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Forum topic by chippyndusty posted 10-01-2017 03:12 AM 627 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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chippyndusty

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10-01-2017 03:12 AM

Sometime ago, I saw someone (Roy Underhill maybe) use a wire and hammer to compress wood fibers on the bottom of a wooden tray, with the idea I believe being that when wet those wood fibers would expand more and seal the bottom of the tray. At least that’s how my fuzzy memory recalls it, believe it was explained as an old boat builders trick. I have a project where I would like to try this but would like to see it done again or find some reference to it which I haven’t been able to find. Anybody familiar with this, and/or have a link to some info?


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#1 posted 10-01-2017 04:45 AM

There is a youtube video of Frank Klausz making a wood tray to hold his waterstones. If I remember, he pounds the wire in, then planes the wood flush again, the compressed area swells and creates a watertight seal.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PitVHP7omvY

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#2 posted 10-01-2017 04:57 AM

There goes the Family secret Grandpa; sorry.

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#3 posted 10-03-2017 01:46 AM



There is a youtube video of Frank Klausz making a wood tray to hold his waterstones. If I remember, he pounds the wire in, then planes the wood flush again, the compressed area swells and creates a watertight seal.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PitVHP7omvY

- Rick_M

That’s it! Thank you for pointing me in the right direction, really appreciate it.

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#4 posted 10-03-2017 01:58 PM

BTW as an “old boatbuilder” I resemble that remark.
.... but yes it is.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese! http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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