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 Post subject: Wood density
PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 7:27 pm 
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I put this subject in the search box and nothing helpe.
Is there a wood density chart on the forum?
Is Radiata pine too heavy for ss&g?

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 Post subject: Re: Wood density
PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 7:41 pm 
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Try here
http://www.reade.com/Particle_Briefings/spec_gra2.html
Be a pretty hefty boat.
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 Post subject: Re: Wood density
PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:07 pm 
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Thanks Ron, will have a good read

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 Post subject: Re: Wood density
PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:00 pm 
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This site gives a bit of info on radiata pine.http://www.tastimber.tas.gov.au/species ... adiata.pdf
At 550 kg/ m it's getting on towards twice the wieght of Western Red Cedar. You would have to watch out for the knots too I would imagine. What about Paulownia? http://www.paulownia-timber-sales.com.au/index.html

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 Post subject: Re: Wood density
PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 12:29 am 
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Thanks Roger, not sure what is available in regional West Oz, but will have to make some enquiries.
I have a whole lot of pine I could slice up and not have to worry about knots but I don't want to make it too heavy though.

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 Post subject: Re: Wood density
PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 1:27 am 
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I think I have found a source for Paulownia and WRC in Perth.
Now I just need to work out what size strips to use, so I know how much to get.


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 Post subject: Re: Wood density
PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 2:26 am 
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In my case I like to keep the weight down so that I can manhandle the boat in and out of the water and onto the roof of the car easily. My mind is willing but Im afraid my back is not. But I reckon once the boat is in the water a few kilos one way or the other is not about to make a lot of difference. Certainly a cheap source of timber will make a big difference to the bank balance and i am sure a bit of money left over could be well spent on some of that produce from your Margret River. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Wood density
PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:03 am 
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Manjimup produces as good or better wines :roll: :roll: :lol: :lol:

My current craft is a Prowler 4.5 Elite & I put it on a Toyota Troopcarrier, so at 60 I need to lighten the load a bit as well :lol: :lol:

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