Mike "Wuzzy121". Rest in peace, brother

Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Off-Topic > Garage / Workshop

Notices

Drawing Board

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-14-2012, 03:07 AM   #1
tigerfan00 [OP] tigerfan00 is offline
BECAUSE INTERNETS!!
tigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
tigerfan00's Avatar
Law Enforcement: beat cop...putting bad people in jail
Name: Jeff
Joined: Apr 2008, #5966
Location: Dunkin Donuts
Age: 32
Gender: Male
Posts: 34,713
tigerfan00's Tacoma Gallery
Drawing Board

So I've had this drawing board for a few years...I snagged it when my mom quit doing graphic design...it's in great shape and has now become my work table in my apartment for things I dont feel like doing in the garage...such as gun cleaning etc

The problem is that the surface of it needs to be covered...lots of old cuts and glue etc from back in the day and it's no longer as smooth as I'd like

Anyone have suggestions for a new surface? Requirements being non-porous and somewhat hard so i can write against it if necessary...even better if it has white-board capabilities

I want no seams, so it'll need to be a 30"x42" sheet of something

Plywood is out because it's too rough and porous...and thick and heavy
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2012, 03:58 AM   #2
Senior Member
DrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Joined: Nov 2010, #46791
Gender: Male
Posts: 15,089
DrewH's Tacoma Gallery
You can buy Dry Erase board.. usually about a 1/4" thick, gloss white surface and you can write on it with dry erase markers.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2012, 04:00 AM   #3
tigerfan00 [OP] tigerfan00 is offline
BECAUSE INTERNETS!!
tigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
tigerfan00's Avatar
Law Enforcement: beat cop...putting bad people in jail
Name: Jeff
Joined: Apr 2008, #5966
Location: Dunkin Donuts
Age: 32
Gender: Male
Posts: 34,713
tigerfan00's Tacoma Gallery
good to know that is an option

I was thinking a good thin laminate (like flooring or countertop) would work well
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2012, 04:02 AM   #4
Senior Member
DrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Joined: Nov 2010, #46791
Gender: Male
Posts: 15,089
DrewH's Tacoma Gallery
You can also apply dry erase laminate over top of whatever you decide to use to make it into a writable surface.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2012, 04:06 AM   #5
tigerfan00 [OP] tigerfan00 is offline
BECAUSE INTERNETS!!
tigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
tigerfan00's Avatar
Law Enforcement: beat cop...putting bad people in jail
Name: Jeff
Joined: Apr 2008, #5966
Location: Dunkin Donuts
Age: 32
Gender: Male
Posts: 34,713
tigerfan00's Tacoma Gallery
They make dry erase laminate? because that would be perfect!

The only reason i'm refinishing it is because of the old cuts and glue all over it...and it's ugly
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2012, 04:09 AM   #6
Senior Member
DrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Joined: Nov 2010, #46791
Gender: Male
Posts: 15,089
DrewH's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by tigerfan00 View Post
They make dry erase laminate? because that would be perfect!

The only reason i'm refinishing it is because of the old cuts and glue all over it...and it's ugly
It's a clear vinyl laminate.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2012, 04:12 AM   #7
tigerfan00 [OP] tigerfan00 is offline
BECAUSE INTERNETS!!
tigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
tigerfan00's Avatar
Law Enforcement: beat cop...putting bad people in jail
Name: Jeff
Joined: Apr 2008, #5966
Location: Dunkin Donuts
Age: 32
Gender: Male
Posts: 34,713
tigerfan00's Tacoma Gallery
interesting

can I buy this at lowes? approx. how much $ per sq ft am I looking at?
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2012, 04:17 AM   #8
Senior Member
DrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Joined: Nov 2010, #46791
Gender: Male
Posts: 15,089
DrewH's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by tigerfan00 View Post
interesting

