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Forum topic by Timberwerks posted 04-22-2013 01:39 PM 925 views 2 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Timberwerks

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04-22-2013 01:39 PM

Hi Guys

Here’s a technique I’ve used in the past to save a slab that has an unstable crotch. This time one a larger scale. The rod I used is 32” X 3/4” The entry side of the rod will be covered by the slab edge folding over as seen in mock-up.

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sprucegum

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#1 posted 04-22-2013 10:17 PM

I like that idea. Do you use any adhesive on the rod? I have put rods through magnum rifle stocks to keep them from splitting under heavy recoil and I use epoxy to bond the rod to the wood for extra strength.

-- A tube of calk and a gallon of paint will make a carpenter what he ain't

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richardwootton

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#2 posted 04-23-2013 12:02 AM

I do like that idea. I also really like that slab your working with and the creative butterflies.

-- Richard, Hot Springs, Ar -- Galoot In Training

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Timberwerks

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#3 posted 04-23-2013 02:35 AM

No adhesive since the rod is captive, this way the slab can stil expand and contract.l

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#4 posted 04-23-2013 02:44 AM

Every crotch should have a nice big rod like that. Sorry, that’s just too easy! :)

Seriously, that’s a nice technique.

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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#5 posted 04-23-2013 02:45 AM

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#6 posted 04-23-2013 04:33 AM

Awesome…Thanks for the tip…

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#7 posted 04-23-2013 04:48 AM

nice work.. I like the more artistic take on the butterflies

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Straightbowed

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#8 posted 04-23-2013 08:40 AM

ever crotch needs a rod thats what Im saying< thats a great Idea I have a big cherry crotch that I need to bore into and thats a great Idea I like it, Im serious I do have a cherry crotch I found it on the side of the road where the state was cutting trees

-- Stevo, work in tha city woodshop in the country

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Straightbowed

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#9 posted 04-23-2013 08:43 AM

do you coat the rod with something before you insert it into the crotch like paint for rust just in case?

-- Stevo, work in tha city woodshop in the country

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Timberwerks

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#10 posted 04-23-2013 12:31 PM

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