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xx   WOOD

Reason for plywood's stability is explained.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER May-Jun 1989 (v.5#3) pg. 6

Recommendations to minimize problems with warpage in hardwood plywood.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #43 Feb 1995 pg. 4

Man-made boards. How to select the panel (plywood, MDF fiberboard, or particleboard) that is appropriate for a given project.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #43 Feb 1995 pg. 52

Trick to avoid tearout when cutting plywood on a table saw.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #54 Oct 1996 pg. 28

How to work with plywood. What to buy, how to cut it, joint it, what fasteners to use and how to finish it.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1971 (v.49#7) pg. 48

Plywood plus. How to choose the appropriate sheet goods for your project.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Mar 1999 (v.22#5) pg. 20

Pressed into action. A look at the manufacture of engineered wood products (laminated timber, OSB, MDF, structural joists, plywood, parallel-strand lumber, ...) and their applications in the home workshop.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP May 1999 (v.22#7) pg. 52

Plywood, what it is and things you need to know to do a better job with it. Includes a chart on plywoods for built-ins and furniture.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #110 Jun 1969 (v.19#3) pg. 44

A summary of hardwood plywoods, their construction and uses.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #381 Sep 1997 (v.47#8) pg. 94

Tip: Discourage plywood theft by nailing through the top three or four pieces.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #21 Jun-Jul 1984 pg. 16

Grain orientation in sheathing panels (plywood, oriented strand board, gypsum board) and its impact for the building trade.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #98 Oct-Nov 1995 pg. 36

Tips on acquiring and using solid birch plywood for use in fine wood projects.
FINE WOODWORKING #1 Winter 1975 pg. 46

Dealing with plywood. How to join plywood, bend plywood, curve plywood and generally use plywood in furniture making with better results and more understanding.
FINE WOODWORKING #5 Winter 1976 pg. 36

Tip: How to calculate the correct angle to miter two pieces of plywood, of different thicknesses, so that their inside and outside edges will line up exactly.
FINE WOODWORKING #22 May-Jun 1980 pg. 71

Hardwood plywood. How to buy it, what are the different grades and qualities, and how does it compare to solid wood in various applications.
FINE WOODWORKING #23 Jul-Aug 1980 pg. 76

Rack for storing plywood vertically includes a clamp to prevent warping.
FINE WOODWORKING #38 Jan-Feb 1983 pg. 20

Plywood basics. The ideal material for box furniture. How to design, cut, join, buy, glue and finish plywood.
FINE WOODWORKING #46 May-Jun 1984 pg. 48
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #48 Sep-Oct 1984 pg. 6

Tip: Make a table saw insert which has built-in circular knives to score the underside of plywood just before cutting. This will reduce splintering.
FINE WOODWORKING #60 Sep-Oct 1986 pg. 10

Tips on preventing splintering when cutting crossgrain dadoes in plywood.
FINE WOODWORKING #60 Sep-Oct 1986 pg. 14

Simple technique for supporting (storing) up to 30 sheets on plywood on edge.
FINE WOODWORKING #69 Mar-Apr 1988 pg. 10
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #72 Sep-Oct 1988 pg. 18

Using shop-sawn veneer. Cut thick with the band saw, it works like solid wood and stays flat like plywood. How to saw the veneer, edge-join, and then laminate onto plywood core stock.
FINE WOODWORKING #107 Jul-Aug 1994 pg. 44

Sheet goods for the woodshop. How panel products are made and used.
FINE WOODWORKING #117 Mar-Apr 1996 pg. 39

Tip: Use masking tape along a cut line to keep plywood from splintering.
HOMEOWNER Oct 1985 (v.10#8) pg. 19

Tip: Reduce plywood splintering when cutting by using masking tape and/or scoring the wood.
HOMEOWNER Oct 1988 (v.13#8) pg. 60

Plywood. Tips on bending, cutting, edging, joining, etc.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Nov-Dec 1981 (v.6#6) pg. 71

What you should know about plywood. A guide to the identification and uses of interior and exterior plywood.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #464 Jan 1967 (v.63) pg. 90

Learning lumber. Charts explain the grading of softwood, common, dimension, and plywood. Exotic and furniture woods also discussed.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #662 Jul 1983 (v.79) pg. 73

No-problem plywood. Professional tips on using this versatile material.
NEW SHELTER Jul-Aug 1984 (v.5#6) pg. 32

Bending plywood with auto bumper jack.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1963 (v.119#2) pg. 189

Charts explain the new plywood grading system.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1968 (v.129#4) pg. 166

Tip: How to use masking tape to avoid splintered wood when cutting plywood with a saw.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1982 (v.157#5) pg. 121

All about plywood and other building panels. An examination of the broad range of building panels.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1984 (v.161#3) pg. 139