can I buy this at lowes? approx. how much $ per sq ft am I looking at?
Probably not but I've never been to Lowe's. If you have any Sign shops in your area they should have it. To be clear this is a laminate you apply the same as a vinyl decal over top of what ever you decide to recover your table with.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2012, 04:19 AM   #9
tigerfan00 [OP] tigerfan00 is offline
BECAUSE INTERNETS!!
tigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
tigerfan00's Avatar
Law Enforcement: beat cop...putting bad people in jail
Name: Jeff
Joined: Apr 2008, #5966
Location: Dunkin Donuts
Age: 32
Gender: Male
Posts: 34,713
tigerfan00's Tacoma Gallery
Could I not just apply this over the current table top if I scrape/sand all the glue spots etc?
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2012, 04:21 AM   #10
Senior Member
DrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrewH is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Joined: Nov 2010, #46791
Gender: Male
Posts: 15,089
DrewH's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by tigerfan00 View Post
Could I not just apply this over the current table top if I scrape/sand all the glue spots etc?
Sure, if it's smooth you wouldn't have a problem. It's basically just a big clear sticker.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2012, 04:23 AM   #11
rabble rabble rabble
dud122 is one of the sharper tools in the sheddud122 is one of the sharper tools in the sheddud122 is one of the sharper tools in the sheddud122 is one of the sharper tools in the sheddud122 is one of the sharper tools in the sheddud122 is one of the sharper tools in the sheddud122 is one of the sharper tools in the sheddud122 is one of the sharper tools in the sheddud122 is one of the sharper tools in the sheddud122 is one of the sharper tools in the sheddud122 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
dud122's Avatar
Law Enforcement: Humane Officer
Name: Dan
Joined: Nov 2008, #10566
Location: Riverdale Park, MD
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,875
dud122's Tacoma Gallery
Send a message via AIM to dud122
you should get a thin layer of steel or some kind of metal so you won't have to worry about gouges/slices in the future. you could also clean with different chemicals/scrape with a razor and not have to worry about damaging it.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2012, 04:27 AM   #12
tigerfan00 [OP] tigerfan00 is offline
BECAUSE INTERNETS!!
tigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
tigerfan00's Avatar
Law Enforcement: beat cop...putting bad people in jail
Name: Jeff
Joined: Apr 2008, #5966
Location: Dunkin Donuts
Age: 32
Gender: Male
Posts: 34,713
tigerfan00's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by DrewH View Post
Sure, if it's smooth you wouldn't have a problem. It's basically just a big clear sticker.
I'm just concerned about the durability of it...i may just skip the being able to write on it part for something like this VVV

Quote:
Originally Posted by dud122 View Post
you should get a thin layer of steel or some kind of metal so you won't have to worry about gouges/slices in the future. you could also clean with different chemicals/scrape with a razor and not have to worry about damaging it.
good idea...i'll have to look into finding some decent looking thin sheet and someone to cut it for me




The only thing is I think steel would clash with my living room (says the guy who is building a work bench FOR his living room
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2012, 11:02 AM   #13
Senior Member
wileyC is one of the sharper tools in the shedwileyC is one of the sharper tools in the shedwileyC is one of the sharper tools in the shedwileyC is one of the sharper tools in the shedwileyC is one of the sharper tools in the shedwileyC is one of the sharper tools in the shedwileyC is one of the sharper tools in the shedwileyC is one of the sharper tools in the shedwileyC is one of the sharper tools in the shedwileyC is one of the sharper tools in the shedwileyC is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
wileyC's Avatar
Joined: Oct 2011, #65685
Location: Centerville, OH
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,797
wileyC's Tacoma Gallery
just get a sheet of hardboard at your local building supply / home center store... that should hold up plenty good..
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2012, 11:13 AM   #14
Senior Member
macgyver is one of the sharper tools in the shedmacgyver is one of the sharper tools in the shedmacgyver is one of the sharper tools in the shedmacgyver is one of the sharper tools in the shedmacgyver is one of the sharper tools in the shedmacgyver is one of the sharper tools in the shedmacgyver is one of the sharper tools in the shedmacgyver is one of the sharper tools in the shedmacgyver is one of the sharper tools in the shedmacgyver is one of the sharper tools in the shedmacgyver is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
macgyver's Avatar
Name: Brad
Joined: Aug 2009, #21173
Location: Canton, GA
Gender: Male
Posts: 3,567
macgyver's Tacoma Gallery
Get a piece of 3/4" cabinet grade plywood. Roundover the edges with a router or sander. Stain it if you'd like, Then apply some of that liquid glass epoxy resin they use on bar tops.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2012, 11:22 AM   #15
Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983
Pugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Pugga's Avatar
Name: Mike
Joined: Jun 2010, #39131
Location: Massachusetts
Gender: Male
Posts: 27,425
Pugga's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by macgyver View Post
Get a piece of 3/4" cabinet grade plywood. Roundover the edges with a router or sander. Stain it if you'd like, Then apply some of that liquid glass epoxy resin they use on bar tops.
This is a good idea. If you want, put a dry erase section across the back or along one of the sides so you could jot notes while you work but not be working on the dry erase board.

If you like the wood look, get whatever wood you prefer and put a piece of plexiglass on the top. That works as a dry erase surface, will take a beating (might have to be replaced in a couple years) and allows you to replace the top piece of plexi and not have to refinish the wood below.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2012, 11:25 AM   #16
She's got the jimmy legs
Toyotacrawler is one of the sharper tools in the shedToyotacrawler is one of the sharper tools in the shedToyotacrawler is one of the sharper tools in the shedToyotacrawler is one of the sharper tools in the shedToyotacrawler is one of the sharper tools in the shedToyotacrawler is one of the sharper tools in the shedToyotacrawler is one of the sharper tools in the shedToyotacrawler is one of the sharper tools in the shedToyotacrawler is one of the sharper tools in the shedToyotacrawler is one of the sharper tools in the shedToyotacrawler is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Toyotacrawler's Avatar
Name: Mike
Joined: Aug 2010, #41911
Location: Cusseta/Opelika AL
Age: 37
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,577
Toyotacrawler's Tacoma Gallery
If you decide not to do the steel or the wood, I believe hobby lobby has the material to replace the surface. I believe it comes in a roll. I think it's called something like drafting board covering or something like that. I'll look for the link

