Does anyone from Ottawa Canada, know where I could get 1/4 inch (not
5.2 mm or appx 13/64 in) oak veneer plywood (or particle core veneer)?
Home Depot type shop and top wood supplier here (Wood Source) only
sell closest 5.2mm ply.
I wouldn,t be too keen to order it from a distant source (delivery
cost would likely be prohibitive).
I don't know your town, so I can't answer your question directly.
veneered mdf panels measure out closer to their nominal sizes than
veneer core panels at the places I buy them. look in the phone book
for hardwood distributors, perhaps cabinet shop suppliers. home despot
is the wrong place to be looking.
Why does it have to be exactly 1/4? I'll dare to second-guess
that it is because you need to make it fit exactly in 1/4 grooves;
if that's the case, you could get (from Lee Valley, at least, but
I bet from any other supplier as well) Plywood router bits, which
have the exact measurements of plywood panels (i.e., you'll find
your 15/64 straight bit).
You probably knew all this, and I apologize if I'm insulting you
with information that is trivia for you. But I thought it might
be worth mentioning, just in case.
Thanks Carlos, I am not insulted at all. I know about those bits. I am
doing a piece of furniture from a plan which calls for 1/4 ply, so I
would like to see if it is possible to get it. I have seen it in the
college where I took a course in cabinetmaking. I guess I should ask
the college where it got it.
.. I guess I am just stubborn. I WANT 1/4 in (jumping up and down).
On Tue, 07 Dec 2004 10:59:09 -0500, Carlos Moreno
Hahaha... Ok, if you want it and you know it does exist, then
no reason why you should settle for less than that :-)
Sorry I can't be of more help... I'm in Montreal, and the couple
of Plywood panels I've bought from Robert Bury (which, BTW, I think
they have offices in several other cities in Canada) of nominal
thicknes 3/4 are not really 3/4 -- more like 47/64 or 23/32.
Never asked them if they have panels of true 1/4 or 1/2 or 3/4,
because the thickness wasn't really critical for me, but you might
want to try them (assuming that they have offices in Ottawa, which
I think may be the case). They do have a variety of good-quality
Most 3/4" plywood these days (Canadian plywood) is actually in Metric in
size. I've seen 17, 18, 19, 19.5 mm. 19mm or 19.5mm are the most common I
believe. It's a pain mostly in the sense that additional router bits have to
be purchased to accommodate it.
I have figured out it is easier to use my table saw to fine tune the slot. I
cut the critical dimension first then just "sneak up" on the slot size moving
the fence until a scrap of the plywood I am using is a good fit. You can use
the router to eat out the material between the cuts.
Well... some years back I was building something (I don't recall what
now) But it used 3/4 cabinet grade plywood. I had an old scrap I set the
dado blade to cut the groves. Then went to my local supply place and
bought a new sheet.
The new sheet was the new 23/32, and I had cut all the dado's for rea
During the years between when I bought the piece the scrap came from,
and when I bought the new stuff, they had changed the standard <sigh>
It's like trying to find real 2x4s, when you are remodeling a house
old enough to have been built with 2x4s, rather then 1-1/2 by 3-1/2
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