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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-09-2009, 07:03 AM Thread Starter
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Default What is 'Hard Board'

In a couple of different project plans I have seen reference to 'hard board'

Is that what used to call 'Masonite' when I was a kid?
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Hardboard, Masonite, MDF- pretty much all the same.

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Yes, Masonite is how I know it also. I also compare it to peg board without the holes
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Hello Dennis,

Masonite is a type of hardboard invented by William H. Mason.
In other words Masonite is a trademark name for a type of fiber board.
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Masonite,,a great way to wipe out router bits

It's full of junk ,,, if you have a RAS ,turn the lights off and cut some Masonite and watch the sparks fly out the back side same for Lam.flooring ,full of dirt and tons of hard glue..


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Originally Posted by kp91 View Post
Hardboard, Masonite, MDF- pretty much all the same.
Hardboard and Masonite are, but MDF is more homogenous and comes in a greater variety of thicknesses. All the hardboard I've known was much thinner, either 1/8" or 1/4". Pegboard without the holes made me laugh but that's the sort of thing.


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Hardboard is a high density fibreboard product, laminated paper board impregnated with oil (tempered hardboard) and compressed. It can either be smooth on both sides or with one embosses side (small cross hatchings) In the U.K. doors used to be faced with it then painted. Danelectro guitars were backed and faced with "Masonite".
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