Re: [AtkinBoats] Re: Building of the Sprite
No, we're in Oxford, Michigan
--- On Sat, 5/5/12, JohnA <jalmberg@...> wrote:
From: JohnA <jalmberg@...>
Subject: [AtkinBoats] Re: Building of the Sprite
Date: Saturday, May 5, 2012, 9:30 AM--- In AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com, John Brice <johnandcarole@...> wrote:
> Thanks John.Â I used catalpa for everything except frames and inner and outerwales.Â I wouldn't use it again where severe bending is required.Â Catalpa is a very pretty wood and dries quickley but is somewhat brittle.Â Sassafras on the other hand is much stronger and bends easily.Â The reason I used it was because it was available on my property.Â Had to scarf join every piece also because long lengths weren't there.Â Fun project though!
> 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?