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 Post subject: EZ Mold build for a OO.
PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 7:14 pm 
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I built a mold for a OO.

3 layers of MDF.

1/2" dowels help align the two halves.

6" eye bolts with knobs hold the 2 halves together but stay out of the way of the neck and end block when it's time to clamp them to the sides.

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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2015 8:59 pm 
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Rather than gluing up the layers and cutting out each half (lots of sanding), if you use dowels or some other means of registering/aligning the layers, once you cut/sand/perfect the first one, you can rough cut the others on the bandsaw and use the first one as a template to finish the rest with a router and pilot bearing bit. Very little additional sanding needed. Then glue them together.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 8:06 am 
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The router method would work well too. I have an random orbital spindle sander connected to dust collection. I'm pretty good with a band saw so the sanding doesn't take long at all.

Lots of ways to get from point A to point B. That one of the reasons I like this forum so much. I get to see lots of different ways to accomplish the same task and decide which works best for me.



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 10:41 am 
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Agreed. I just try to avoid sanding (and routing) MDF as much as possible. Even with a dust collector, that stuff goes everywhere, and it dulls blades quickly too.


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