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    Mar 18, 2015, 6:57 AM - Wood type #1

    What type of wood are you guys using to build your HIC? MDF, Pine? Thanks for your help in advance.
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    Mar 19, 2015, 6:19 AM - Re: Wood type #2

    55 views not one answer. Sheesh.
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    Jul 8, 2015, 2:53 PM - Re: Wood type #3

    We're all wondering what the answer will be
  5. Jul 8, 2015, 3:02 PM - Re: Wood type #4

    MDF is cheap and easy to use, just make sure you wear good mask when cutting as it contains toxins ( it's the glue that holds it together)

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    Or you could use ply board it doesn't really matter, go for what suits your budget.
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    Jul 8, 2015, 3:31 PM - Re: Wood type #5

    i think i used 3/8" cdx plywood on mine. lots of bondo too.
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    2 Weeks Ago - Aug 17, 2015, 12:35 PM - Re: Wood type #6

    I can imagine the MDF versions must weigh a ton
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    1 Week Ago - Aug 19, 2015, 2:03 AM - Re: Wood type #7

    I used 3/4" pine for the sides, 1/2" pine for the main panel the rubber was mounted in, and a little MDF to back some of the inserts cut into the various sides. I also used some 2" x 2" pine to make blocks to frame out the sides and front panels, better distribute the weight, and as mounting points for a french cleat. The finished full size HiC weighed in at around 60 lbs and was pretty easy to get up high on a wall with some scaffolding and 2 friends.

    See my thread for a full write-up of my entire process: http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f61/m...nt-done-51194/

    Good luck!
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    1 Week Ago - Aug 20, 2015, 1:15 PM - Re: Wood type #8

    The pre-cut box kits that I offer are made from MDF

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