i think i've found what's most appropriate for what i'm doing! it could be a delicatessen for horses!
making paper for a lazer cutter that produces a lot of waste is an issue i see. if i produce my own paper, i can limit this waste from a waste product (agricultural residue) for making stuff. re-animating (bill's suggestion) and re-making as a process in conjunction with the cnc-machines is cost effective. it's also healthy.
lazer's like natural material. it cuts easier. it does not emit toxic fumes besides, carbon - as opposed to formaldehyde
which is often used in plywood.
alchemy - i like the qualities of this material. it is light, strong, easy to produce, looks nice, and is cheap. with all this leftover cardboard from students using the lazer, i want to recycle it into a pulp in combination with my straw fibers. why not?
leaves - there are a lot of dead leaves blowing around here, what if i chopped them up and used them as a fiborous material to make another material? with straw?