MDF vs. Hardwood
I have a plan for a Box Joint Jig that calls for it to be constructed with 3/4 and 1 inch hardwood. I have an extremely small shop and about the only thing I build is boxes, clocks, signs and some scroll work. Thereby about the only hardwood I have on hand is from 1/8 to 1/2 inch thick stock. I do have enough MDF to build a house in 1/2 and 3/4 inch thick pieces, so my question is, would MDF be sufficiently hard enough to build a Box Joint Jig?
Actually my primary concern would be the inability of MDF to hold the screws and fasteners to build the jig. Is there a way around this particular concern or am I being overly cautious?
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