I am having a problem and need some expert advice.
I purchased a panel of Spectraply from Laminates Afield and cut some 1 x 1 x 10 pieces to make strikers with. I turned the first one and it came out just fine. I have tried to turn 4 more since then and the pieces break in the middle just as clean as you could imagine. I am using sharp tools and light cuts.
My question is this, Have any of you tried this with the spectraply and have you had similar results?
Not sure about your wood but I had some laminated walnut that did that. I was some scrap from a stair case that was being built. My guess was that there was not proper adhesion when it was glued together. I had to line up the cuts to eliminate the glue lines when cutting the wood. Not sure if you can do that or not, just my experience.
I'm wondewring gene, did you cut all the blanks from the same end of the same peice of wood??? In other words, did you maybe cut 10 inches off the end of your panel then rip it into blanks or did you rip it off the side then chop it up?
Blacky I have to agree with Brian it is in the lower laminations when you cut through the outer layer the inner one is week because of a over lap in layers or lack of glue I have had same problems on some plywoods used making cabinets.. Repeat