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    Default Welding Wood

    This is interesting, if not all that practical for boat buiding.
    Wood can be welded.

    The process was discovered by accident.
    "To “weld” wood, pieces of lumber are pressed together (at 60 – 330 psi) and rubbed back and forth at high speed for a few (3-5) seconds. After a few more seconds of clamp time, the bonding process is complete."

    It is not a water resistant bond, but it is pretty strong.


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    Sounds like an accelerated version of welding by Brownian motion. Two metals (not necessarily the same) pressed together will become joined over time (lots of time) by the random motion of atoms at or near the junction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by webishop14 View Post
    Sounds like an accelerated version of welding by Brownian motion. Two metals (not necessarily the same) pressed together will become joined over time (lots of time) by the random motion of atoms at or near the junction.
    I've experienced the same phenomenon when I put my ass in my Lazy Boy recliner in front of the TV !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Cleek View Post
    I've experienced the same phenomenon when I put my ass in my Lazy Boy recliner in front of the TV !
    That would be called a butt weld.
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