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    What thickness of wood do you use for switchplates?
    Thanks.

  • #2
    I had used 1/4" MDF. Plenty thick, you need to be able to hog out about a 1/8" of material at the back of the plate to give room for your receptacle or switch to sit flush with the front face.I had used MDF because I had planned on painting them.
    Dave

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    • #3
      I have made them from 1/8" BB and they worked fine.

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      • #4
        When I made mine out of 1/8" I didn't have to hollow out the back.
        "Still Montana Mike"

        "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
        Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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        • #5
          Not sure the thickness is as important as making sure the screw is long enough to catch the threads. You may have to use longer screws to secure the switchplates.
          Bruce
          . . . because each piece will be someone's heirloom someday.
          visit sometime
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          • #6
            Thanks for the advise.

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            • #7
              who sells the patterns for light switches ?

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              • #8
                Steve Good has some.
                I used one I purchased at the hard ware store as a template.
                Pacifism is great, as long as everyone is participating.



                StephenD


                The Southern Arizona Woodturners Association
                Desert Woodcrafters
                Grandpa for the 7 most amazing children.

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