Birch ply thickness

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by NytraM, Jul 21, 2012.

  1. NytraM

    NytraM New Member

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    Ok so i have some 3/4" latvian birch ply, and kinda want some half inch stuff, i think i know the answer to this but is there an easy way for me to take off the 6mm extra? i know basically what i have taught myself about woodworking, so some of my methods and knowledge is a bit patchy to say the least<br><br>or if any1s in uk and has some, id quite happily trade some of my 3/4" for some diff thickness, only a smallish bit tho so the postage is easy and cheap n cheerful. its B/BB quality, and id give u a bit without any plugs anyway. or some nice hardwood, i dunno i need some general stuff and have too much ply, and i always thought money should be abolished and every1 just trade <br><br>right, time to get in the garden, bought some pen blanks to finish off some handles, and the weathers been terrible recently and i dont have an inside space to work in so its been a while, im so excited hahahahaha
     
  2. Bert the Welder

    Bert the Welder New Member

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    Are you laminating other wood on to the 1/2" ( using the 1/2" for the core)? If this is why you need it 1/2", then you could, if you have one, run the blank through a band saw or table saw, like you would when cutting veneer wood. Make a jig to hold the blank. <br>Or put it through a planer. The glue can be hard on the blades though. <br>If your without these tools, could try to chisel the layers off.
     

  3. NytraM

    NytraM New Member

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    thanks for the reply mate, you are correct in thinking im wanting to use it for the core<br><br>since posting i have located a table saw so ill try using that, but otherwise i was thinking of chipping off the layers<br><br>my local wood guy however is keeping me in mind for offcuts of other thicknesses, due to me going in a million times and probably really annoying him<br><br>cheers again for the help!