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Forum topic by ghazard posted 10-23-2009 02:36 AM 901 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ghazard

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10-23-2009 02:36 AM

I am planning some reversable coasters. Two woods, laminated together with identical depressions cut on both sides so you can rest a glass on either side. Should the 2 woods be glued with grain in the same direction or perpendicular to each other?

Thanks!

Greg

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#1 posted 10-23-2009 02:43 AM

My feeling on this is I dont really think it will matter if you are concerned about movement.They will be small and wont move a lot. I think for strength, and the fact you will be removing material from both sides, I would set the grain perpendicular. With material removed and the coaster is dropped it may break if the grain is parallel

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#2 posted 10-24-2009 05:34 AM

I agree with medicKen you won’t have enough wood movement to worry about.

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#3 posted 10-25-2009 04:28 AM

OK thanks! That will be my plan.

Greg

-- "Hey, you dang woodchucks! Quit chuckin' my wood!"

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