10344Re: Oak Boxes
- Feb 1, 2004I'm an engineer also and was surprised to find the number of wooden
pipes used in the early years. A few are seen at this link
Most are round and vary rarely was there ever a wooden conduit
formed in a "square". In a round structure the greatest stresses
are usually on the inner most face - the primary area we want a good
--- In email@example.com, "Toni Smith" <tonimarie@i...>
> Yeah this is another very good point...but the aging of the timberused
> is also still very importantfacilitate
> Toni Smith
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> The Engineer in me says this is one of the reasons why the barrels
> are shaped the way they are...........the other being to
> moving them (by rolling). You idea sounded good to me at the timeas
> well, Tar. Boxes are easier that barrels to stack and easier tomake.
> If you look at the way a barrel is constructed, you'll notice it's
> already pre-loaded (pre-warped) and held in that sprung condition
> with the hoops. The staves are curved and beveled to force a
> fit over a curving contour in two direction (up / down andisn't
> circumferentially). The hoops force this tight fit, and there
> a straght piece in the whole bunch! Everything is force-wedged
> together with nowhere to warp to.
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