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    Carter, do you use 1/8" or 1/4" ply for your calendar puzzles
    I have been using the quarter inch for the few larger puzzles I made but was thinking of the thinner and wanted your opinion.
    Pacifism is great, as long as everyone is participating.



    StephenD


    The Southern Arizona Woodturners Association
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    I'm not Carter but he taught me to use 1/4" 5 ply poplar plywood for my puzzles. 1/8" is too thin and fragile and difficult to cut that thin.
    "Still Montana Mike"

    "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
    Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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    • #3
      1/4 poplar ply as per carter....

      bob
      "The Journey is the Reward"

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        Check this tutorial:

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        • #5
          Stephen, sorry I missed your post yesterday. I feel that 1/8" is way too thin for exact control of tight corners and turns. Also, that's just too thin for a workable puzzle, in my opinion. If the assembling table is a little warped or uneven, a tight fit is hard.

          And last, my ego gets a nice boost when I can demonstrate how tight a puzzle is by picking a completed puzzle up by any edge piece and waving it in the air while I talk about it. You can't do that with wood thinner than 1/4".

          1/4" baltic birch is the most popular but I prefer 5-ply poplar. A blade lasts three times longer (about 150 pieces on average).

          Have Phun..... Carter

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          • #6
            Thanks everyone for the answers. I cut my Christmas card puzzles from the 1/8" and was just wondering.
            Pacifism is great, as long as everyone is participating.



            StephenD


            The Southern Arizona Woodturners Association
            Desert Woodcrafters
            Grandpa for the 7 most amazing children.

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