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Old 11-29-2017, 08:20 AM
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Just curious what you fellas with T tracks are doing as far as your waste boards are concerned. I'm thinking of cutting some MDF to fit between my tracks and then surfacing the MDF. I don't think I would want to glue the MDF down to the table at this point. Any suggestions?

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Old 11-29-2017, 11:01 AM
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As you say...I cut and place 3/4 MDF between my T-tracks. However, I do not glue them down. I counter sink screws about 1/2 into the MDF.

Works very well for me but have to be very careful if accidentally cut into the spoilboard. Missed a few screws more than once.

Thinking of gluing next time.
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Old 11-29-2017, 12:01 PM
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If you place ripped pieces on the table and you overlap them on the extrusions a bit, they will hold much better. I am a "glue em down" guy, because when they are used up, just glue another over the top
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Old 11-29-2017, 02:54 PM
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Sounds like gluing them down is still the way to go. On my hobby machine I drilled holes in the waste board and used insert threads and various fixtures which worked out pretty good. I just want to be able to use the full "milling" size of the table when needed.
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Old 11-29-2017, 04:42 PM
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As Gary said cut your MDF to overlap the rails but leave space for the clamp bolt.
I glued mine down and clamped them in place using many drywall screws - when cured removed the screws. - -Then mill the surface.
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Old 11-29-2017, 09:02 PM
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Sounds like a plan....thanks guys.
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