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Dave Gray
09-07-2003, 01:01 AM
I'm at, or close to, the spar making phase for my dinghy. Much to my surprise, spruce seems to be hard to come by in my town - my favorite wood store, Crosscut Hardwoods, only caries rough sided 4/4 x 8". Other than the Seattle area, anyone know of someone local? Or perhaps a reasonable substitute for spruce? Would doug fir work?

Thanks,
Dave Gray

Dave Gray
09-07-2003, 01:01 AM
I'm at, or close to, the spar making phase for my dinghy. Much to my surprise, spruce seems to be hard to come by in my town - my favorite wood store, Crosscut Hardwoods, only caries rough sided 4/4 x 8". Other than the Seattle area, anyone know of someone local? Or perhaps a reasonable substitute for spruce? Would doug fir work?

Thanks,
Dave Gray

Dave Gray
09-07-2003, 01:01 AM
I'm at, or close to, the spar making phase for my dinghy. Much to my surprise, spruce seems to be hard to come by in my town - my favorite wood store, Crosscut Hardwoods, only caries rough sided 4/4 x 8". Other than the Seattle area, anyone know of someone local? Or perhaps a reasonable substitute for spruce? Would doug fir work?

Thanks,
Dave Gray

ishmael
09-07-2003, 07:14 AM
Doug fir would be fine. Look in the archives for discussions of birdsmouth spar building. It's an elegant and simple method for constructing small, light spars. Any concerns about the slightly heavier fir would be 'suaged. And the fir would be fine even if you make a solid spar.

Good luck.

Jack

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ishmael
09-07-2003, 07:14 AM
Doug fir would be fine. Look in the archives for discussions of birdsmouth spar building. It's an elegant and simple method for constructing small, light spars. Any concerns about the slightly heavier fir would be 'suaged. And the fir would be fine even if you make a solid spar.

Good luck.

Jack

[ 09-07-2003, 08:16 AM: Message edited by: ishmael ]

ishmael
09-07-2003, 07:14 AM
Doug fir would be fine. Look in the archives for discussions of birdsmouth spar building. It's an elegant and simple method for constructing small, light spars. Any concerns about the slightly heavier fir would be 'suaged. And the fir would be fine even if you make a solid spar.

Good luck.

Jack

[ 09-07-2003, 08:16 AM: Message edited by: ishmael ]

NormMessinger
09-07-2003, 08:55 AM
Right, second best is plenty good enough.

NormMessinger
09-07-2003, 08:55 AM
Right, second best is plenty good enough.

NormMessinger
09-07-2003, 08:55 AM
Right, second best is plenty good enough.

paladin
09-07-2003, 09:00 AM
yeah Norm...except in gunfights.....

paladin
09-07-2003, 09:00 AM
yeah Norm...except in gunfights.....

paladin
09-07-2003, 09:00 AM
yeah Norm...except in gunfights.....

Art Read
09-13-2003, 02:08 AM
Tacoma work for you? Fred Tebb and Sons. Ask for Craig. He likes wooden boat builders.

Art Read
09-13-2003, 02:08 AM
Tacoma work for you? Fred Tebb and Sons. Ask for Craig. He likes wooden boat builders.

Art Read
09-13-2003, 02:08 AM
Tacoma work for you? Fred Tebb and Sons. Ask for Craig. He likes wooden boat builders.

Bob Smalser
09-13-2003, 11:34 AM
DF heartwood a better choice, IMO....doesn't rot so easy in your climate.

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Bob Smalser
09-13-2003, 11:34 AM
DF heartwood a better choice, IMO....doesn't rot so easy in your climate.

[ 09-13-2003, 12:34 PM: Message edited by: Bob Smalser ]

Bob Smalser
09-13-2003, 11:34 AM
DF heartwood a better choice, IMO....doesn't rot so easy in your climate.

[ 09-13-2003, 12:34 PM: Message edited by: Bob Smalser ]