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Rod T

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Hi Everyone

Some more Play Pals and Wild Woodys with different wood laminations that I have been experimenting with. 

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Love the wood, they look fantastic. The shops and woodyards round me don't have such exotic timbers.
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[thumb] I like the way you've used the plywood for the stripes in the bottom photo.
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Absolutely love the way you have made these models. Brilliant...
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Amazing what a difference using different laminations can make to a toy vehicle.

Nice work, Rod [thumb]

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Hi Everyone and thanks for the kind comments

In response to Rosiejane... I only used solid woods, no Plywood. 
But you gave me an idea to experiment with.
So I glued up some scraps of pine and plywood and this is what I came up with. 
I wasn't sure of what to expect.

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Rod, the only thing you may need to be aware of when using the plywood is that the exposed edges seem to break off easily, exposing a rough patch when played with enthusiastically.

Don't ask me how I know this [frown]

I have several test driving grandmunchkins.

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Good point Doc

I'll give them to my testers to try out.

You will notice I don't put the wheel arches/guards on the sides of these anymore. I had a problem with the ends of the guards busting off with rough play. I tried a few different woods, but because the ends of the guards are so thin, they seemed to break easily. 

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Oops. I can't have looked at them very closely. Must just be the very straight grain that gave the appearance of plywood. Now that you say it wasn't it seems obvious. I definitely prefer the look of the solid wood ones.
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I agree, I prefer the solid wood ones. 

Fun experimenting though.

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What kind of plywood dis you use for these. I'm thinking some baltic birch would look much better. What you used looks like the exterior grade BC construction plywood.

Check out the edges on this counter top.

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It was a Marine ply scrap that I had, so yes an exterior grade construction ply.

I haven't been able to source anything decent like the baltic birch ply here in Oz. 
I keep looking in our Ikea seconds pile.
Sometimes there are bits and pieces in there that can be picked up cheap and then repurposed. I haven't found any plywood though. 
I found a nice cupboard door the other day, but on closer inspection it was a very thin veneer over a very crappy particle board. 

I'll keep looking.

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It was a Marine ply scrap that I had, so yes an exterior grade construction ply.


That explains the brown glue lines. 

I have the same problem with plywood. No local source of good plywood here.  The the nearest place I have been able to locate any is  more than a two hundred mile drive. I have friends that build boats and they have to go somewhere in south Florida to get marine plywood. Probably 600 miles. 

No hardwoods to speak of in my local area either. There are saw mills but they don't wan to sell to you unless you want a tractor trailer load. 



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Rod, whereabouts in Australia are you?

When I lived in Sydney there was a place called Mr Plywood that sold just every type and size of plywood you want.

This is going back many years now, though.

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Love the laminations!
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