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Plywood - Birch

0.016 inches 0.060 inches 0.125 inches

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What is it

A high grade, 3 layer, Birch Plywood.

*** NEW 24"x12" template available for this material. Download from the sidebar.***

Orders using this material generally ship in 1-2 weeks. Find out more.

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Design notes

Birch plywood has a high grade appearance and is consistant in thickness. Laser cuts with a dark edge and engraving does not go through the veneer.

Grain direction will always run horizontal as drawn on the computer screen.

Typical uses

Scale models, jewelry, model boats, model airplanes

Adhesives, joints & fastenings

Construction adhesives will bond boards well. Follow the adhesive manufacturer's instructions for application processes. Screw joints should be pre-drilled to avoid splitting.

Tips from other designers

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kussmaul says:

The web page lists 3 available sizes (P1,P2,P3) but only shows prices for P1. Does that mean P2 & P3 aren't available?

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mrjudkins says:

Hello! That is correct. We do our upmost to supply every material in all our standard sizes - but at present we are only able to provide this in P1 size.

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kussmaul says:

A 181 x 181 x 3.2 mm sheet for laser costs $12.62
A 1200 x 1200 x 6 mm sheet for CNC costs $36
40x area and 2x thickness for 3x cost?
Is the quality very different?

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mrjudkins says:

Hi Clif!

It's all really down to what we are able to source and for what cost. These thinner birch sheets are high quality and aimed at a craft market. They come in small sheets (not large enough for our P2) and are not cheap.

We're definitely keeping an eye out for alternate supply options that would see that cost come down. Cheers!

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Ricciolini says:

Hi, is this price correct:
P1 Plywood - Birch
1.5mm = $11.26
3.2mm = $6.82
the thicker material is half price of the thinner one?
Thanks

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mrjudkins says:

Hi Miguel! That IS correct. All prices reflect the cost of sourcing the materials, and oddly enough the thinner stock costs us twice as much to source as the thicker. Cheers!

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fr3sSkyO says:

I am patiently waiting with extremely high hopes that larger sheets of 1.5mm thick birch will be available. Is there anyway to look for a source? I know this typically only comes from Finland, but there are a couple of sources on the east coast that import it.

Plywood & Door
1435 Morris Ave
Union, NJ
908-687-7890

Or

North American Plywood
3510 Manhattan Ave.
Jersey City, NJ
800-759-6606

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CXvXn63w says:

Curious, I get the same machining cost for 1.5mm and 3.2mm thick plywood. I get the difference in material price, but 1/2 the thickness should be less dwell time on the laser, right?

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CXvXn63w says:

I'll try again. Machining time for an identical material at half the thickness should be less. They are not on this material-- anybody?

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madebydan says:

Hi! On the thinner materials our machine hits a maximum speed which we've determined to give the best quality. Pricing is based directly on how long it takes us to cut your design, so yes they do price up the same. Generally the mark is around 3mm and if you choose something thicker than that you'll notice the price change as cutting time differs.
Hope that helps.

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XWAbnlf5 says:

Hello~

I am a student at the Alberta College of Art + Design in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and I have a few questions.

How much is shipping to calgary or canada. Also you mention above that you can only cut in the P1 but then it has a price for the 24 x 12 can we send you the file in the 24 x 12 format or do you want the P1 and will charge me for the 24 x 12 cost depending on quantity.

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madebydan says:

Shipping to Canada starts at about $14 (from memory). You can get an accurate quote when you upload your design and enter in your exact shipping details.
This material is available as a P1 or a 24x12. You can use either of these size templates/files.

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