Official Luthiers Forum!

Solely owned and operated by Lance Kragenbrink
It is currently Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:13 am


All times are UTC - 5 hours





Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: teflon (ptfe sheets)
PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:47 pm 
Offline
Cocobolo
Cocobolo

Joined: Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:27 pm
Posts: 315
First name: john
Last Name: shelton
City: Alsea
State: Oregon
Zip/Postal Code: 97324
Country: usa
Focus: Build
Status: Professional
I seem to recall a thread about buying sheets of PTFE and sawing one's own glue strips. I'm interested in trying this but the prices on teflon sheets are a little startling. Anyone have any leads on cheaper alternatives. I'm interested in something either 1/8" thick or 1/4" thick.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: teflon (ptfe sheets)
PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:49 pm 
Offline
Contributing Member
Contributing Member

Joined: Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:26 pm
Posts: 181
First name: Carl
Last Name: Dickinson
City: Forest Ranch
State: California
Zip/Postal Code: 95942
Country: USA
Focus: Build
Status: Amateur
I see what you mean. Here's the results of a couple of searches, looks like it's about $30/ board foot for HDPE. https://www.tapplastics.com/product/pla ... boards/346. 1/2" 3/4" or 1" from Tap.
Or a 1/2" cutting board at walmart, https://www.walmart.com/ip/BRADSHAW-INT ... d/14938510.
Woodcraft also has UHMW sheets 1/8" to 3/4". https://www.woodcraft.com/products/uhmw-sheet-1-8-thick.
I've cut up old cutting boards before that my wife had me replace with bamboo ones :) .


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: teflon (ptfe sheets)
PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:08 pm 
Offline
Cocobolo
Cocobolo

Joined: Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:27 pm
Posts: 315
First name: john
Last Name: shelton
City: Alsea
State: Oregon
Zip/Postal Code: 97324
Country: usa
Focus: Build
Status: Professional
CarlD wrote:
I see what you mean. Here's the results of a couple of searches, looks like it's about $30/ board foot for HDPE. https://www.tapplastics.com/product/pla ... boards/346. 1/2" 3/4" or 1" from Tap.
Or a 1/2" cutting board at walmart, https://www.walmart.com/ip/BRADSHAW-INT ... d/14938510.
Woodcraft also has UHMW sheets 1/8" to 3/4". https://www.woodcraft.com/products/uhmw-sheet-1-8-thick.
I've cut up old cutting boards before that my wife had me replace with bamboo ones :) .

Thanks for your help. I'm not familiar with the characteristics of HDPE or UHMW, are those impervious to glue like HDPE (teflon)?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: teflon (ptfe sheets)
PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:37 pm 
Offline
Contributing Member
Contributing Member

Joined: Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:26 pm
Posts: 181
First name: Carl
Last Name: Dickinson
City: Forest Ranch
State: California
Zip/Postal Code: 95942
Country: USA
Focus: Build
Status: Amateur
If I got the cut surfaces of the cutting boards smooth, it didn't stick. If in doubt, call the seller and ask.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: teflon (ptfe sheets)
PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:47 pm 
Offline
Contributing Member
Contributing Member
User avatar

Joined: Thu May 12, 2005 5:46 am
Posts: 2619
Location: United States
McMaster-Carr has them. https://www.mcmaster.com/ptfe
I've done this before for fret slots when gluing on binding.

_________________
Jim Watts
http://jameswattsguitars.com



These users thanked the author Jim Watts for the post: jshelton (Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:23 am)
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: teflon (ptfe sheets)
PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:18 pm 
Offline
Contributing Member
Contributing Member

Joined: Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:26 pm
Posts: 181
First name: Carl
Last Name: Dickinson
City: Forest Ranch
State: California
Zip/Postal Code: 95942
Country: USA
Focus: Build
Status: Amateur
Now that's pricey!
Check this article out. It will help with your determination. http://www.plasticgenius.com/2009/04/pl ... esive.html.



These users thanked the author CarlD for the post: jshelton (Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:23 am)
Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
phpBB customization services by 2by2host.com