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gert
01-17-2006, 05:41 PM
1/2" 4x8 9ply BS 6566 "Birch" marine plywood manufactured in Latvia.

Any one familiar with it?

Case lot (33 shts) $77 Ca.

gert
01-17-2006, 05:41 PM
1/2" 4x8 9ply BS 6566 "Birch" marine plywood manufactured in Latvia.

Any one familiar with it?

Case lot (33 shts) $77 Ca.

gert
01-17-2006, 05:41 PM
1/2" 4x8 9ply BS 6566 "Birch" marine plywood manufactured in Latvia.

Any one familiar with it?

Case lot (33 shts) $77 Ca.

Dave Fleming
01-17-2006, 07:04 PM
Tell ya a little story, ya got a chair and a nice tot o'rum?

The only Birch ply I would even consider using is from Finland,period.

Very close quality control in the industry there.

Back when the USSR was breaking up the Finns were in the midst of modernizing their plywood mills.

They sold the old machinery to the Russians because the Russian too have large Birch forests. Mostly acquired when they kept the Karelian (sp)Peninsula after WW II.

Now Birch grows all over that part of the world and as each former possession of the USSR broke away they too set up plywood manufactories.

Problem is NONE of them have the same quality control as the Finns do.

So unless it is genuine Finland Birch with the grading stamp on each sheet I would not use it for anything beyond temporary molds, forms, braces ect..

Allied Plywood and Door is one importer of the real thing to North America.
Probably are others. Do a Google search on Finland Ply or similar.

Dave Fleming
01-17-2006, 07:04 PM
Tell ya a little story, ya got a chair and a nice tot o'rum?

The only Birch ply I would even consider using is from Finland,period.

Very close quality control in the industry there.

Back when the USSR was breaking up the Finns were in the midst of modernizing their plywood mills.

They sold the old machinery to the Russians because the Russian too have large Birch forests. Mostly acquired when they kept the Karelian (sp)Peninsula after WW II.

Now Birch grows all over that part of the world and as each former possession of the USSR broke away they too set up plywood manufactories.

Problem is NONE of them have the same quality control as the Finns do.

So unless it is genuine Finland Birch with the grading stamp on each sheet I would not use it for anything beyond temporary molds, forms, braces ect..

Allied Plywood and Door is one importer of the real thing to North America.
Probably are others. Do a Google search on Finland Ply or similar.

Dave Fleming
01-17-2006, 07:04 PM
Tell ya a little story, ya got a chair and a nice tot o'rum?

The only Birch ply I would even consider using is from Finland,period.

Very close quality control in the industry there.

Back when the USSR was breaking up the Finns were in the midst of modernizing their plywood mills.

They sold the old machinery to the Russians because the Russian too have large Birch forests. Mostly acquired when they kept the Karelian (sp)Peninsula after WW II.

Now Birch grows all over that part of the world and as each former possession of the USSR broke away they too set up plywood manufactories.

Problem is NONE of them have the same quality control as the Finns do.

So unless it is genuine Finland Birch with the grading stamp on each sheet I would not use it for anything beyond temporary molds, forms, braces ect..

Allied Plywood and Door is one importer of the real thing to North America.
Probably are others. Do a Google search on Finland Ply or similar.

John Meachen
01-17-2006, 07:07 PM
I wouldn't be in too much of a hurry to use it in a boat.I have found that birch develops blue fungal spots very quickly when left outside even with the protection of a roof.It might be suitable for furniture in a large boat if you can seal the surface.It does have the good points of not splintering too badly and your pencil lines will be easily seen.

John Meachen
01-17-2006, 07:07 PM
I wouldn't be in too much of a hurry to use it in a boat.I have found that birch develops blue fungal spots very quickly when left outside even with the protection of a roof.It might be suitable for furniture in a large boat if you can seal the surface.It does have the good points of not splintering too badly and your pencil lines will be easily seen.

John Meachen
01-17-2006, 07:07 PM
I wouldn't be in too much of a hurry to use it in a boat.I have found that birch develops blue fungal spots very quickly when left outside even with the protection of a roof.It might be suitable for furniture in a large boat if you can seal the surface.It does have the good points of not splintering too badly and your pencil lines will be easily seen.

gert
01-17-2006, 07:17 PM
kinda what I suspected

thx

It burns me, :mad: we in the Pacific NW have to "import" decent plywood. This is an old peev so ya all don't need to reply. smile.gif

gert
01-17-2006, 07:17 PM
kinda what I suspected

thx

It burns me, :mad: we in the Pacific NW have to "import" decent plywood. This is an old peev so ya all don't need to reply. smile.gif

gert
01-17-2006, 07:17 PM
kinda what I suspected

thx

It burns me, :mad: we in the Pacific NW have to "import" decent plywood. This is an old peev so ya all don't need to reply. smile.gif

kuunari
01-19-2006, 09:08 AM
Here is a story about a boat made of birch plywood. But this was Finnish plywood.

White Boat (http://http://personal.eunet.fi/pp/gsahv/white/white.htm)

This guy Hannu has a lot of interesting stories and views, and all in English as well!

kuunari
01-19-2006, 09:08 AM
Here is a story about a boat made of birch plywood. But this was Finnish plywood.

White Boat (http://http://personal.eunet.fi/pp/gsahv/white/white.htm)

This guy Hannu has a lot of interesting stories and views, and all in English as well!

kuunari
01-19-2006, 09:08 AM
Here is a story about a boat made of birch plywood. But this was Finnish plywood.

White Boat (http://http://personal.eunet.fi/pp/gsahv/white/white.htm)

This guy Hannu has a lot of interesting stories and views, and all in English as well!

Paul Pless
01-19-2006, 09:37 AM
try this link:
white boat (http://www.personal.eunet.fi/pp/gsahv/white/white.htm)

Paul Pless
01-19-2006, 09:37 AM
try this link:
white boat (http://www.personal.eunet.fi/pp/gsahv/white/white.htm)

Paul Pless
01-19-2006, 09:37 AM
try this link:
white boat (http://www.personal.eunet.fi/pp/gsahv/white/white.htm)