FSC Mill Looking for Input - Quartersawn Lumber Used In Boatbuilding

Discussion in 'Materials' started by techyjeff, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. techyjeff
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    techyjeff Jeff K

    Hello,

    Looking for input on types of quartersawn lumber used in boat building; species, grade, dimensions, etc.

    I run a specialty band saw mill operation from a commercial log yard in Bethlehem, NH and focus on lumber for boat builders, cabinet and furniture makers.

    Thanks in advance.

    Jeff
     
  2. TeddyDiver
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    TeddyDiver Gollywobbler

    Can you get your hands on a book Boat Building Techniques Illustrated by Richard Birmingham. There's quite good table of the woods and sawing patterns. There must be other sources too. If you don't find I can send a picture of the pages..
     
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    nero Senior Member

    I use yellow cypress. Sassafras is also good. 18 mm thick (surfaced) Strip width is 35 to 50 mm wide. Spruce stock would be something good also.
     
  4. techyjeff
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    techyjeff Jeff K

    Thanks TeddyDiver & Nero for your input.

    TeddyDiver, I would appreciate it if you would post pictures of the pages. I'll also do a search for that book and buy it, assuming I can find.

    Best Regards
    Jeff
     

  5. techyjeff
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    techyjeff Jeff K

    I just found and ordered the book through Amazon; used at ~$25.

    Cheers
    Jeff
     
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