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Forum topic by mski posted 01-24-2008 06:36 PM 21668 views 1 time favorited 24 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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mski

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01-24-2008 06:36 PM

Hi, Anyone ever use this product?

http://www.whitecapdirect.com/store/plywood.jsp

A 4X8 sheet is $51.00 thats less than a 2X4 piece at Woodcraft (don’t know if it’s the same though).
Just wondering if anyone has tried it, looks like good material for jigs or table tops.
Thanks

-- MARK IN BOB, So. CAL


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rikkor

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#1 posted 01-24-2008 07:02 PM

Looks promising! It does say other sizes available, but after a (admittedly) quick search I didn’t find it.

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#2 posted 01-24-2008 11:08 PM

I think the phenolic covering could pose problems for jigs that need to be glued up but it sure looks like a potential winner for table tops in the shop.

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#3 posted 01-24-2008 11:50 PM

I went searching and finally found a mail address for them its here WHITE CAP INDUSTRIES, PO BOX 1770, COSTA MESA, CA 92626.

I don’t suppose sending plywood across the country is cost effective.

I went searching on Google for Phenolic Plywood. This page was in the first screen on Google. and it stated that is was 4 hours old.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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mski

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#4 posted 01-25-2008 12:13 AM

They have walk in stores across the country, (one by my house) shipping would not be a problem if you are near them.
Ill try to go check it out and report back,
Phenolic glues well with the right glue. Epoxy or contact cement.
I couldn’t find other thicknesses either.

Here’s the store locator.

http://www.whitecapdirect.com/locations/

-- MARK IN BOB, So. CAL

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#5 posted 01-25-2008 03:22 PM

Found this store near me. Well, kind of near 100+ miles. 2500 Glen Center St. Richmond, VA 23223
Phone: 804-648-7004 Fax: 804-648-6701

-- Brian, Virginia Beach

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#6 posted 01-31-2008 09:29 PM

You can scuff the surface with a belt sander using a 40 grit sanding belt and glue up using contact cement or a similar adhesive used for laminating countertops.

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Karson

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#7 posted 09-24-2008 05:06 AM

Mski:

I bought some of the Phenolic Plywood that you found. It is great stuff. Here is my blog

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#8 posted 09-29-2008 11:52 PM

Has anyone used this for an outfeed table? I’m getting ready to pick up a SawStop and think a matching black outfeed table would look cool. On the other hand, black may be a poor choice; hence the question. Thanks

-- Don, San Antonio, TX

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mski

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#9 posted 09-30-2008 02:04 AM

Ask Karson, he was our Guenie Pig and tried it, from what He says it would work great, he said it was slick when waxed and I’m sure slicker than waxed cast iron.
I don’t see why black would be a problem , you should be looking at the blade not the outfeed table!!

-- MARK IN BOB, So. CAL

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DonJ

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#10 posted 10-01-2008 12:58 AM

Mark,

You are absolutely right about looking at the blade. BUT, when you peek out into your shop at night, or take folks out there, the “Tim the Toolman” in me says a SawStop with a black outfeed table would look neat.

-- Don, San Antonio, TX

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mski

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#11 posted 10-01-2008 05:49 PM

DonJ
Anderson Plywood has different colors, don’t the price or if they are in TX.

-- MARK IN BOB, So. CAL

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#12 posted 10-02-2008 07:22 PM

Very cool find! THere just happens to be a retailer within 10 miles on my house. I will be checking this stuff out very soon, and will post about it. Thanks for sharing!!

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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#13 posted 10-13-2008 08:53 PM

I just went and picked up a sheet at Whitecap. It was 3/4” MDO with a nice tan coating. It only cost me $46 out the door. I was going to laminate on to either MDF or Birch ply. The cost of the laminate itself was $42 and then the cost of the ply so, even with me having to return the laminate and pay the re-stocking fee, I am going to come out ahead by at least $40.

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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#14 posted 10-13-2008 10:21 PM

Has anyone found a source for this outside of Woodcraft in the North East?

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sIKE

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#15 posted 10-13-2008 10:45 PM

Brent,

The first post for this topic has a link to White Cap, which is where I got this sheet of Phenolic MD from.

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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