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document updated 8 years ago, on Feb 19, 2015
Plywood has a reputation for being cheap. However, there are many grades of plywood, and some are much higher quality.

Wooden gears (such as those used in automata) are usually made of high-quality plywood because it's more dimensionally stable.

What types of plywood are higher grade?

More background about the manufacturing variability and options: Joinery: