Jaysen's Mini 580 plan

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Re: Jaysen's Mini 580 plan

Post by Jaysen » Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:29 am

My neighbor (build site) is assisting with his resources in wholesale lumber. Once we get a couple quotes and compare actual weights I’ll report back.


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Re: Jaysen's Mini 580 plan

Post by pee wee » Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:18 am

I was at a (state?) park on the Florida panhandle near Pensacola that had an interactive display on ship building wood. They had three one-foot cubes of wood tied with rope up to pulley and down to a hand rail so visitors could lift each one. One was yellow pine, one white oak, and one live oak. As expected, the oak was much heavier than the pine, but I was shocked at how much heavier the live oak was compared to the white oak- dense stuff.

Very interesting, and nothing like hefting a piece for yourself to drive home the differences. I don't know which would be better for your build, just that there is a big difference between them (and don't use live oak!). :D
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Re: Jaysen's Mini 580 plan

Post by Netpackrat » Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:45 am

I seem to recall that oak doesn't take epoxy very well.

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Re: Jaysen's Mini 580 plan

Post by terrulian » Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:13 am

Thanks for that...I'll have to look into it as I recently took an axe to a branch from a fallen live oak which I am ripping into flitches which I'll let dry. It's going to be a bunch of small pieces, only enough to make a box, but knowing me I may have used epoxy instead of wood glue.
Unlike Jaysen, I'm not too concerned with the box sinking.
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Re: Jaysen's Mini 580 plan

Post by pee wee » Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:48 am

Netpackrat wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:45 am
I seem to recall that oak doesn't take epoxy very well.
I'm not sure that's true, but it has been discussed before. I recall looking that up and seeing some sources refuting the claim.
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Re: Jaysen's Mini 580 plan

Post by pee wee » Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:54 pm

It looks like there are potential issues, but proper prep plays a part. It looks like the oils in the wood are a factor; here's a discussion on epoxy/white oak:

https://www.epoxyworks.com/index.php/so ... ighty-oak/
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