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Kerfing & side braces

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Kerfing & side braces

Postby Robert Freemond » Mon Sep 10, 2012 6:32 pm

I have some old tight grained Vertical grain doug. fir, & am considering using it for Kerfing & side braces. I know of it been used for tone braces, but is there any reason it wouldn't work.
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Re: Kerfing & side braces

Postby Chuck Tweedy » Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:14 pm

Doug fir is very brittle.
It'll work fine for your side braces (as any wood), but I'm betting it will break very easily at the "kerf-web" on your linings.
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Re: Kerfing & side braces

Postby Mario Proulx » Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:02 pm

What is "kerfing"?
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Re: Kerfing & side braces

Postby David King » Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:27 pm

I believe that would be lining but what do I know. See:http://www.lmii.com/carttwo/thirdproducts.asp?NameProdHeader=Kerfing
Doug fir is tough stuff, probably not my first choice but nothing stops you from trying it. It may work just fine.
What I can tell you about Doug fir is that it's acidic and will slow CA clue curing to the point where you can leave stuff clamped for hours and it simply will not grab. Not that anyone would ever even think of trying to glue linings with CA...
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Re: Kerfing & side braces

Postby Chuck Tweedy » Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:40 pm

... tonight the part of Howard Klepper will be played by Mr. Mario Proulx...
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Re: Kerfing & side braces

Postby Mario Proulx » Tue Sep 11, 2012 12:04 am

Where's the "like" button....

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Re: Kerfing & side braces

Postby Rodger Knox » Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:38 am

Kerfing is the act of using a saw... :lol:
But then you already knew that.
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Re: Kerfing & side braces

Postby Clay Schaeffer » Tue Sep 11, 2012 1:52 pm

Is someone creating a kerfuffle about kerfing again?
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Re: Kerfing & side braces

Postby David King » Tue Sep 11, 2012 5:38 pm

So I'm guessing kerfling is the saw slot for purfling?
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Re: Kerfing & side braces

Postby Randy Roberts » Tue Sep 11, 2012 8:20 pm

sigh...
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Re: Kerfing & side braces

Postby Robert Freemond » Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:08 am

Thanks David, & you're right - It's too brittle. At 1st thought It seemed that Doug fir would bend well because of it's stringiness, but down at that level of thickness, I guess the fibers won't accommodate.

Thanks to the rest for the new definition Ferfing. I guess I should have used Lining, or "that segmented snaky stuff that goes around the rim" ;-)
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