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Mahogany plywood nose ribs? or what plywood?

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bentonbee

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I am getting ready soon to order some 1/4 in thick plywood to make nose ribs for my Light Sport single place Great Lakes project. I have a few questions.

1. How much lighter is Mahogany than birch? in a 4 foot by 4 foot sheet, It looks like the Mahogany will be 171 dollars and birch will be about 70 dollars plus shipping. So how much weight could be saved using mahogany? I think I am going to have to bite the bullet and get mahogany.

2. Have you had luck getting plywood shipped to you with out damage? I am thinking I may have to make a trip to pick it up.

3. I intend to cut them out with a router attaching a pattern to the piece to be cut out.

Thanks guys and gals.
Mike
 

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