More Proofgrade beta samples: walnut and cherry 1/8" plywood

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#21

You’ve really got this process down now, my friend. Great job! Your joy is well-deserved. I like how you put the name/logo discreetly in the bottom, inside. Thank you for showing all of this!


#22

In case anyone is interested here is the video link. It’s posted above but for the good of the order.


#23

Really enjoyed the showing of the process and comparisons to the different materials. :thumbsup:


#24

Hard to tell which of the materials is better, but that is a really nice job. I caught your YouTube video on this earlier and appreciated the workflow details. Thanks for making the effort!


#25

I’m definitely going to make one of these! It will be right next to my girlfriends candle corner. :laughing:


#26

Is there clearcoat or anything like that on those? Or does that wood have that gorgeous look right out of the box?


#27

I did nothing but stick it into to Glowforge, process it and then remove masking. It really is amazing stuff.


#28

Amazing! What a timesaver!


#29

Brilliant stuff! I think cherry is my favorite. Just lovely.


#30

Thanks for posting these! Definitely helped me make some decisions =)


#31

@marmak3261, those are beautiful. Stellar!!


#32

These are so cool! I really like your design, and that living hinge! C’mon July!!!


#33

Slightly off topic question about the proof grade plywood you’ve been using, is it sheets of wood (either the walnut/cherry) laminated together like Baltic birch plywood would be? Or is it more similar to a veneered plywood (layers of face veneer on standard pine/cheap plywood) or, a veneered hardboard (layer of face veneer on MDF-like core).

I can’t get a good look at any edges when they are all blackened from laser cutting :slight_smile: and the engraved portions seem a drastically different color from the surface but that could just be from the applied finish.


#34

So is proofgrade consistent enough that you could do a kerfed curve instead of a live hinge?


#35

Im not sure of the construction differences that you mentioned, but the plys are a thin layer of whatever material with a fiberboard (prob MDF) core.


#36

Awesome Thanks!

FYI if you were interested, examples of what I was talking about
https://www.andersonplywood.com/293/plywood-core-information/

*edited to correct the link Thanks!


#37

Could you verify the link?

Get a “Page Not Found”, but would like to read what you found.

EDIT: Found the problem - Remove the dash, but leave the slash.

https://www.andersonplywood.com/293/plywood-core-information/


#38

Not sure what type but the core but it is of wood. It could be fir sandwiched between two pieces of veneer. The MDF core plywood was labeled MDF and I only had one sheet. Only three plies.

Might depend on the grain but you might be able to do a score or engrave with kerfs on one side and then curve the skin over with heat for sure. It’s pretty consistent core.


#39

Really beautiful work!