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Old July 11th, 2005, 10:48 PM   #1
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Particle Board?

I am stumped.

This site:
http://www.mediachance.com/dvdlab/dof/index2.htm

Mentions "particle board". I have looked around and It seems that the only particle board that I can find is thicker and heavier built then what is shown on that site.

The board used on the site almost looks like the board they use to make the brown clipboards.

Does anyone have any idea where I can get the particle board mentioned in that site? Links to buy it online? Locally?

Thanks for your time!
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Old July 12th, 2005, 02:31 AM   #2
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Hey, you dont have to follow the tutorial 100%. The guy who made it only tells you how he made his dof adapter and what "materials" he used.
What you need is just some plates that are thin enough and strong enough to keep all the components together(Discman motor, lens mount, slr lens etc..). What you could do is to just go around the house and find something that is good enough.(you will probarly find something made of particle wood anyway that you can use)
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Old July 12th, 2005, 03:20 AM   #3
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I'll have a look around my house. I don't think I have anything that could withstand the drilling and screws and such. I may even end up just buying those clipboards and cutting them up.

I just figured I was overlooking something!

Thanks for your help!
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Old July 12th, 2005, 12:12 PM   #4
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I think Home Depot got those boards.
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Old July 12th, 2005, 12:52 PM   #5
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plate

use aluminum plate

forget about particle board


particle board = bad
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Old July 12th, 2005, 01:57 PM   #6
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I checked Home Depot but I was in a rush, so they could have. Most of the lumber that Home Depot and Lowe's had was heavier built then what I needed.

I will pick up some alluminum sheets and hopefully I will get to start piecing everything together.

Thanks for you help!
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Old July 12th, 2005, 03:34 PM   #7
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aluminum is pretty easy to work with but if you are going for extended cuts or drilling it is best to get some aluminum machining fluid. Not necessary but it will keep the temps of your bits and blades down and can reduce scraping and tearing caused by worn blades. I used it on metal lathes and mills and it really helps when doing a lot of aluminum work. Just a quick suggestion, not necessary though if your only cutting thin sheets.
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Old July 12th, 2005, 03:41 PM   #8
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Masonite (the stuff that they put on skateboard ramps) is thin but fairly strong.
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Old July 12th, 2005, 05:16 PM   #9
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http://www.tapplastics.com/shop/category.php?bid=24
Any "signs business" has some scrap they could cut and drill. Add screws, spacers and a motor to your design. The sky/budget is the limit.
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Old July 12th, 2005, 05:53 PM   #10
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Masonite (the stuff that they put on skateboard ramps) is thin but fairly strong.
Yes, I believe that is what those clipboards I am referring to are made of. (At Office Depot they were labelled "masonite".)
I will get several different forms of sheets. I'll probably pick up some alluminum and a few of those clip boards soon. Then I'll look into Taps Plastics if I run into any problems.

I am looking into a local business around the area to do some drilling for me (For several projects) considering I don't own very many tools. I believe my local True Value does drilling for a pretty cheap price. If that doesn't work I'll look around for a place that makes signs and they should be able to help me out.

Thanks again for all your time!

As always you guys have been a great help!
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