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Re: What Works / What Don't

Postby Kayak Jack » Sun Jun 28, 2015 3:54 pm

Interesting, Andy. Thanks. Grandkids can find the weak points in anything!
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Re: What Works / What Don't

Postby beekeeper » Tue Sep 22, 2015 3:43 pm

Need a panel 11'-10" long"?

What works is one 12' board cut off to the correct length.

What don't work is two 6' boards scarfed together. :oops: :x

I'm not telling how I know, but your guess is probably correct.

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Re: What Works / What Don't

Postby Kayak Jack » Tue Sep 22, 2015 3:48 pm

Uuhhhhh, you read it in a book?
A quija board told you?
Momma Bee has it in one of her recipe books?
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Re: What Works / What Don't

Postby oldbuffpilot » Tue Sep 22, 2015 7:20 pm

Bee Keeper,
I can assure you --- you aren't the first to figure that out too late!
Good Fish'n
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Re: What Works / What Don't

Postby beekeeper » Fri Dec 11, 2015 12:17 am

Hard to work in gloves but these work well for me.
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Home Depot $4.97.

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Re: What Works / What Don't

Postby beekeeper » Thu Dec 31, 2015 1:06 pm

Cutting Styrofoam:

Don't = circler saw unsupported.
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Works = pull saw with straight edge board for a guide.
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Electric saw could work, but needs more rigging than the simple hand saw.
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Re: What Works / What Don't

Postby Kayak Jack » Thu Dec 31, 2015 2:38 pm

Thanks, JD. I've used a utility knife.

Once, I thought of lesrning karate, and cutting styrofoam with the rock-hard-knife-like edge of my hand. But it hurt, and I cried.
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Re: What Works / What Don't

Postby beekeeper » Thu Dec 31, 2015 4:10 pm

I have used the knife before but forgot to try it this time.

My grandson takes karate, maybe I'll get him to try the next time. Probably not a good idea. If the ultimate masters hand hurt he probably would be injured. :lol:

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Re: What Works / What Don't

Postby Kayak Jack » Thu Dec 31, 2015 4:16 pm

The healing treatment for my (severely) injured hand was relatively simple. Grasp a shot glass of single malt scotch, sip it. Repeat as often as necessary.
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Re: What Works / What Don't

Postby beekeeper » Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:33 am

Interesting glue test:
http://woodgears.ca/joint_strength/glue.html

Also lots of ideas and information on his home page:
http://woodgears.ca/index.html
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Re: What Works / What Don't

Postby Kayak Jack » Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:34 am

JD, I appreciate your efforts to present a well set up experiment, free of bias. Good to see.

On your epoxy joints, I wonder if a tight clamp may have produced a glue starved joint?
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Re: What Works / What Don't

Postby beekeeper » Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:34 pm

Jack, they were not my test but seemed to be well done and fair. I think he concluded or suspected the epoxy's poor results may have been related to the cold temperatures. The results are valid for the tests' parameters. All factors have to be considered and evaluated when choosing the best components. I don't think epoxy users need to get worried over these test. We all know epoxy can make a strong joint. How strong is strong enough and/or do I consider other factors?
I like Titebond 3, so I was pleased it did well.
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Re: What Works / What Don't

Postby Kayak Jack » Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:45 pm

OK, thanks. Any adhesive that is as strong as, or stronger than, the parent material will partiallytear apart the wood on total destruction. If more strength is required, there will have to be reinfocement added (more material added onto the joint).
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