The role of manufactured panels in the world of fine furniture making. Tips on selecting and using various hardwood veneer plywoods and the less-costly structural panels when building furniture.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1986 (v.163#11) pg. 93

Smart tricks for finishing fir plywood.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1967 (v.190#2) pg. 164

Tips on using cabinet grade plywoods.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1968 (v.192#4) pg. 158

How to select the correct plywood for various home remodeling jobs.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1969 (v.195#3) pg. 156

A look at the new plywood standards.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1975 (v.206#1) pg. 74

How to buy plywood. A review of what the grading and markings used by the plywood industry actually mean, and which type should be used for various projects.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1977 (v.210#2) pg. 122

How to work with plywood. Covers cutting, joints, fasteners, gluing, and tips on assembly. Finishing the edges and surface of the plywood is also covered.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1977 (v.210#3) pg. 124

Nine winners of the Second Annual Popular Science / American Plywood Association "Plywood Project Contest".
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1978 (v.213#2) pg. 100

Choosing the right plywood. A guide to types and grades.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1979 (v.214#1) pg. 110

Finishing plywood like the pros. Tips on finishing edges, face, and corners when building with plywood.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1980 (v.216#1) pg. 114

Winning designs in the Popular Science plywood project contest.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1980 (v.217#2) pg. 96

Choosing plywood. What you should know to buy wisely. Charts of interior grades, exterior grades, and appearance grades.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1981 (v.218#1) pg. 130

Winning designs from the annual Popular Science / American Plywood Association contest.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1981 (v.219#2) pg. 72

Winning designs from the annual Popular Science / American Plywood Association contest (continued).
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1981 (v.219#3) pg. 92

Winning designs from the 9th annual contest sponsored by Popular Science and the American Plywood Association.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1985 (v.227#2) pg. 84

Winning designs in the 10th annual Popular Science/American Plywood Association contest. Nine winners include tables, chairs, desks, and playhouse.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1986 (v.229#2) pg. 86

Buying wood. A layman's guide to the lumberyard. Special section looks at lumber and plywood, grading, units of measurement, common moldings, etc.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Apr 1988 (v.3#4) pg. 43

Plywood, what it is and how to use it.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Mar 1964 (v.35#3) pg. 75

High-quality softwood plywood. What to look for in "cabinet-quality" AA and AB plywood.
SHOPNOTES #24 Nov 1995 (v.4) pg. 30

An overview of three specialty plywoods (medium-denisty overlay, premium plywood and bending panel).
SHOPNOTES #25 Jan 1996 (v.5) pg. 31

Plywood in aircraft. What is available and tips on its use.
SPORT AVIATION Mar 1986 (v.35#3) pg. 33

Plywood skinning. How to apply a thin plywood skin to a wing or some other part of an aircraft structure. Part 1.
SPORT AVIATION May 1987 (v.36#5) pg. 28

Plywood skinning. Part 2.
SPORT AVIATION Jun 1987 (v.36#6) pg. 29

Plywood steamer. Homebuilt steamer is used for bending 3/32" aircraft plywood skins for the leading edge of a wing.
SPORT AVIATION Aug 1988 (v.37#8) pg. 42

Scarfing made easy. Rotary rasp, simple jig, and an air drill are combined to produce a tool for scarfing thin (1/8") plywood.
SPORT AVIATION Sep 1988 (v.37#9) pg. 41

On the construction of "foamcore" telescope parts. How to construct foamcore panels. Foamcore panels consist of wooden stiffeners embedded in and around styrofoam and sandwiched between thin plywood panels. The sandwich is glued together with epoxy. Includes instructions on making a simple vacuum bag "press" to clamp the panel while epoxy cures.
TELESCOPE MAKING #28 Fall 1986 pg. 10

Hardwood plywood. The pros and cons of working with this material.
WOOD MAGAZINE #6 Aug 1985 (v.2#4) pg. 55

Tip: How to make a perfectly-fitting patch for a knothole or other imperfection in plywood.
WOOD MAGAZINE #7 Oct 1985 (v.2#5) pg. 24

How to judge the face side (best side) of "two-sided" hardwood veneer plywood.
WOOD MAGAZINE #7 Oct 1985 (v.2#5) pg. 104

How they manufacture rotary-cut softwood plywood.
WOOD MAGAZINE #17 Jun 1987 (v.4#3) pg. 64

The lowdown on Asian plywood with super-thin face veneers. Includes tips on cutting dadoes and rabbets without chiping.
WOOD MAGAZINE #37 Sep 1990 (v.7#5) pg. 69

Ten winning ways to work with plywood.
WOOD MAGAZINE #46 Oct 1991 (v.8#7) pg. 44

Tip suggests using wooden blocks as temporary feet on casegood projects to avoid chipping face veneer at the bottom.
WOOD MAGAZINE #50 Feb 1992 (v.9#2) pg. 16

