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47615Re: MDO question

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  • Jon & Wanda(Tink)
    Jan 6, 2006
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      --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "John B. Trussell"
      <John.Trussell@w...> wrote:
      >
      > Ronzo--There are periodic threads about MDO on this group. I
      recently
      > completed a stitch and glue boat using Olympus MDO plywood. This
      product
      > is used to make highway signs and obviously Transportation
      Departments have
      > more clout with plywood manufacturers than amateur boatbuilders. I
      find
      > that it is very nice to work with if you ignore the smell of what I
      suspect
      > is urea formaldahyde glue when you cut it.
      >
      > I chose it because the sanding and filling necessary to get an
      acceptable
      > paint job is my least favorite part of boatbuilding. MDO cuts this
      time
      > significantly.
      >
      > I would caution you that MDO comes in several variations, including
      some
      > that is intended for concrete forms. I don't know if this would be
      suitable
      > for boatbuilding. My experience is limited to highway sign
      material, and I
      > like it.
      >
      > John T

      That that is used for concrete forms is not MDO it is HDO (H for
      heavy) and is not embosed on the face so paint and glass do not stick
      as well. Most HDO is 1" to 1-1/4" thick.

      Jon
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