View Full Version : What glue to use?
Okay this is way early, but has been bugging me. On the DragonShip that is in the design phase I was wondering what type of glue to use.
It will be a cedar planked strip built boat with white oak frames and keel.
10-26-2006, 04:54 PM
You'll need to be a lot more specific, as various glues/adhesives/bedding compounds are best used in different locations, for different purposes, and for different types of wood and frames/planking.
What do the plans call for?
Thorne this is the one I'm designing. It is a strip planked boat (see image below). The strips are 1/2" ceder on double sawn white oak frames and the keel is white oak.
10-26-2006, 09:33 PM
See the US Forestry Lab reports on adhesives. Where as epoxy is the generally preferred glue for modern strip planking, the industrial grade polyurathane glues are now fully rated as waterproof and will hold oak and woods such as cedar very well.
10-26-2006, 09:59 PM
"Ceder"? C'mon Chad! You know it's spelt "Seedir"! :D
I was thinking I would be using epoxy, but than I worry about issues where the strips tie into the keel. It would probably need mechanical fastners there as well as glue.
10-27-2006, 07:44 AM
Has anyone had any experience with Smith's Oak and Teak Epoxy with WO?
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