Sources for materials that you cut with your laser

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Re: Sources for materials that you cut with your laser

Post by Keith Sherwin » Fri Aug 12, 2016 8:59 am

I get my 1/8" hardboard from Home Depot, Menard's, Lowe's or such.
They sell as 4' x 8' or in smaller 2' x 4' or 4' x 4' sheets. I get 2' x 4' sheets cut (for free) to 2' x 16" and get 3 sheets to fit my 24 x 16 machine. Almost any lumber yard has hardboard. Better price if you get the full sheet and can cut it yourself.
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Re: Sources for materials that you cut with your laser

Post by Gene Uselman » Fri Aug 12, 2016 12:36 pm

I think he is lookin' for hardwood, Keith? Here is one not far from me: http://ocoochhardwoods.com/index.php

Rowmark (just bought Johnson Plastics) also has wood- $$$$$$
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Re: Sources for materials that you cut with your laser

Post by Keith Sherwin » Fri Aug 12, 2016 1:48 pm

Guess it depends where he is, but if they ship to ?? then that is great. There is another place in Columbia, SC that I purchased from when I was there. Jim McGrew would know what it is called, as he sent us there. I think they ship. Also I have purchased from http://www.woodworkerssource.com/shop/p ... RO-wo.html in the Phoenix area, guess it depends on thickness, but I liked dealing with them.
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Re: Sources for materials that you cut with your laser

Post by Gene Uselman » Fri Aug 12, 2016 2:43 pm

So I ordered some stuff from Ocooch hardwoods- they have Oak ply with a mdf core that I expect to cut really good. I will check back when I get the goods- shipping was $13 for 2x4 foot panels- but I am close. Gene
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Re: Sources for materials that you cut with your laser

Post by Richard Slate » Tue Dec 20, 2016 4:38 pm

I have good luck cutting the Baltic Plywood at 65 % power and speed of 14 with 1.5" fl lens or 2" fl lens.

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1/8" X 12" X 24" Baltic Birch Plywood Great for Laser, Cnc, and Scroll Saw. 20pc Woodpeckers
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Re: Sources for materials that you cut with your laser

Post by Michael Milan » Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:52 pm

Keith, Do you have any sources for acrylic or other materials in Canada? There are a couple places in my city that sell extruded but it sounds like cast acrylic might have to be special order. I've order from a couple places in the US but between the exchange rate and shipping I will be out of business before I even get started :/
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Re: Sources for materials that you cut with your laser

Post by Keith Sherwin » Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:03 am

Michael, I just bought some Mirror Acrylic from Home Depot. Could try Lowe's if you have one. They also have clear. Guess it depends on thickness. Doubt you will get cast at either.
Price on the mirror was better than cut pieces from the USA. I am only 134 km from the border so getting items shipped in the USA & me picking up just across the line is easy enough, in fact I just picked up my exhaust fan for the interior air filter yesterday and a care package from Gene Uselman.
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Re: Sources for materials that you cut with your laser

Post by Michael Milan » Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:44 pm

I'm about 6 hours from the border so it's not a possibility for me. I will check home depot though for mirrored acrylic. I bought some clear there befor but didn't even check to see if they had mirrored. Thanks!
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Re: Sources for materials that you cut with your laser

Post by Keith Sherwin » Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:50 pm

Oh, I know how far you are from the border & then there are not many big cities below you. I can do a 6 hour drive and be in Fargo/Moorhead, 11 or 12 to Genes place in Minneapolis. Other decent places like Menards are 2-1/2 hours away.
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