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I have decided to switch to an "open frame" style of baseboard instead of the "closed table top" style I have used in the past. From what I can remember from previous threads and blogs, the consensus on this Forum is to use 1/2 inch ply for the track bed topped by a thin layer of cork - often floor tiles from B & Q.

I do not possess any powered saws but the thought of all the cutting and shaping I will need to do has convinced me that I need to buy one. I think that a jigsaw will be necessary for the curved sections - the minimum track radius will be around 21 inches.

Is this a good idea and if so how many teeth per inch should the blade have? I have memories of plywood splintering badly if the teeth in the saw are too coarse.

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Thanks for the advice.

The only Wednesday discounts I get are from Orange for the cinema and it's my son that gets in free? Still The Bourne Ultimatum was enjoyable and there are some trains too.

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QUOTE Don't go too cheap.
Thanks for the excuse
My tendency is to go the other way.

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QUOTE I know you're a lot smarter than that but it's worth bearing in mind.
Not when it comes to using my hands! Safety advice for power tool use can never be repeated too often.

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