Bainbridge 12 ply samples

Joe Dellert CPF

Jan 25, 2002
San Francisco
I just received the latest from Bainbridge A 12ply board, they even included a clever little discription of how to cut the boards. The only problem is the samples they sent weremade by somebody that didn't read their instructions. I found it ironically hilarious for such an industry leader to send thier samples of a top quality line that had over cuts that were 1/4" long. Yes i said 1/4" overcuts! How many of us would have dared show a customer that sample? I have already called my rep but got voice mail. This was just too funny to not check if anyone else has had similar package delivered.
Because of limitations of mass-production, attempts at making bevel-cut mat samples have normally been pretty dismal. I would imagine that bevel-cut 12-ply samples would be especially tough.

I always bevel cut my samples with my own mat cutter - even if it means I have a full set of 3-3/4" samples instead of 4".
I was happy just to get them. I ordered them in September at the Atlanta show and they arrived a couple of weeks ago. They had to be cut by a CMC since the overcuts are the same both back and front.
I'd be a lot happier with the 12-ply board if they didn't show the fact that they are actually just 3 4-plys laminated together .... those layer lines are tacky.

[ 05-28-2004, 11:05 AM: Message edited by: FramingFool ]
To avoid the problem of overly visible laminations, one can make 8 or 12 ply board
that are laminated with starch. This is surprisingly cheap and simple. If a large pot of
starch is cooked, it can be poured into a clean,
flat pan and rolled on to one side of a board with
a clean paint roller. It should be applied as if
one were painting a wall, so that there is thorough coverage and the next board is then quickly laid on top and weight is applied to the
pair. When the board is dry, the paste joint should be less visible than the factory glue joins. Laminating a number of boards at one time
makes the time spent cooking the paste less