Sourcing Wood + Conversion To Imperial Measurements

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akjzmaderaEU
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Sourcing Wood + Conversion To Imperial Measurements

Post by akjzmaderaEU » Tue May 12, 2020 5:00 pm

Hi Everyone,

I'm new to PS Woodworking and, despite some general carpentry experience, am relatively new to woodworking. We just purchased plans for both the Plywood Workbench and the Modular Workbench and I have a couple of questions for all of you:

1. In the provided cutting lists, reference is made to "Hard Plywood" and "Soft Plywood" of varying thicknesses. Does anyone have more clarity on the kinds of plywood products that would work well? We live in North America and the products we have access to may be different than in EU and elsewhere. Here is a link to our local wood supplier's plywood list: http://treehousehardwoods.com/sites/def ... LIST_1.pdf I am planning on using the "Baltic Birch" for the "Hard Plywood" but am not sure what do use for the "Soft Plywood." What do you think?

2. Living in North America, we also need to confront the delta between metric and imperial measurement systems. If anyone else has successfully dealt with that problem, I'd certainly appreciate any tips you can offer.

All right,

Thank you,

- Jay

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Re: Sourcing Wood + Conversion To Imperial Measurements

Post by Suso » Wed May 13, 2020 8:14 am

hello Jay,

birch plywood is perfect to use as hard plywood. For the soft plywood you can use Cedar, Douglas, Pine, Spruce, Redwood, Poplar, Okumen etc...Here you'll find more info:

you can change the measurement system to imperial on SketchUp under the command "window/model information," although it's not completely effective at converting. In Autocad, under "format /units" you can change units easily. Of course, all Pdf sheets will still be in metric system.

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Re: Sourcing Wood + Conversion To Imperial Measurements

Post by akjzmaderaEU » Thu May 14, 2020 11:23 am

Gracias. Seguimos adelante.

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