Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: British Columbia
Thanked 40 Times in 38 Posts
Rep Power: 4
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"