Anthony questions using LP and SP.


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Sinister1957 post 3
I see the thickness which is the height and the length and I understand that ..when creating the feature ring do I use the with width as per segmentpro table suggest ... or is there a setting I missed in lamination pro?

When using lamination pro to make a southwest design after I cut out middle does it matter the saw kerf when I cut the other strips

- In LP go to File Options.
In that Options Box you can select your blade width. That is used by LP for all cuts. So yes it matters what the saw kerf is.
You also have the option to select your measurements in inches or metric.

In LP the export region setting is basically your segment (ring) height. So that setting would be the ring height in SP or WTP for the featured ring.
The Repeating Unit is your segment edge length or how wide you segment is.

Sinister1957 Post 5
mfisher .. thank you ..

ok so if i am laying out a 3 part lamination it tells me 1/2' top 1/4 middle 1/2' bottom .. i assume the thickness has to be what the ring thickness calls for in sp .. i am a measure twice cut once guy is the a place to make that setting ?
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It would be helpful if you would link your LP project (*.lam) file. It should be in your MyLaminationPro folder.
It would also be helpful if you would link your SP project *.jason file. In SP do a share / export.

From your post you are saying your lamination is 1-1/4 wide ( 1/2, 1/4, 1/2).

The lamination board thickness you need is what SP has as "WIDTH" in SP summary.

The "Thick" in SP summary is the ring height.

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Lamination PRO is a 2D program only that looks at all boards from above. It has no idea how thick the wood is that you’re using to cut strips. As Mike said, the Board Width of the feature ring will give you the best hint as to how thick the wood should be for cutting strips. It is important to remember that the process of making the laminated design will require the board(s) to be sanded multiple times so the end thickness will be 1/8” (or more) less than the thickness you started with. Always add more than you think you will need to the initial thickness.

I always try to keep my feature rings at the widest part of the bowl or at a level where that feature ring will be where the wall profile is nearly vertical. This allows you to minimize the thickness of wood for cutting strips and it also will keep distortion of the design from turning where the wall profile is curved.

Make sure you make enough repeating units of the design to give you some extras. It is very hard to go back and make additional lineal laminate that is identical to what you made the first time.