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Re: Thin Plywood

Postby Leo » Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:41 pm

newmexico wrote:Its probably non of my business but have to ask anyway...

... Why is 1/4" to thick for your laser?


It's not, I just don't want to.

3mm of 1/8 is easier.
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Re: Thin Plywood

Postby herbausa » Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:16 am

]https://www.atlanticplywood.com/
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Re: Thin Plywood

Postby lsvien » Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:09 pm

Probably way out of range but I might be worth a call to see who their vendor is.

Root River Hardwoods. SE MN https://www.rootriverhardwoods.com/plywood

Red Oak, Cherry, Birch, Hickory, Maple, Alder, Pine, Cedar,
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Re: Thin Plywood

Postby Leo » Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:10 pm

lsvien wrote:Probably way out of range but I might be worth a call to see who their vendor is.

Root River Hardwoods. SE MN https://www.rootriverhardwoods.com/plywood

Red Oak, Cherry, Birch, Hickory, Maple, Alder, Pine, Cedar,


They don't have what I want in 1/8

I have decided that it's not a huge issue for me to just make my thin wood out of solid wood.

I Made a bunch, laser cut it and made 3 signs with it. Everything worked well and I am happy with it.
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Re: Thin Plywood

Postby GeneMpls » Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:39 pm

Leo- I use a lot of wood from Ocooch hardwoods- they have *very* nice scrollsaw wood and also .25 mdf core ply that cuts very nicely- more uniform than ply.
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Re: Thin Plywood

Postby Wayne Locke » Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:56 am

You might try certainlywood.com. They are a veneer supplier and have 1/8” veneer in some species. They sell large or small quantities. The pieces might need flattening. The website will show the specific flitches in stock with the pricing.
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Re: Thin Plywood

Postby Tailmaker » Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:56 am

A search for "Thin Lumber 1/8" like this :
https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=thin+lumber+1%2F8%22&_sacat=0&LH_TitleDesc=0&_osacat=0&_odkw=thin+wood
comes up with a lot of option, some quite reasonably priced. I bought some a few years ago, but the problem is that such thin lumber will warp or bow significantly and just not stay flat. I used it for vcarve inlays and glued flat to a carrier board that was not such an issue. But stand-alone it can be annoying.
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