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I have a Peachtree dovetail jig that mounts to a user made Mounting Block
I've made two blocks for it (3/4” pine stock glued together) & they both ended up warping over time due to the humidity out in my garage/shop!
It's not that big of a deal to make up another mounting board, But I would like to use a better type of wood that's less pron to warping. Personally I don't like to use MDF when it's going to be out in the garage exposed to any kind of moisture/humidity, I was thinking of maybe trying some quarter sawed oak?

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Just use MDF and PAINT it , to keep the moisture/humidity out of it.
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You can use the item below,with a screw or two ,no glue needed to make your block.
1125 ..3/4" X 4"X 48 " Sheet**

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I have a Peachtree dovetail jig that mounts to a user made Mounting Block
I've made two blocks for it (3/4” pine stock glued together) & they both ended up warping over time due to the humidity out in my garage/shop!
It's not that big of a deal to make up another mounting board, But I would like to use a better type of wood that's less pron to warping. Personally I don't like to use MDF when it's going to be out in the garage exposed to any kind of moisture/humidity, I was thinking of maybe trying some quarter sawed oak?

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Doug. I have the same type jig and I used Poplar or Tulipwood. It, been on there for over a year and has't changed so can notice and it's affordable. Gary
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I have the same jig and my mounting block is made of MDF. With a couple of coats of Johnson paste wax, it will last a long time. Or you can paint it as BJ suggest. Mine is over a year old, and is still solid.

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Thanks for everyone’s replies!

I was in my local Woodcraft store today & they had some Ash table leg stock 2-1/2” X 2-1/2” X 36” that I picked up. It has really straight grain & I can cut it in half then stack the pieces to make the block!

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I second the suggestion of Poplar! It is a wonderful wood for this, but ash is also an excellent choice for a dimensionally stable wood. Pine is never used to make baseball bats - there are several reasons why! I wonder if a pine bat would be better for hitting a curve ball?

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They are very good at Breaking! Pine isn't very stable,in My thinking. Much better at smaller projects, and if the rite kind, 2by 4's

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