SailNet Community - View Single Post - cutting board as backing plate material?
View Single Post
Old 04-08-2011
pdqaltair's Avatar
pdqaltair pdqaltair is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Deale, MD
Posts: 2,431
Thanks: 1
Thanked 45 Times in 45 Posts
Rep Power: 7
pdqaltair is on a distinguished road
Poor choice, though folks do it.

The trouble is that the PE will creep over time (a cutting board will quickly warp if a significant weight is placed on it), giving you far less support than you think you have, unless you go VERY thick. Prelaminated FRP is probably best, followed by SS (difficult to work) and aluminum (can corrode is wet).

Wood is respected by many; just not my choice.
(when asked how he reached the starting holds on a difficult rock climbing problem that clearly favored taller climbers - he was perhaps 5'5")

"Well, I just climb up to them."

by Joe Brown, English rock climber

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook