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 #108896  by 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.
 #108897  by hogan
 Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:40 am
certainly woods East Aurora NY. Google that name.
 #108898  by 1dallek1
 Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:46 am
I remember when stewmac had this stuff, boy the world has changed
thanks


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 #108901  by rugger
 Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:03 am
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
 #108905  by TI4-1009
 Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:22 am
1dallek1 wrote:, buy glueing and clamping.
"Spreak Engrish!"

-Firesign Theater
 #108907  by 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!
 #108921  by 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
 #108937  by hogan
 Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:33 pm
hogan wrote:Certainly Woods East Aurora NY. Google that name.
 #108952  by 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?
 #108976  by 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.
 #108983  by 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.