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    Default Birch and Hardwood together?

    Was thinking of making some skateboards made from 1/4" birch plywood on the bottom with 1/4" thick strips of 3" wide dark/light color hardwoods on top.

    Length would be about 28 or 29" long and about 8" to 9" wide.

    Any comments on this type of methodology? Looking around, I don't see this specific 1/4" hardwood over 1/4" plywood configuration.

    The sheets of plywood come in 5' x 5', so I am limiting myself to 30" long to get two decks out of a 60" length of plywood.

    Thanks in advance!


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    Default Re: Birch and Hardwood together?

    The hardwood is vertically laminated?
    It should work but, why?
    What kind of board? Any bends?

    Can't you use thinner hardwood on top and bottom and sandwich the birch core?

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    Default Re: Birch and Hardwood together?

    Just some 28" cruisers. I have the 1/4" BB and the 1/4" strips of hardwood. No bends. The hardwood will be three strips, each about 3" wide and 28" long, laminated to a single 9" x 28" 1/4" BB. They will be cut out with a CNC once they are glued together. I was thinking if I needed, to get some 1/8" BB and sandwich that.

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    Default Re: Birch and Hardwood together?

    I dont see why it wouldn't work, the birch would prevent the hardwood from splitting just fine.

    A lot of people sandwich a piece of birch or maple between two vlam layers so you get that classic look without the risk of it splitting down the board. Maybe look into doing that if you have access to a planer.


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