anyone willing to sell some 18mm multiplex plywood?

Discussion in 'Trader's corner' started by The Art Of Weapons, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. I would really like to have some so I can start to make more quality slingshots bit I cant find anywhere to purchase it!<br>If anyone could sell me some or could tell me where they get there's then I would be very happy.<br>I live in the uk and I have tried searching on the internet/eBay ect but I cant find anything.<br>
     
  2. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    I cant find 18 mm ply neither... Glueing two pieces of 9 mm ply tends to work. And I think as thin as 15 mm is enough, if you can find that.
     

  3. <div>the main reason that I want it is because it has so many layers that it is almost unbreakable and when you shape it with all of those layers it looks really cool.</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
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  4. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    This depends on the quality of the multiplex your using
     
  5. also where did you get your 9 mm? cuz that would probably do. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
     
  6. mhpr262

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    You need to fill out your profile, nobody can help you if we don't know where you are from. No multiplex available where you live? Seems hard to believe ... nothing on ebay, nothing on google shopping ...?
     
  7. von_z2

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    <div>This kid is from the UK, and he's pretty awesome. Let's help him out if we can. Are you not able to buy things online? A google search should show you plenty of sources. I agree though that between Amazon and Ebay there isn't much you can't find.</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
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  8. Fryskehoun

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    In the Netherlands we can buy it in a DIY store. a piece of ply that can be used outdoor a size of 122x244cm cost about &euro;60,00. Strange that it is so hard to get out there in other countries.
     
  9. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    i think every hardware store has it or am i completely off now
     
  10. scobers

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    im having the same prob with the multiplex i live in ireland an cant find it any where <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cry.gif" alt="Crying or Very sad" longdesc="11"> an when i speak to people about it they look t me like iv got to heads! is there another name for it can any one tell me???
     
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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>scobers wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">im having the same prob with the multiplex i live in ireland an cant find it any where <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cry.gif" alt="Crying or Very sad" longdesc="11"> an when i speak to people about it they look t me like iv got to heads! is there another name for it can any one tell me???</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br>In the Netherlands we sometimes call it Triplex. And the most stores have two types. Birchwood or Maranti.<br>If I use google translate multiplex is called plywood. If more people have trouble finding it because of different names in different country's. Then maybe it is an idea to make a list of the names how it is called in some country's?</span>
     
  12. mhpr262

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>scobers wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">im having the same prob with the multiplex i live in ireland an cant find it any where <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cry.gif" alt="Crying or Very sad" longdesc="11"> an when i speak to people about it they look t me like iv got to heads! is there another name for it can any one tell me???</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Nothing in stores for DIYers like Home Depot or something? Other that that I would look up some local carpenters, they ought to know where to get that stuff.</span>
     
  13. von_z2

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    <div>The problem is that not all plywoods are created equal. There are many different styles and grades of plywood, and the standard stuff you can buy at your local hardware store or DIY store is no good for slingshots. I've had trouble finding the premium stuff too. </div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
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    How do you recognize the premium stuff?
     
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>It's made from many thin sheets of wood, usually birch, laminated together. It's very strong and can be easily be shaped and sanded. The other stuff is made from compacted wood chips, sometimes sandwiched between thin outer sheets of wood. It's cheap, ugly, not very strong, and it splinters when you try to shape and sand it.</span>
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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>onnod wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br>none of the ones near me do</span>
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    <br>I love making slingshots and slingshot crossbows<br>check out my youtube channel <a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/theartofweapons/featured" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">here</a> for more!<br><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7">
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  17. Fryskehoun

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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>How big should the piece be that you need (please in cm)? And how thick do you want it (15mm or 18mm)?<br><br>If the piece is not to big and heavy then I could send you a piece. The only thing I want in return is that you pay the shipping costs. And that you place a picture of the slingshot that you have made on this forum.</span>
     
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>How big should the piece be that you need (please in cm)? And how thick do you want it (15mm or 18mm)?<br><br>If the piece is not to big and heavy then I could send you a piece. The only thing I want in return is that you pay the shipping costs. And that you place a picture of the slingshot that you have made on this forum.</span>
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    <span class="postbody"><br>thanks!<br>but I have just been to the local kitchen design shop and they sold me some decent stuff there but thanks for the offer.</span>
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    <br>I love making slingshots and slingshot crossbows<br>check out my youtube channel <a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/theartofweapons/featured" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">here</a> for more!<br><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7">
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  19. zed

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    Why not try your local freecycle group? Might just be lucky. I Stuck 2 bits of 9mm ply together with gorilla glue both were cut at approximate size before tracing slingshot design on and it worked okay.Ply was left over from flooring project.