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Old 02-27-2009, 08:06 AM
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This guide was over at SK and someone asked if it could be brought over here. Not alot of text to it but a picture tells a thousand words. Thanks to canoeguide for this innovative idea.

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i've come up with another idea which in theory (so far) seems like a winner, which i'll be trying in the next two weeks... just bought the materials today.

I picked up a 4x8 sheet of 1/8" hardboard (you know, that dark composite stuff) for like $7 at lowes. i plan on just ripping this into 8' long 23/32" wide strips either on a table saw or with a router, and then wrapping/nailing it around the 1/2" insert + 1/4" padding. it's probably rigid enough to eliminate the v problem and give a flush racetrack/insert... yet easily flexible enough to go around the curves. plus, at $7 a sheet, and considering you could probably get 48, 8' long strips out of one sheet, you can do enough tables out of one sheet to make the cost next to nothing per table.

insert piece is 15/32" + 1/4" volara, ringed with 1/8" thick hardboard ripped to 11/16" width. racetrack is 23/32". regular 1/4" long, 1/2 crown staples went in pretty well with my electric stapler.

not sure how well the pic does it justice, but the transition is as close to 100% tight and level as i think you're going to find. i hope someone finds this useful... i know i'll be using it from now on.
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Further in the original thread it was discussed that most electric staplers could shoot 1" brads and quite a few people had success attaching the hardboard with brads and an electric stapler. Obviously, a pneumatic stapler would work much better.
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That's not bad, I personally like the raised surfaces though.
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There's ALWAYS one.

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