Re: Gypsy Harmonica Progress
- --- In Michalak@yahoogroups.com, "vexatious2001" <cadbury112@...> wrote:
>What would be the best method for chopping your own? I need quite a
> You can buy milled glass fibers from most epoxy
> suppliers, although you don't get a choice of
> length; I think the stuff I have bought was
> about 1/4" to 3/8" in length.
> As, as already mentioned, you can "manufacture"
> your own to your own prefered specs.
lot as I want to mix it in with a primer/sealer I have heard about and
can be used as a hard undercoating to prevent checking of fir plywood.
- On Tuesday 07 November 2006 02:52, Nels wrote:
> The thing is that fir is readily available here and the other stuffI agree. I live in Asia and I would have to import fir plywood if I actually
> has to be shipped in - which is a significant factor these days.
wanted to use it. The shipping cost makes importing it impractical of
course, especially when I would more than likely ship the finished boat back
to the USA anyways. Better to use the local woods, they are often higher
quality anyways, and always much less costly.
Some designers specify fir but for their boats I can easily substitute Meranti
or other suitable tropical Asian hardwood species. There are lots of good
woods for boat building in Asia. The local boat builders have been using
them for thousands of years, so I feel very fortunate to have this wealth of
experience available to me locally.