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    Way back when one used to get tempered masonite. This was like harboard, but really hard and strong. It was a popular product to use as vice faces.

    None of the board suppliers around here stock it.

    Any idea where one can get it?
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    Saplings Timber Traders supplies to the retail outlets. Wholesale only

    Perhaps phone them 021 931 2663 to enquire which retailers stock tempered masonite.

    Comes in 6.4mm and 13.2mm
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    Thanks Prof.

    My big vice needs new faces. However, unless an outlet has an offcut piece, I doubt that the size they will sell it in will be affordable, unless many guys here needs to fix a similar problem and we can share a sheet!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poen View Post
    Thanks Prof.

    My big vice needs new faces. However, unless an outlet has an offcut piece, I doubt that the size they will sell it in will be affordable, unless many guys here needs to fix a similar problem and we can share a sheet!
    Is this a wood vice. Are there not other products that might do the job. ?Stuff like what a breadboard is made of. I dont know if it can be bought in small sections or if you also have to buy a whole sheet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plunger View Post
    Is this a wood vice. Are there not other products that might do the job. ?Stuff like what a breadboard is made of. I dont know if it can be bought in small sections or if you also have to buy a whole sheet.
    yep, a nylon cutting board will work just as well?
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    Good idea Jelo. Thanks for that.

    Where do one get a brown nylon cutting board?
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    Default Re: Tempered masonite

    Quote Originally Posted by Poen View Post
    Good idea Jelo. Thanks for that.

    Where do one get a brown nylon cutting board?
    Some great ideas here.

    Our Midas stocks the Masonite.

    Our Build-It also does. They sell all off cuts of material per sq meter. VERY handy for a piece of Ply or whatever.

    I suspect that one of those plastic shops will have a heap of alternative products you can cut up.

    My only concern with a plastic breadboard is that it may either be a bit slippery, or if textured the texture may imprint on your wood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poen View Post
    Good idea Jelo. Thanks for that.

    Where do one get a brown nylon cutting board?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poen View Post
    Good idea Jelo. Thanks for that.

    Where do one get a brown nylon cutting board?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poen View Post
    Good idea Jelo. Thanks for that.

    Where do one get a brown nylon cutting board?
    Don't know about brown, but Cape Plastics or Maizey would be my first stop.
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    How wide are the vice jaws . You could get a piece of heavy wall hdpe pipe and split it length wize and then throw it in the oven and once hot put it under a flat chunk of concrete. It should flatten out nicely and be durable .

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    Plunger, thanks for the idea. My vice jaws are 230 x 90 mm.

    I am so used to the non-slip jaw faces of tempered masonite that I will rather stick with my fourty year old ones than to go for a smooth slippery surface. The other problem I have with any plastic type face on the vice jaw is that unlike wood or masonite, one cannot true the plastic face to match the out of parallel grip where the vice, like mine, has seen many years of service.

    I would have loved to re-surface my workbench top with thick tempered masonite. My current plywood top is too soft to my liking.
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