Amazon Wood with Knot! (UK)


#1

Hi there,

I’ve bought few A4 sizes Birch Plywood and pretty much all of them with knots that are ruining my designs! (Pics attached)

In the UK, where are u guys buying wood?

Also, do we have anywhere the Maple Hardwood (solid wood) not ply.

And or what / where could I find Solid Wood here in the UK cut to size?

Thanks in advance!


#2

This will help you. Sorry you’ve had a few bad burns.

https://community.glowforge.com/t/trick-for-inspecting-plywood/15168


#3

I’d like a little UK GF working group together to be honest as it’d be nice to either have a Slack channel / meetup at some point to figure some of this stuff out. I’ve recently bought wood from SLEC (they’re an aircraft builders site) though I’ve not tested the 6 mm I bought there yet. Previous wood i got from Kitronic on uber cheap at 42p and A4 sheet but that’s the same - a fair few knots in it. I’ve had no trouble with the 3 mm stuff I bought on ebay via ‘Laserply’ (written in light blue across the product) so far.

I’d try British Hardwoods for veneer / thin sheets of solid wood as I’ve had decent, cheap stuff from there before. Otherwise, I’d like to hear from others too.