I can sometimes be too literal. If a product description does or doesn’t mention something, I take that as the gospel truth until I know better.
I’m looking for a natural-sourced material for use as a paint pallet. Buyer wants it to be 1/8", doesn’t like the way a wood grain keeps the paint after first use, and wants the pallets in 3 different sizes. Right now I’m experimenting with a piece of draftboard, but it may require more sealing than is worth it to me.
I looked up masonite and found how it’s produced. Looks like it will not be hazardous under a laser. When I search for masonite in sizes that will fit, I keep being presented with ‘hardboard’ and MDF. Since the product descriptions don’t refer to masonite (which may be a trademarked term, thus conspicuously absent from the text), I’m assuming it’s not what I want.
So, 1) is hardboard/MDF => masonite? and 2) has anyone cut it in their Glowforge? [and what were the results]
The “Masonite” is also known as tempered hardboard. It comes smooth both sides or with a rough side. Check local lumber yards. They will usually cut a 4x8 sheet to fit your vehicle or a size you can manage.