Diamond Plate

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Diamond Plate

Postby MrPlantpot » Sat Jan 07, 2017 3:24 pm

I've been to IKEA, and I've been shopping!

I did a quick search on here for Diamond Plate, and found 22 mentions of it, but no mention of this, so apologies if it has been shown before.
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IKEA call it FINFÖRDELA. For just £1, yes, one Great British Pound Sterling, you get 2, count them, sheets of Diamond Plate, 28cm x 36cm, 11" x 14¼". These are turquoise/cyan, and dark grey(gray). They are sold as food chopping boards, and are a similar hard, but flexible material to 'Self Healing' cutting mats, and at that 'throwaway price, could be used as such if they fail as Diamond Plate :-) The diamonds are approximately 1mm x 2mm, on a 1.5mm x 3mm spacing. Boards are 1.2mm thick, smooth finish on the reverse side. The diamonds are raised from the surface, and I think this material might 'resist' resin, so could be used to take a mould (mold - for our friends in the U.S.) from.
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Re: Diamond Plate

Postby docnjoj » Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:23 pm

Cutting boards seem like a great place for a non skid surface. They may be that slippery stuff however, and that would resist glues of many types. Worth a test.
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