The Beall Clock Forum

General => Plywood => Topic started by: emtffkev on December 13, 2007, 07:45:04 PM

Title: Wood type?
Post by: emtffkev 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.
Title: Re: Wood type?
Post by: bobledoux 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:  http://www.sloanswoodshop.com/

I understand the current demand for the plywood is outstripping supply.
Title: Re: Wood type?
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