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Old 01-27-2014, 12:57 PM   #1
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For years I have used homasote to cover my building table and it works great. Mine needs to be replaced and I am unable to find a supplier, in fact one building supplier told me that it has been band in Canada? He recommended a product called sonopan, said it is what the rail road guys are using. Anyone using this or any better ideas
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Old 01-27-2014, 01:50 PM   #2
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Re: building board

Hi Cliff:

I think you'll find that most guys are using a sheet of Gyproc or Sheetrock (drywall) over their building table.

The gyproc is flat and takes pins well, and is relatively inexpensive.

Some guys are using 2 X 4 ceiling tiles.


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Old 01-27-2014, 03:23 PM   #3
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Never heard of anyone using Gyproc, wouldn't tend to fall apart? Tried the ceiling tiles but was never satiisfied with how it held pins or keeping flat especially end to end on my 8 ft. bench. Homosate worked so well, hold pins extremly well and when one side finally got unusable I could just flip it over. The one I have now, which is pretty much done, lasted 10 years of almost constant building. I will consider the gyproc if anyone else uses it sucessfully.
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Gyproc works Great, like it was mentioned, it's flat takes pins and is cheep.

I also use weights for building, they are square, and cylinder shapes for holding
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Old 01-27-2014, 05:39 PM   #5
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Homasote not being available is a bummer. I used to use it on my model railroads for roadbed. It was great, and I can see it being good for a building board, too. Much easier to shove a pin into than drywall, and it would hold well, too.

I just googled it and I found this: It says there are dealers in Barrie, London, Rexdale, Thunderbay, Bracebridge, North Bay, Sudbury, Waterloo that handle Homasote products. Whether it is the sheet board you are thinking of that they stock, you would have to enquire.
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