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Wood type?
« on: December 13, 2007, 07:45:04 PM »
I read the previous post about making your own plywood. I don't currently have the setup to make my own, so I was wondering. Is the only negative about the baltic birch ply that it isn't very good looking? I'm gonna try my hand at a clock just to test my skills out. I've also got Oak ply available to me.

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Re: Wood type?
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2007, 08:03:45 AM »
I've found Baltic and Finnish birch to be consistently high quality with many plys.  It cuts well with edges that can be finished to a smooth surface.  The plywood is available in hobby and model shops.  I've found some very poor quality half inch thick material at a hardwood store.  It had poor gluing and poor ply matching.

Its good material for basic wood clock construction.

Sloans carries the wood on line:

I understand the current demand for the plywood is outstripping supply.

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Re: Wood type?
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2012, 12:31:35 AM »
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