Now I get what you are talking about. Once it goes from paper to wood, the grids are gone. Not sure about what to do...but then again it may not be too much of a problem.
Let's think about it and see what we come up with.
I was planning on using ripped pine instead of the masonite. It gives you the same smoot contour, but weighs only a fraction of what masonite does. It is much easier to level with a belt sander as well. I used this construction on a friend's layout once and it worked very well. Plastic strips would be good, too. Perry Lamb used that technique.
Question on flexible luan...how would you cut something that bendable?
Maybe we should go back to Tom's as a group and look around.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bob & Halina Wheeler"
Sent: Monday, November 23, 2009 4:41:48 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: Re: [NCIOG] New layout design
- Using 1/4" thick, need 3 layers to get 3/4" thick sides.
- For inner loop need 3 pcs x ~ 8' = 24 running feet.
- For the outer loop need 9.5 pcs x 8' = 75.4 running feet
- Therefore total running feet = 100'
- If we make the benchwork 3.5" high we would have enough material from one sheet of 1/4" bendable luaun. In other words we would get 13 strips out of the sheet whereas we need only 12.5.