Want To Ask : Where can I find Ebony star / formica and teflon pad ?

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kbmelati
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Want To Ask : Where can I find Ebony star / formica and teflon pad ?

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Dear all,

want to find ebony star or formica, and also teflon pad. but i dont have any idea what kind of piece those things. Or picture of the products.

where can i find those ? can we find at MR DIY for example ?

thanks.

Hardwarezone
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Re: want to ask : where can I find ebony star / formica and teflon pad ?

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MR DIY don't have , taobao have different sheet size and thickness. 聚四氟乙烯 = teflon = ptfe

Can try cutting up 2L milk jug or 5L dishwashing refill container for similar material , although it's not exactly flat or big piece.
HDPE used in milk jug have very close friction and abrasion resistance compared to the professional teflon material.
HDPE is the material used for imitation ice skating floor.

kbmelati
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Re: Want To Ask : Where can I find Ebony star / formica and teflon pad ?

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Thanks hardwarezone,

Based on your info, I will try to cut from our Ikea chopping board at kitchen :)

Do you have any idea about Formica ? Can it be substituted with something familiar around us ?

Thanks.

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Re: Want To Ask : Where can I find Ebony star / formica and teflon pad ?

Post by mrthomasyip »

Reading on your topic i am pretty sure you are looking at doing your DIY dobsonian telescope.

Teflon you can easily get from hardware store, those greyish pad which suppose to fit on the legs of chairs or anything which enables smooth pushing across area.

As for ebony star, i dont think you can get locally. You can use a hard plastic sheets as contact surfaces with the grey teflon pad. Daiso sell alot of those big thin piece of art sheet, should works well also.
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kbmelati
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Re: Want To Ask : Where can I find Ebony star / formica and teflon pad ?

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Thanks for the info.

For Teflon, i utilize kitchen chopping board.
And for ebony, I use Mr DIY wooden flooring laminate. But still little hard to move. But I cannot compare with other scope, whether mine is very hard or just a little harder or similar hard.

Maybe will try daiso product if necessary.

Thanks.

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Re: Want To Ask : Where can I find Ebony star / formica and teflon pad ?

Post by mrthomasyip »

Maybe you want to show your diy so tat we can advice you from there?
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Re: Want To Ask : Where can I find Ebony star / formica and teflon pad ?

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"Mr DIY wooden flooring laminate" for ebony should work

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