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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-21-2009, 03:09 AM Thread Starter
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Smile Home Depot's 100% cellular PVC: Similar to HDU ?

(Not sure if I placed this thread in the right forum. God. So many of them ...)

I have been building very detailed ( using 1mm router ) models from MDF, but the pain of sealing and painting it afterwards was too much (apart from the fact that with priming, sanding, priming, sanding, painting sanding, ... half of the details are gone).

Anyhow. I was looking to build my next models in HDU. Never worked with it, though. So I was looking for a local supplier (Markham, Ontario) and stumbled across a "100% cellular PVC" board at Home Depot. It routes ok, sands nicely. Except I sometimes collect burrs around the router and then my precision is gone. Anyone have any thoughts ? ("Go to HDU immediately" or such)

By the way: If someone has tiny HDU scraps kicking around, I'd really like to try them ( 0.5" x 3" x 1.5" is enough, will pay for shipping of course). But I'll post that in the "Wanted" forum ...

Thanks, guys !
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 09-09-2009, 08:34 AM
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I have used some of the PVC lumber for trim, and if I'm rememberring correctly, the exterior is smooth, but the interior has tiny voids that kind of look like end grain. I don't know how it would look routed.

The stuff I bought was cheap. You should be able to get an 8' piece of 1 x 3 for $10 or so.

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