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Default What is the white material all your jigs and fences are made of?

I've tried the white cutting board plastic for runners buts pretty soft. What is that stuff you use for fences, jigs, etc and where can I get it? I have a few ideas for jigs and using hardwood wouldn't be good because of expansion/contraction.
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Hi Paulcomi - take a look at the following thread:

http://routerforums.com/showthread.php?t=243
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Hi Paul
Like you I always try to save a buck or two when it comes to buying stock.
I tried to do the same thing and buy the same plastic that OakPark sales and I ran into the price block.
You can find it in 1/4",3/8",1/2" and up ,in 4ft x 4ft or 4ft x 8ft but it's NOT cheap and if you don't mind dropping 95.oo to 300.oo per.+ go for it.
That why I would stick with the OakPark jigs for now.
You can find a outlet for the plastic in the yellow pages (under Plastic )
My son runs a shop for Car-Toys and they use it from time to time and once I got a small left over for 25.oo bucks , it was 1/2" x 18" x 21" ,so to say you may want to drop a dime and call around in your town you may find some also.
The clear plastic is Not slick like the milk white and the milk white machines well.

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Its not so much that I'm cheap but I'm a woodworker and making my own jigs often enables me to make something that is better tailored for my needs. Today, I found the white 3/4" thick material in 4" wide x 24" long and made two jigs for $28.
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Hi Paul
Unlike you I am a cheap SOB and I like to make my own jigs too, like you.
Maybe you and I should get some and then cut to order and sell them on the Net.
I'm sure you would get many orders, bulk is the key and I'm sure you know that.
Not to step on OakPark sales ,but just sell the blank stock only, for jigs.
Maybe ask Mark and Bob and Rick if you can put a link on the Router Forum.
Just a thought.

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Hi Paul
Just a link you may want to read.


http://www.routerforums.com/faq.php?...q_item#faq_2d4



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Paulcomi, I don't believe you got an exact answer to your question. The guys use HDPE (High Density PolyEthelene) for building the jigs. Another good choice is UHMW (Ultra High Molecular Weight).

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Just a quick note
See the post from Gilbear and the link on that post.


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Woodcraft offers pre-packaged cut offs of UHMW (Ultra High Molecular Weight). It comes in 3lbs and 6lbs weights. #lbs is $11.99 and 6lbs is $21.99.
I have found many useful pieces in the 6lbs packages. I have made both fences and jigs from them. Not cheap but it doesn't cost a fortune either.

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I bought some UHMW yesterday from eBay.
1" x 4" x 4 feet cost me $13.49 and it's enough for 2 fences. I also bought a 3/4" thick piece for jigs.
I bought from this eBay store: http://stores.ebay.com/WEPlastics

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