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 Posted: Mon Jun 11th, 2012 01:26 pm
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Doing a section at a time certainly saves a lot of work (and material costs) if you don't like the way things are developing.

I always thought L girder was a mistake because it is wasteful of vertical space. Not something that is considered sometimes, but with a multi-level layout, or even if the under the layout is only used for storage (or in my case, for workbenches) the extra inches can be better used. Many of the ex editor of MR's ideas were over-hyped in the magazine.

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 Posted: Mon Jun 11th, 2012 02:22 pm
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another idea is to get open cases of laminate flooring cheap some is about 3" some is wider i got a box of 11" for $5. habitat for humanity has this sometimes for cheap



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chasv -- what is this about laminate? Are you saying you used laminate in place of the 1/4" plywood? How does it compare on weight and durability?

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 Posted: Sat Jun 23rd, 2012 09:57 pm
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i was reading somewhere to use it it is stable thin and you can get it in just about the right with or put several togather easily. i saw some guys building a bar out of it it looked sharp i don't have much use for a bar but it gave me some ideas for other projects if you can find it cheap



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Herb Kephart wrote: Doing a section at a time certainly saves a lot of work (and material costs) if you don't like the way things are developing.

I always thought L girder was a mistake because it is wasteful of vertical space. Not something that is considered sometimes, but with a multi-level layout, or even if the under the layout is only used for storage (or in my case, for workbenches) the extra inches can be better used. Many of the ex editor of MR's ideas were over-hyped in the magazine.

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No doubt. L- girder benchwork never made sense to me. And with the advent of foamboard, makes even less sense. If I were to construct an indoor layout I'd go entirely with foam board as it allows the freedom to remove and add material where it's wanted or not wanted... similar to the real dirt that I play in.



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