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post #848 of Old 06-28-2013
Brent Swain
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Re: Bob Perry's take on Wolfenzee's dream boat

As I suggested in the wooden mast discussion, I soaked a bit of fir in a very salty brine for a week, dried it out then glued it together with epoxy. The salt had zero effect on the strength of the glue line, that I could detect. Commercially available wood preservatives leave an oily surface, which no glue can stick to.

Brent Swain, Boat designer, Builder, and author of "Origami Metal Boatbuilding"
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