Very true! I’m thinking it’s pretty good quality wood, based on some cutting so far. I am doing a more intricate cut right now and I will see how it goes. This shop does advertise it as good for lasers, so I am hoping it’s good quality plywood inside and out. I haven’t tried shining any light through it to check for voids but I haven’t had any moments yet where I’ve felt the need to.
Wow cut through this intricate design very well! And only at 200/full. No flare ups and everything seems to be coming out quite easily. I’ve only ever cut this on MDF but this plywood seems to work great. Still need to remove my tape.
Good to hear!!
I’ll add them to my list of potential suppliers!!
Here it is after weeding. No issues and everything came out great. If I find any issues with the wood I’ll post back here.
I have had that problem. This is Home Depot “Baltic Birch”!
I have cut a lot of Oak plywood and while there is some filler it is not nearly so laser proof.
Guessing that is the waterproof glue? Look like nothing can get through that except maybe a saw blade. I’ve noticed the Amazon BB that I bought had red glue in it when I pulled it apart.
I got to thinking that if a nuclear bomb hit there would still be that filler lying about in the ashes
Here is a finished product. Just listed on my Etsy Shop for $25. (I haven’t had much luck selling through Etsy yet! Hoping this sells). I’ve sold a lot of these through twitter and at a craft show.
Home Depot doesn’t normally sell Baltic Birch. They do sell Birch plywood. You might be able to get them to special order Baltic Birch but if you do that you might as well use one of the sources of real Baltic Birch that are posted here and order it yourself.
As a newbie I asked for Baltic Birch and was sold plycarp as Baltic Birch. A mistake I will not make a second time.
I am very much impressed with your stand
Yeah - the guy hears “birch”. They don’t really know wood. They’re good for what they do but for this you need either a craftsman’s wood store or some other wood working oriented supplier. BB is made for cabinetmakers which is also one reason it’s oddly sized (60") vs what we’re used to in the 4x8 world.
Lots of good suppliers online and Woodcraft or Rockler have stores around a lot of places.
Nice. Cutting it down like that should likely give you a pretty good set of samples of the core to have an idea of what you’re dealing with!
I bought the stand as a template. I am working on some of my own designs as well, but this has been a great way for me to get started. Here is where I got the stand. Not a bad deal for $4!
They list one in Milford. Is it not there any more?
I missed that one. I hate it when they list stores by city rather than state. Easy to miss CT hanging off the end.
I’ll have to give it a look next time I’m down there.
Not sure where you are in CT. the Stoughton one might be closer, especially if you’re on an IKEA run…
North Central CT. But Milford has the Ikea really close in New Haven. Stoughton is a hike.
And New Haven has Wooster Street