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58141Re: [bolger] Re: MDO and stitch-and-glue

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  • Pierce Nichols
    Jul 20, 2008
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      How many sheets are in a unit?


      On Mon, Jul 14, 2008 at 9:03 PM, Jon & Wanda(Tink) <windyjon@...> wrote:

      > Oly ply makes Signal in 5/16ths and 1/4" you just have to buy a whole
      > unit if someone else hasnt and is selling sheets.
      > Jon
      > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "John and Kathy Trussell"
      > <jtrussell2@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > I used MDO to bulid a 19 foot stich and glue Michalak design a
      > couple of years ago and it has held up nicely. I think someone build
      > a gold plater version of Micro several years ago with MDO, but that
      > is not s&g.
      > >
      > > I view MDO (and I am speaking of Signal MDO) as a multi veneer
      > plywood with the outer veneer being the overlay. The overlay itself
      > is some sort of paper product which has been saturated with glue and
      > is somewhat tougher than a wooden veneer. I think that if you are
      > satisfied that epoxy and tape will stick to a layer of epoxy and tape
      > (which is what the second layer of tape does on stitch and glue) you
      > shouldn't worry about MDO.
      > >
      > > Signal is very nice stuff with minimal voids and very uniform
      > quality. I cut up 17 sheets of it with skill saw and saber saw. I
      > planed on it with hand and power planes and sandedit with everything
      > from a side grinder to hand. Throughout, it stuck together and I
      > found no flaws. My only knock on MDO is that 3/8's is the thinnest
      > size available. Otherwise, I recommend it without reservation.
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