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3176Re: Building of the Sprite

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  • JohnA
    May 5, 2012
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      --- In AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com, John Brice <johnandcarole@...> wrote:
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      > Thanks John.  I used catalpa for everything except frames and inner and outerwales.  I wouldn't use it again where severe bending is required.  Catalpa is a very pretty wood and dries quickley but is somewhat brittle.  Sassafras on the other hand is much stronger and bends easily.  The reason I used it was because it was available on my property.  Had to scarf join every piece also because long lengths weren't there.  Fun project though!
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      > John B.

      Pretty cool and very traditional to make use of the wood you had available. I've got a couple big white pines on my suburban lot, but don't think the wife would go for chopping them down and milling them up ;-)

      I guess you are in the south?
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