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The Strength Of Multiplex Over Hardwoods...

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Today i routered out some multipex blanks... and started a router on a hardwood blank... only the hardwood blank split...

 

Ofcourse due to some error on my part with the router...

 

But the way the hardwood split...with ease...

 

Made me want to test it further...

 

Id routered out 8 multiplex blanks with no issues at this stage..

 

Ill post 2 videos..of the 2 woods..in the same situation...

 

The first is the hardwood (missing a fork...as it split on the router) ... possibly ash or beech? ...

 

Clamped in... and hit with 12mm steel...from about 2/3feet away... as close as i could...

 

Double theraband gold...25>20mm tapered...

 

The hardwood split...dangerously easy on the first shot...

 

If that would have been a fork hit... youd be sure to have a lump if wood lodged in your face....well...a sore face anyway... ;) ...

 

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Next was the multiplex...

 

2 direct fork hits... and only 2 small dents...

 

The third hit split the wood on the fork... but didnt snap it...

 

I then hammered it a few times... and it split and 'cracked' off.... notice how it didnt snap completely...

 

The difference is... the multiplex wont snap and send the fork tips back at your face at a dangerous speed...whereas the hardwood...will split down the grain...with ease... and cause damage.

 

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Hahaha you facking animal!!! That vid cracked me up!!! You been after multiplex for a while now..... You then get some... Then hammer the granny out of it!! Try sandwiching the hardwood in between 2 bits of multiplex, so you get a nice hardwood core? ....... And watch your little pinkies on that router ;-)

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Better with a multiplex core... and the nice wood on the outside.. ;) ...

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