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    Default 35 pounds of steel

    Mostly 1/4" and one piece of 1/2" all for $10 at the scrapyard. Going to build a nice platen. Figured as long as I was there I would pick up some extra..
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    Looks good, I love going to the scrap yard it is just like visiting a candy store, so many possibilities. I have had flat platens made of various things, mild steel, hard high carbon steel, and glass. I really like the glass surface for the platen. I bought the glass from USA knife maker. I have the glass JB welded/epoxied to flat surface, so foar it is the cats meow.

    I am just tossing out an idea. Thank you for the build pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spazola View Post
    Looks good, I love going to the scrap yard it is just like visiting a candy store, so many possibilities. I have had flat platens made of various things, mild steel, hard high carbon steel, and glass. I really like the glass surface for the platen. I bought the glass from USA knife maker. I have the glass JB welded/epoxied to flat surface, so foar it is the cats meow.

    I am just tossing out an idea. Thank you for the build pics.

    Charlie
    That sounds like a great idea Charlie. Ill have to give it a try... So far this is what I've done for the platen build. Gotta order some wheels now.
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    Have you tried the graphite impregnated canvas yet?
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    Not me, I don't know about Charlie...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Blue View Post
    Have you tried the graphite impregnated canvas yet?
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    Not me, I don't know about Charlie...
    Not me, I will put in on my list, next time I place an order form someplace that sells it.

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    Just won two 2x2 wheels on eBay and a new 3x2 domed tracking wheel. Will be able to finish the platen next week sometime...

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