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DPeterson

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Looking for a source for plywood. 1/16 - 3 ply, 1/8 - 5 or 6 ply, and 1/4 - 5 or 6 ply. Looking for 24" wide by 60" long sheets.

My usual sources won't cut me the sizes I want. National Balsa and Sig. I even offered to buy the entire 4' x 8' sheets.

Can you Gentleman point me into the direction I can look?

Thanks - Doug
 

DPeterson

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Thanks Grim. I e-mailed them so we'll see. The web site seems to only offer 48".

Doug
 

Hydro Junkie

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IF you live it the Pacific Northwest, there's B&D International. They stock sheets 61" square of all the sizes you listed and will sell half sheets as well. The wood you are asking about is shown listed as flat plywood and is classified as ULTRA-THIN BIRCH AIRCRAFT QUALITY PLYWOOD. Per the notes under the chart, they will ship but there are restrictions so I would give them a call and see what they would do. There website address is:
Curved Plywood, B&D International (bd-international.com)
I have purchased ply from them for years, though I live close enough that I can just drive down and purchase what I need from the shop. Needless to say, I've never had a complaint about the quality of the ply I've received. Just for the record, here's a link to a picture(yes, I know it's sideways) that shows how flexible the 1/16th ply actually is. The picture shows a full 61" sheet rolled into a 10" tube:
https://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=570272&stc=1&thumb=1&d=1494338215[/IMG]
 
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DPeterson

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Thanks Guys. Looks like I can get 2' x 8' boards at Aircraft Spruce and or 61" x 61" at B&D. I might have to go with the 3 ply for the 1/8 however. I've been spoiled by the 1/8 6 ply I was getting at National Balsa. Love it for building. Little heavy but never warps.

Doug
 

DPeterson

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Missed it yesterday. B&D does have 3 mm - 1/8 6 ply in the 61 x 61 size. Awesome. All set.

Many thanks for the pointers. Doug
 

SayMikey

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Holy cow I have 5 sheets of 4x4 Birch its 3 times what I paid for it now
 

timwhalen

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Looking for a source for plywood. 1/16 - 3 ply, 1/8 - 5 or 6 ply, and 1/4 - 5 or 6 ply. Looking for 24" wide by 60" long sheets.

My usual sources won't cut me the sizes I want. National Balsa and Sig. I even offered to buy the entire 4' x 8' sheets.

Can you Gentleman point me into the direction I can look?

Thanks - Doug

 

DPeterson

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Wicksaircraft shows an outlet in Oshkosh WI. I can get there easily. Anyone been there?

Doug
 

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