Glue for laminating wood mast?

Discussion in 'Materials' started by pwillie, Sep 13, 2015.

  1. Jammer Six

    Jammer Six Previous Member

    There are a bunch of poplars. There's more than two dozen sub-species of poplar.

    Therefore, I wouldn't make sweeping statements about it. Different sub species have different performance.

    It's performance in joinery depends on the specific sub-species, grade and milling.

    Saying that poplar performs (or doesn't perform) in a given joint is about like saying that evergreens perform in that joint.
     
  2. PAR
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    More Mr. Obvious from Jammer again, plus the inability of actually comprehending what was written.

    Populus nigra (Black Poplar) and Populus alba (Silver Poplar) are the European poplars, with Black being by far much more common and widely distributed. Considering the difficulty in getting Silver, it's clear he meant Black, of which there's no assumptions about physical attributes being made, except by you (again).
     
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    I have used poplar for interior joinery and other non-structural parts. When it breaks it is not a long slanted fracture like fir or spruce. It breaks at almost 90 degrees and rather suddenly.
     
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    Poplar is good for static loading, but not dynamic, so you don't see in much any more. The old growth yellow was prized for small boat planking, but it's all been used up on midwestern barn siding now. The second growth stuff isn't as good, but compared to the farm raised stuff is very good. This stuff (farm raised) tends to be brittle and low rot resistance.
     

  5. Jammer Six

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    Gonzo, that's interesting. I've never seen it break.
     
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