Well I couldn't find it on the Hobby Lobby site but I did find this...
http://www.officesupersavers.com/vie...FQPe4Aodgnjqcw
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2012, 06:40 PM   #17
tigerfan00 [OP] tigerfan00 is offline
BECAUSE INTERNETS!!
tigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
tigerfan00's Avatar
Law Enforcement: beat cop...putting bad people in jail
Name: Jeff
Joined: Apr 2008, #5966
Location: Dunkin Donuts
Age: 32
Gender: Male
Posts: 34,713
tigerfan00's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by macgyver View Post
Get a piece of 3/4" cabinet grade plywood. Roundover the edges with a router or sander. Stain it if you'd like, Then apply some of that liquid glass epoxy resin they use on bar tops.
Other than the 3/4 plywood, I like this idea best

I'm betting I can write on that resin too


I'll go with a little bit thinner plywood though...probably find something in the 1/4 area because the table top is already 3/4 thick and I don't want to make it more of a pain to move around
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2012, 05:41 AM   #18
Senior Member
macgyver is one of the sharper tools in the shedmacgyver is one of the sharper tools in the shedmacgyver is one of the sharper tools in the shedmacgyver is one of the sharper tools in the shedmacgyver is one of the sharper tools in the shedmacgyver is one of the sharper tools in the shedmacgyver is one of the sharper tools in the shedmacgyver is one of the sharper tools in the shedmacgyver is one of the sharper tools in the shedmacgyver is one of the sharper tools in the shedmacgyver is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
macgyver's Avatar
Name: Brad
Joined: Aug 2009, #21173
Location: Canton, GA
Gender: Male
Posts: 3,567
macgyver's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by tigerfan00 View Post
Other than the 3/4 plywood, I like this idea best

I'm betting I can write on that resin too


I'll go with a little bit thinner plywood though...probably find something in the 1/4 area because the table top is already 3/4 thick and I don't want to make it more of a pain to move around
Well when I said 3/4 ply I meant replacing the tabletop entirely with a new one. Sure, you could veneer a sheet of 1/4" ply to the existing top. Just use some contact cement on both surfaces and make sure the existing top is clean and free of debris and oils or residues to ensure the glue sticks.


...Still waiting on someone to make a "back to the drawing board" comment when the time is right.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2012, 11:27 AM   #19
There's an evil monkey in my truck
Evil Monkey is one of the sharper tools in the shedEvil Monkey is one of the sharper tools in the shedEvil Monkey is one of the sharper tools in the shedEvil Monkey is one of the sharper tools in the shedEvil Monkey is one of the sharper tools in the shedEvil Monkey is one of the sharper tools in the shedEvil Monkey is one of the sharper tools in the shedEvil Monkey is one of the sharper tools in the shedEvil Monkey is one of the sharper tools in the shedEvil Monkey is one of the sharper tools in the shedEvil Monkey is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Evil Monkey's Avatar
Navy: Tradevman (flight simulator tech), Aviation Electrician (F-14a), Computer Scientist(civ)
Name: Robert
Joined: Aug 2007, #2352
Location: Escondido, CA
Age: 52
Gender: Male
Posts: 8,250
Evil Monkey's Tacoma Gallery
Use Lexan sheeting.

http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Your-Own...ry-Erase-Board)

They have the sheets at Home Depot. I've made motorcycle shields out of it.

It cuts and drills nicely so there's no worry about cracking.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2012, 11:32 AM   #20
braaap
steve o 77 is one of the sharper tools in the shedsteve o 77 is one of the sharper tools in the shedsteve o 77 is one of the sharper tools in the shedsteve o 77 is one of the sharper tools in the shedsteve o 77 is one of the sharper tools in the shedsteve o 77 is one of the sharper tools in the shedsteve o 77 is one of the sharper tools in the shedsteve o 77 is one of the sharper tools in the shedsteve o 77 is one of the sharper tools in the shedsteve o 77 is one of the sharper tools in the shedsteve o 77 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
steve o 77's Avatar
Name: Steven
Joined: Nov 2009, #26726
Location: Columbus, OH
Age: 24
Gender: Guy
Posts: 19,559
steve o 77's Tacoma Gallery
1/16" thick stainless sheet would be nice.

not cheap though Im guessing.
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2010 Tacoma Longbed Drawing xrhode 2nd Gen. Builds 2 06-08-2010 02:03 PM
Drawing an ACR in paint ColdZeroBSP Guns & Hunting 5 03-21-2010 05:17 PM
drawing power for piaa switch SilverSeven Lighting 3 12-25-2008 12:47 PM
Starter solenoid shorting/drawing current? cbrodsky 1st Gen. Tacomas 5 06-03-2007 02:17 PM


Copyright © 2014 Tacoma Forum. Tacoma World is not owned by, or affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.