Sources for materials that you cut with your laser

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Keith Sherwin
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Re: Sources for materials that you cut with your laser

Postby Keith Sherwin » Fri Aug 12, 2016 6:59 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

Postby Gene Uselman » Fri Aug 12, 2016 10:36 am

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

Postby Keith Sherwin » Fri Aug 12, 2016 11:48 am

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

Postby Gene Uselman » Fri Aug 12, 2016 12:43 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

Postby Richard Slate » Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:38 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.

Amazon
1/8" x 12" x 12" Baltic Birch Plywood Great For Laser, CNC, and Scroll Saw. 40pc
by KenCraft Co Inc Hardwoods
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Price: $53.90 + $4.49 shipping

1/8" X 12" X 24" Baltic Birch Plywood Great for Laser, Cnc, and Scroll Saw. 20pc Woodpeckers
by Woodpeckers
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