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Offline Woodwork Wizard

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MFT 90* Square
« on: February 09, 2016, 06:52 AM »
It's a big triangle of 18mm ply with a strip of 12mm MDF glued and pinned to one side. Because the MDF gives it an overall height of 30mm it butts up against the guide rail, making checking for square very easy without lowering the height of the guide rail.

Adjusting the height of the guide rail brackets to cut different thicknesses of sheet goods may alter the accuracy of the MFT so this device will be useful for that issue too.




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Offline Latech15

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Re: MFT 90* Square
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2016, 09:36 AM »
What was your method for determining absolute square on the plywood?  Not questioning, I just found myself questioning everything that I ever held to be true and square in my shop the other day after I determined by measuring corner to corner, that the large rafter square that I have and my drafting square are both out of square.

Offline Woodwork Wizard

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Re: MFT 90* Square
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2016, 05:06 PM »
I used the 5 square cut method, measured with digital calipers, corrected the guide rail/error to within something so tiny it really makes no difference, then cut the triangle on the MFT. I do realise that you do need to have your MFT already set accurately to accomplish this, but now I can check it whenever I adjust the guide rail height, remove the rail or just want to make sure the guide rail is at 90*.




 







Offline jobsworth

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Re: MFT 90* Square
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2016, 02:21 AM »
You best come to Jobby connect this summer, maybe we can get you to demo how you make some of your jigs.

Good stuff buddy

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Re: MFT 90* Square
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2016, 12:56 PM »
You can also use phenolic plywood for this purpose.

Pretty sure you already know about Euro Color Ply phenolic plywoods, in case not, here are some more info:

Euro Color Ply is an ideal material for the furniture and joinery industries. Its features provide smooth and superior surfaces that are ready for use. The panels are rigid and often used for making jigs and tooling as they are extremely durable.

Size: 2' x 4' (24" x 48")
Thickness: 3/4" (19mm)
Color: Green, Light Brown, Dark Brown, Black, Red, White
Number of Plys: 14 Plys

Advantages:
Environmentally friendly, durable, easily workable, hygienic, odour free, easy-to-clean, wear-resistant, weather- and water-proof, resists commonly used chemicals. Riga Form for shuttering can be re-used many times.

Characteristics of Overlay:
Surface with an overlay is smooth, glossy and hard. It resists abrasion, it is weather and moisture proof and resists commonly used chemicals, dilute acids and alkalis. The surface is easy to clean with water or steam.

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Anderson Plywood's Layout Square for MFT Table is also made from the same material:

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Re: MFT 90* Square
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2018, 11:52 PM »
Good news! Our Layout Square is now available on Amazon.com, and it ships free for Amazon Prime users!
You may use the link in our signature line.
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