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Rick Hamrick

While it is still a ridiculous number, it is true that the math works for the really tall and wide and terribly narrow pile o' lumber if the depth of the pile is one meter.

I don't recall running across any plywood which was a meter wide and 700 meters long, though.

John F. Ptak

Well, oopsie: thanks for pointing this out RIck. I meant to say "1 metre" after saying "rudimentary depth" but I forgot! I think though that there was such a plywood as you described, made I think by Maginot& Cie of a forgotten part of forgotten France.

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