Using Laminations to Make Stronger Toys - Shopmade Plywood


Handmade Wooden Toy Dragon

The dragon is an excellent example of where laminations would greatly strengthen the wood. I see seven areas that would break easily, three areas in the body and the dragon's feet. I think commercial plywood would look bad, and it is prone to splintering. Even Baltic Birch plywood has the splintering problem.

Handmade Wooden Toy Mammoth

The tusks on this mammoth are three layers of laminated oak. Shopmade plywood, if you will. I can't break them short of clamping them in a vise and smacking them with a hammer or using some tool to get enough leverage on them. They are slightly thicker than 1/8-inch.

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