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19710Re: [Michalak] Re: Observations re: Underlayment plywood from China

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  • David Cassidy
    Sep 3, 2009
      Though the demo video shows a floor installer scoring and snapping the
      sheet, I tried several times and couldn't do it unless the scoring was
      so deep that ANY sheet product would snap with such a line cut into it.


      On Sep 3, 2009, at 10:20 AM, Carl Haddick wrote:

      > There is ultraply info at http://www.morelandcompany.com/
      > ultraply.htm (I
      > have no connection with that company).
      > The good news from that site is 'high solid marine grade phenolic glue
      > line - will not delaminate.'
      > There are also claims for things like 'clear face with no defects.'
      > The bad news, as I see it, is '3 ply uni-directional core,' which I
      > think means the grain all lays the same way. Another claim, seeming
      > to
      > reinforce that to me, 'score and snaps with a knife for easy
      > installation.'
      > Of course, a plank will also have all its grain running the same way,
      > too.
      > As a rank beginner any opinion I have is easily suspect! :-)
      > Carl
      > On Thu, Sep 03, 2009 at 12:17:11PM -0000, aub77 wrote:
      >> I once ordered meranti from Jacques Merten's site at http://plywood.boatbuildercentral.com/
      >> and the shipping was not too bad. It depends on how many sheets
      >> you need as to whether it is worth it. The meranti was some
      >> wonderful stuff to work with and was nearly flawless. I think I
      >> ordered about 6 sheets and the shipping was about 80-100 dollars (a
      >> few years back). He charges a flat rate for orders under 13 sheets
      >> and quotes a rate for more sheets than that. I don't know what the
      >> current rates are but you can act like you are going to order and
      >> then cancel out before the final confirmation. Combining orders
      >> with someone makes the shipping costs really good (which is what I
      >> did).
      >> --Wayne
      >> --- In Michalak@yahoogroups.com, Chris Crandall <crandall@...> wrote:
      >>> My $0.02--I have had grave trouble getting top quality plywood for
      >>> boating projects. For a largish displacement powerboat I am
      >>> building,
      >>> getting in half-inch MDO served perfectly well for the hull and
      >>> bottom.
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