The Guitar Refinishing and Restoration Forum Forum Index The Guitar Refinishing and Restoration Forum
This discussion forum is hosted by The Guitar ReRanch and was created to serve those interested in the arcane art/science of guitar refinishing and restoration. Those with all levels of experience are welcomed to participate.
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Storing MDF Templates In Garage

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    The Guitar Refinishing and Restoration Forum Forum Index -> Guitar Finishing and Restoration
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
chuckergtrs



Joined: 30 Dec 2004
Posts: 1029
Location: Wichita, KS

PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:18 am    Post subject: Storing MDF Templates In Garage Reply with quote

Can I store my MDF routing templates in the garage? It doesn't have any insulation, AC or Heat. I'm in Kansas where the temperature varies throughout the year. Wasn't sure how much heat, cold and humidity would affect the templates as far as distorting their shape. Thanks.

Chucker
_________________
Chucker Guitars Website
Chucker Guitars on Facebook
Chucker Guitars on Instagram
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Old Black



Joined: 18 Jan 2006
Posts: 1977
Location: Minneapolis

PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've stored my mdf templates in my unheated garage for several years (I live in Minneapolis) and have never had any issues.
_________________
"Start Scaring Seniors!"
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
chuckergtrs



Joined: 30 Dec 2004
Posts: 1029
Location: Wichita, KS

PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Old Black wrote:
I've stored my mdf templates in my unheated garage for several years (I live in Minneapolis) and have never had any issues.


Thanks!

Chucker
_________________
Chucker Guitars Website
Chucker Guitars on Facebook
Chucker Guitars on Instagram
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
BrightKJ



Joined: 13 Sep 2008
Posts: 342
Location: Midlothian, VA

PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would be careful. I have MDF shelving in my garage and it has swelled around the edges. Maybe consider spraying a thin coat of polyurethane on them? Just something to seal those edges a little bit.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Old Black



Joined: 18 Jan 2006
Posts: 1977
Location: Minneapolis

PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree - moisture is not your friend. It isn't the cold, it's the fluctuations in temperature that may cause condensation. Colder air is much less humid than warm air, however. If you don't have problems in Kansas in the summer, then I wouldn't worry too much about the winter.
_________________
"Start Scaring Seniors!"
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
chuckergtrs



Joined: 30 Dec 2004
Posts: 1029
Location: Wichita, KS

PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We get pretty humid summers in KS, so maybe I should keep storing them indoors.

Chucker
_________________
Chucker Guitars Website
Chucker Guitars on Facebook
Chucker Guitars on Instagram
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Average



Joined: 02 Sep 2012
Posts: 343
Location: San Francisco, CA

PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've heard that people coat the edges with super glue to avoid problems.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Kregg



Joined: 22 Apr 2008
Posts: 3334
Location: Atlanta

PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seal MDF with shellac, polyurethane, vinyl sealer, or good old linseed oil.
_________________
"Don't create anything if you can steal it!" Bill Hanna
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    The Guitar Refinishing and Restoration Forum Forum Index -> Guitar Finishing and Restoration All times are GMT - 6 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group