Laminate sheets

Laminate sheets

Postby paulinnc » Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:32 am

Hey fellas,

I was wondering where some of you might get laminate sheets such as purple heart and maple. What I am talking about are the laminates used for the layers in a wolf or tiger type of guitar.
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Re: Laminate sheets

Postby hogan » Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:40 am

certainly woods East Aurora NY. Google that name.
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Re: Laminate sheets

Postby 1dallek1 » Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:46 am

I remember when stewmac had this stuff, boy the world has changed
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Re: Laminate sheets

Postby rugger » Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:03 am

1dallek1 wrote:usually you have to make these things yourself, buy glueing and clamping.
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That was a misperception that I also had. Very thin laminates (1/32" or thereabouts) of purpleheart and other exotic woods can be purchased. I don't have a source for you, but I've seen them. Check around, I'm sure you will find some.

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Re: Laminate sheets

Postby TI4-1009 » Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:22 am

1dallek1 wrote:, buy glueing and clamping.


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Re: Laminate sheets

Postby TI4-1009 » Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:40 am

hogan wrote:certainly woods East Aurora NY. Google that name.



Who knew?! I used to go to Boy Scout summer camp right near there!
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Re: Laminate sheets

Postby 1dallek1 » Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:13 pm

rugger wrote:
1dallek1 wrote:usually you have to make these things yourself, buy glueing and clamping.
thanks


That was a misperception that I also had. Very thin laminates (1/32" or thereabouts) of purpleheart and other exotic woods can be purchased. I don't have a source for you, but I've seen them. Check around, I'm sure you will find some.

john in san diego


My mistake , I was talking about making the stock for the neck. That’s great info thanks
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Re: Laminate sheets

Postby paulinnc » Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:26 pm

I should have been more specific, I am looking for 1/32" laminates or 1/16" laminates.
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Re: Laminate sheets

Postby Rusty the Scoob » Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:27 pm

paulinnc wrote:I should have been more specific, I am looking for 1/32" laminates or 1/16" laminates.


I think my dad bought them at Rockler when he made my bass.
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Re: Laminate sheets

Postby hogan » Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:33 pm

hogan wrote:Certainly Woods East Aurora NY. Google that name.
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Re: Laminate sheets

Postby paulinnc » Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:46 pm

Rusty the Scoob wrote:
paulinnc wrote:I should have been more specific, I am looking for 1/32" laminates or 1/16" laminates.


I think my dad bought them at Rockler when he made my bass.


Could you ask him which sizes he ordered?
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Re: Laminate sheets

Postby Rusty the Scoob » Sat Feb 04, 2012 6:44 am

Looks like the thinnest layers are 1/16".

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Re: Laminate sheets

Postby softmachine72 » Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:59 pm

the actual wolf laminates are two different sizes. I believe the purpleheart body layers are are .020 of an inch while the maple is .040. For the headstock laminates I use .020 for both. on the neck laminates the outside maple is .75" and the others are.25 to make a 2.25 neck through assembly. I can probably provide the finished pieces for pieces for you. you have to start with a wide piece 6 or 8 quarter, re-saw them thickness sand down to desired thickness. the sanding takes awhile, only a few thousandths at a time. If you are not in a terrible hurry i can probably provide the pieces you need. Wood craft sells the laminates that you can use for the head stock but the body stuff is too large.
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Re: Laminate sheets

Postby paulinnc » Sat Feb 04, 2012 4:28 pm

I am not looking to make an exact replica of the wolf, I have a 1" Purple heart core and Flamed Maple for the top and back which is 1/4" so what I am looking for are some pieces to layer under the Flamed Maple to fill out the thickness of the body. So 1/8 or 1/16 pieces will probably do it.
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Re: Laminate sheets

Postby paulinnc » Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:51 pm

I just found this place for wood which is actually pretty close to me and they specialize in thin lumber. I emailed them a little while ago and I will let you know what I find out. http://thinwoods.3dcartstores.com/
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