Leather Zip portfolio project

I will be making a leather journal book with zipper closure.
But I need to make a wood-block first that’s 1" thick with grooves around the perimeter.
So I’m thinking of gluing multiple 1/8" thick layers of wood

Apologies if this seems basic question but I have not worked with wood laser cutting before. I just like a little advice on what KIND I should use and WHERE can I purchase them? :slight_smile:
Thank you!
Ed

Baltic birch, from windsor plywood. Easily the best plywood for a good price. Good luck with the project!

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Thanks Tristan!

Having done layered glue-ups like this, I recommend some alignment pin holes, even if just attached to outrigger support that you cut off after glueup. Good luck!

Also, if you prefer solid wood, consider cutting one template in the laser cutter then using a follower template bit on the router.

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Thank you @yeungx for the help!

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Here’s the first one I made. Never made one before :stuck_out_tongue:

Zipper placement with the block

Finished Product



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oh shit damn.

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^what he said, great job!

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Made another for myself :slight_smile:

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