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Annnarbor84
05-24-2009, 11:33 AM
Going to do some 45's in my wall to help with the flow of things. Never used the Birch ply before, was wondering how difficult it would be to cut 45's with it, or should I just stick to mdf:confused:

PioneerSPL1990
05-24-2009, 11:37 AM
set a table saw at 45 and cut both ends.

dappa5
05-24-2009, 11:41 AM
birch cuts good if you have a decent saw just make sure they're @least 2 1/4" long point to long point and no longer than 3"

Annnarbor84
05-24-2009, 11:44 AM
Looking at a sheet of the 3/4 9ply @ Lowes.

http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=82826-122-LBR-82826&lpage=none

dappa5
05-24-2009, 11:49 AM
just out of curiosity why birch? why not just use mdf and double the main wall?
mistakes will hurt your wallet less

Annnarbor84
05-24-2009, 11:52 AM
just out of curiosity why birch? why not just use mdf and double the main wall?
mistakes will hurt your wallet less

Never used birch before wanted to see what all the hype is about.

mlstrass
05-24-2009, 12:02 PM
Cuts pretty well, but keep some 80 grit on hand for the splinters. That's the only plus to MDF, no splinters...

dappa5
05-24-2009, 12:03 PM
gl

Annnarbor84
05-24-2009, 12:52 PM
Cuts pretty well, but keep some 80 grit on hand for the splinters. That's the only plus to MDF, no splinters...

Burch is quite a bit lighter and stronger is it not?

PioneerSPL1990
05-24-2009, 03:20 PM
tis.

PioneerSPL1990
05-24-2009, 03:20 PM
less flex over a whole sheet too.

pd8731
05-24-2009, 03:27 PM
There's really no reason not to use MDF for simple 45s. There's really not a lot of surface area to flex in them, so I can't really see using birch for strength. Seems unnecessary if you're specifically buying wood for this use.

Annnarbor84
05-25-2009, 02:58 AM
Bought a sheet of 4'X8' Birch 9ply today, $45.00:crap: Seems to be nice **** though. I spent $100 at Lowes today, kid in candy store ftl:crap:

Mike465
05-25-2009, 03:40 PM
Cuts pretty well, but keep some 80 grit on hand for the splinters. That's the only plus to MDF, no splinters...

If you use a finer tooth saw blade you will not have these problems

RookieMekanik
06-21-2009, 07:29 AM
I used 1" ply and just a normal circular saw ... and 4" wide

Lakota
06-21-2009, 12:55 PM
I wouldn't sweat it unless you are looking for #'s. Corners are not always a good thing.

Annnarbor84
06-21-2009, 01:10 PM
I wouldn't sweat it unless you are looking for #'s. Corners are not always a good thing.

I gained by putting 45's in mine, sounded different, louder to the ear anyways.

Lakota
06-21-2009, 01:45 PM
They can be good or they can be destructive.