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Building Boards

Started by grobo, December 22, 2015, 12:51:01 pm

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grobo

Hi folks,
Any suggestions how to "build" a decent building board.

Currently I use an old supele door with cork tiles glued onto it but it doesnt give much depth for pinning.
cheers
Graeme
:uk:

itsme

I use 20mm mdf with a 12 mm plasterboard on top. Takes pins great and you can even draw on it.

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PDR

Keep your existing door, but replace the cork tiles with sundeala board (pinboard - available in board-sized pieces from DIY shops). The Sundeala is 3/8" thick and holds pins well. If you really need more pin-depth or a slightly firmer surface then glue cork tiles in top. Mine has a layer of cartridge paper glued on top with wallpaper paste on which I've drawn a 1" grid on that with a fine-tip indelible pen and then covered the surface with clear sticky-backed plastic (I was a blue peter kid - so bite me!). After a few years of use the pinholes start the plastic pealing, so I just peal it off, apply another layer of paper and start again. I've done this twice in about 30 years, so it's worth the time.

PDR
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THE BLACKBIRD

I use 30mm kitchen worktops with 12mm plaster board laid on top, takes pins ok and I can get it 3300mm long and its cheap, so is replaced often because even though I have cutting mats I still cut on the board
Tony
The man that never made a mistake
Never made anything

Kevin Fairgrieve (NSS)

An old door with plaster board.

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Takes 1/3 scale plans in its stride.

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Kev

grobo

Hi NSS,
Looks the business
Thanks for the reply.
How do you secure the Plasterboard to the door..if at all..#
Cheers
Graeme

itsme

No need.it stays there. I cover any cut edges with masking tape to stop you getting white lines on your trousers! When it gets knackered just turn it over.

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grobo

Perfect.
Will give it a go.
Cheers
Graeme

Kevin Fairgrieve (NSS)

Quote from: itsme on December 24, 2015, 17:21:06 pm
No need.it stays there. I cover any cut edges with masking tape to stop you getting white lines on your trousers! When it gets knackered just turn it over.

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What he said.

:af

Kev

grobo