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Old 01-13-2016, 09:43 AM
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What's a good source for lite ply? I have received some pretty heavy 12 by 48 inch sheets of lite ply in the past. How much should such a sheet of lite ply weigh? Dan.
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If you have a "GOOD" wood dealer in your area, ask for Apple ply or Italian flexible ply. I have used both and they are pretty much the same as the stuff I ordered called lite ply. Yet I bought a 4'x8' sheet for about the same cost. Another source is utility panels. They are cheap, not as well made but at you can stack them for thicker pieces. They are a lot lighter than Baltic birch, or other aircraft grade plywood.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Utility-P...3096/100535208

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Hi Dan, Lite ply is actually Italian poplar ply and is used for many other applications other than model building. I often see it used in fruit boxes, packing crates etc., I like to scratch build and always like to have a supply on hand. I am a life long woodworker and buy my supply at Boulter Plywood Corp.. I go in person and pick what I want to buy, this way I can see any defects and feel the weight. Like all wood weight and quality, from piece to piece is not the same. I weighed 12"x48" sheet and it weighed 14.4 oz., what did yours weigh? Boulter's web site lists the weight at 12 lbs. per sheet (full), its under bending or flexible ply. You can probably find it locally, knowing what it really is, it's costs about 35 bucks a sheet (4'x8') in the Boston area. I hope this has been helpful. Jim
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Please excuse me guys. I left out the fact that I was interested in 1/4 inch sheets. What an oversight!. I have two 12 X 48 inch sheets from BUSA that weigh 2 pounds each. Is that just about right? Dan.
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Andersen Plywood in Culver City used to sell it in 4x8 and 8x4 sheets

Give them a call
http://www.andersonplywood.com/
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Good inputs guys. They give me something to work with. Thanks, Dan.
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Anderson and Boulters do not catalogue their plywood by weight. However, two of the online hobby suppliers reported that their 1/4X12X48 inch sheets weigh two pounds which is the same as the BUSA sheets I got. Maybe there is lighter wood out there somewhere. Dan.
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