Use of plywood versus solid wood in furniture construction. A look at the pros and cons.
WOOD MAGAZINE #74 Nov 1994 (v.11#8) pg. 12

How to determine the best side of two-faced premium grade hardwood veneer plywood.
WOOD MAGAZINE #76 Jan 1995 (v.12#1) pg. 6

Five step procedure for painting plywood will result in a glass-smooth paint job.
WOOD MAGAZINE #77 Feb 1995 (v.12#2) pg. 92

Technique for resawing and laminating good 2-side plywood to make a small amount of thinner plywood.
WOOD MAGAZINE #136 Oct 2001 (v.18#7) pg. 40

Woodworker's guide to choosing sheet goods.
WOOD MAGAZINE #149 Jun-Jul 2003 (v.20#3) pg. 61

Plywood: an engineered wood product. A look at marine-grade plywood products.
WOODENBOAT #56 Jan-Feb 1984 pg. 125
Added Info WOODENBOAT #57 Mar-Apr 1984 pg. 8

Plywood: Applications to boatbuilding.
WOODENBOAT #57 Mar-Apr 1984 pg. 122

Scarfs and butts. Building long boats with short plywood. Three methods to join plywood panels to make them longer.
WOODENBOAT #86 Jan-Feb 1989 pg. 109
Correction WOODENBOAT #87 Mar-Apr 1989 pg. 11

Making the right choices when selecting plywood for marine use.
WOODENBOAT #106 May-Jun 1992 pg. 35
Added Info WOODENBOAT #109 Nov-Dec 1992 pg. 4

Bending plywood. Includes a chart showing the minimum bending radius for dry plywood from 1/8" to 3/4" thick.
WOODENBOAT #136 May-Jun 1997 pg. 121

Tip: Use masking tape when sawing plywood to help prevent splintering.
WOODSMITH #22 Jul 1982 pg. 11

Tips on making your own "plywood" using flexible veneer and high-density particle board.
WOODSMITH #34 Jul-Aug 1984 pg. 24

Tip: How to prevent tearout when cutting a rabbet across the grain on plywood.
WOODSMITH #49 Feb 1987 pg. 22

Cutting plywood with a minimum of waste. Tips on making rough cuts, final cuts, trimming with a router, cutting at an angle, and cutting long pieces.
WOODSMITH #62 Apr 1989 pg. 10

Selection of plywood for use in jigs discussed. Comparison between birch plywood, Baltic Birch plywood, and ApplePly plywood.
WOODSMITH #66 Dec 1989 pg. 23

Tips on working with combination core plywood.
WOODSMITH #105 Jun 1996 (v.18) pg. 23

Advice on how to deal with bowing and other dimensional problems in plywood panels.
WOODWORK #38 Apr 1996 pg. 22

Tips on preparing plywood to receive a black cellulose finish so that the grain does not show through.
WOODWORKER #1115 Oct 1986 (v.90#10) pg. 863

Tips on removing discoloration from oak plywood.
WOODWORKER Jul 1987 (v.91#7) pg. 590

Tip: Clamp two knife blades in one handle before using a utility knife to score plywood and other lumber prior to sawing. Pre-scoring reduces the tendency to splinter and provides two guidelines to stay between.
WOODWORKER Aug 1988 (v.92#8) pg. 706

Tip on holding plywood while cutting holes with a saber saw.
WOODWORKER Mar 1989 (v.93#3) pg. 241

Tip: Cut outer layers of plywood with a sharp knife to avoid splintering when sawing.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1977 (v.1#6) pg. 15

The beginning woodworker. Working with plywood. Selecting, cutting, planing, fasteners, joints and finishing.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1982 (v.6#1) pg. 14

Tip: Repair veneered plywood using a triangular shaped patch.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1987 (v.11#2) pg. 53

Shopping for sheet stock. Choosing between plywood, particleboard and fiberboard. Includes tips on edge treatments.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1994 (v.18#2) pg. 18

Tips on working with plywood.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1968 (v.24#3) pg. 50

Shop tips on trouble-free finishing of fir plywood.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1971 (v.27#1) pg. 51

Plywood. How it is made, how to cut it and how to join plywood.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1979 (v.35#1) pg. 84

Tips on working with Vulcan Fibre Board, a very dense laminate similar to plywood, but weighing over twice as much and having no interior voids.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1979 (v.35#1) pg. 114

Tip on filling voids in plywood edges using ice cream sticks.
WORKBENCH Dec 1991-Jan 1992 (v.47#6) pg. 12

Plywood for construction. How to pick the right panels for your building projects. An introduction to the American Plywood Association grading stamps.
WORKBENCH Jun-Jul 1994 (v.50#3) pg. 44

Hardwood plywood. A introduction to the grading stamp information and characteristics of hardwood-veneered panel products.
WORKBENCH Oct-Nov 1994 (v.50#5) pg. 62