Metric Plywood

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david benson
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Location: NSW Australia

Metric Plywood

Postby david benson » Wed May 09, 2007 2:17 pm

Australian plywood comes in metric sizes. For us this means that an 4ft by 8ft sheet becomes 1200mm by 2400mm. The problem is that when you come to lay out a Glen L plan (I'm building a Cabin Skiff), the plans just don't fit the sheets. I've worked my way through a fair bit of it. My Cabin Skiff will finish up about 3" shorter than standard and about 2" narrower.

I occurs to me though that maybe you could just scale everything down a bit by reducing the whole plans through a copier ... crazy idea? I know, all your measurements wouldn't work. Are there any Glen L plans done in metric?

As a side advantage for me. I teach young aboriginal people boatbuilding here in Australia. Because we're a metric country these kids don't know anything about feet and inches so we're having to teach the division into 12ths and up to 64ths. Great math!

Ron Filsell
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Location: Sydney Australia

Postby Ron Filsell » Wed May 09, 2007 2:33 pm

G, day David , we stock imperial size sheets. 2440x1220 Bs1088
Regds Ron Mister Ply&Wood Sydney

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