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Got this piece in the box with a small air compressor. Obviously cardboard, top and bottom very thin, with I guess you would say corrugated cardboard separating them. This piece is much lighter than a similar size piece of wood, solid (I tried thumping it on my head, and it is solid enough to really thump me, and not trying that again), and strong. Some of this would be perfect for some of my personal projects - like my drink carrier. Any idea on what the name of this is, and where to get some? Oh yeah, this is about 4" wide, 6 1/4", and 1/2" thick.
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it's nothing special... flat corrugated pad... a honey comb between two layers of dense cardboard..
it comes in large sheets... hates water and torquing worse than MDF..
https://www.uline.com/BL_1851/Large-Corrugated-Pads
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Thanks Stick, but this is what I had in mind. But at those prices I'll not be buying any, unless I hit the lottery, big time.
https://www.uline.com/BL_1856/Honeycomb-Pads
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Thanks Stick, but this is what I had in mind. But at those prices I'll not be buying any, unless I hit the lottery, big time.
https://www.uline.com/BL_1856/Honeycomb-Pads
The trick is to find a company that gets shipments packed using this and ask for it when they throw it away. Where I worked, we got some sub-contracted parts packed using the honeycomb material - they threw it in a dumpster as the parts were removed from the skids.

As an aside, I used to scrounge the thinner material to use for target backers at the range - double layers allowed you to cut out the center when it was shot out and set in a patch.
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There is a ton of information out there on lightweight plywoods,just do a search, here are a couple of examples:

Strong, Lightweight, Recyclable Graphic Boards



Lightweight Structural Marine Honeycomb Sandwich Plywood for Boat Builders - Non-warping patented honeycomb panels and door cores

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The trick is to find a company that gets shipments packed using this and ask for it when they throw it away. Where I worked, we got some sub-contracted parts packed using the honeycomb material - they threw it in a dumpster as the parts were removed from the skids.

As an aside, I used to scrounge the thinner material to use for target backers at the range - double layers allowed you to cut out the center when it was shot out and set in a patch.
Good thought. My son works for a heating and air company. Among other things they work on new subdivision homes. He once gave about half a pallet of new soild oak flooring - it was left over, and the contractors were going to burn it rather than bothering loading it back into the truck. Laminated one of my first, if not the first, cane I ever made. Very nice cane, and heavy enough to probably beat a bear to death. But I'll ask him about the honeycomb material. With good fortune, he can get me a batch - can already think of a myriad of uses for some.

Hehehe When I took the carry class, at the end my target had a softball hole where the bullseye had been. Don't know if you know it, but you can make your own reactive cardboard targets. So every round that hits the target will immediately be seen where it hit. Considerably less expensive than buying them, and not hard to make. There are instructions somewhere on the web, but I forget just where for now. Google search should fix you up, but if you can't find it, and are interested, PM me and I'll take a look.

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There is a ton of information out there on lightweight plywoods,just do a search, here are a couple of examples:

Strong, Lightweight, Recyclable Graphic Boards

Lightweight Structural Marine Honeycomb Sandwich Plywood for Boat Builders - Non-warping patented honeycomb panels and door cores
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I've read about the honeycomb for boats. Expensive, and it need fibreglass, and epoxy - a lot of it.

For many years I have limited my wood purchases to:
Plywood, which is made in North Carolina.
Wood that is native to North Carolina.

Any other wood I use is free. In that case I don't care where it is from. Pallets can yield some exotic wood, depending where they are from, and can always find free ones. Used to dumpster dive some, when I was years younger, found some nice wood there, but likely made in NC. Have got some very nice aromatic cedar, awaiting the proper project, that was given to me by a friend many states away. Salvaged some Spanish cedar from a pallet. Got some pallet wood in my banjo build, no clue what it is, can't see any grain, very light colored, very dense, a wood rasp won't even touch it, so have to saw it to shape, then use a belt sander on it.

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I saw a product back in the late 60s that was about 4" of that honeycomb sandwiched between 2 sheets of aluminum. It was being promoted as a building material, as in used for building buildings, but I never saw it catch on.

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You can sometime find this stuff as a core for cheap interior doors. Front and back is 1/8" veneer and the core is what you see. Cheap and light.
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My first job was at North American Aviation, where they built the Apollo and service module. An engineer walked up to the blueprint dept. carrying a 3 inch cube of metal, then he stretched it out several feet. It was a honeycomb of titanium and was used on each rocket segment as beams. Had the strength of solid steel. Amazing how strong honeycomb can be.

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