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I finally decided on machine stress rated Southern Yellow Pine for the frame. Hardwoods are a little too oldschool for me (and expensive), and anyone who uses SPF #1/#2 in this day and age needs to get thier head examined.

My question is: Do I need to use pressure treated lumber to fabricate the fenders since they will be getting wet more often? and if so, where do I get SAE hardware that is jiggy with ACQ treatments?

 

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id recommend either teak or mahogany. if you use mahogany, dont skinp and go with pattern grade or feq at least. spanish cedar would be nice too if you want to go cheap but durable.

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couldn't you go with marine grade plywood? I think some brass hardware would look just peachy with it.
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the only difference between marine grade ply and regular ply is the glue. now you could use teak ply. or how about some plyboo? how about monel? or bronze? you can get some real nice spanish cedar for aout 4.00 b.f.


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Dude, avoid riding your bike in winter time , specially through the desert, where there are no trees. People will look at your bike and imagine a warm cozy feeling, coffe by the fireplace <img src=icon_smile_sad.gif border=0 align=middle>
Your bike will become the difference between a warm cozy night and a freezing one.... <img src=icon_smile_shock.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Edited by - jaimesix on Dec 21 2006 02:51:34 AM

Edited by - jaimesix on Dec 21 2006 02:52:11 AM
 

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I agre with Cypress as the best choice. Not only is water and rot resistant, Termites hate it. Best all around choice. Oh, don't forget to use cad plated lag bolts when you install the new fender. Those other ones will just rust and that, is gay.
 

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I'd suggest the wood that they make pallets out of. That shit is nasty, and it'd go with the frame nicely. You may even find one that says "this end up".

Then you'd be re"cycle"ing

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thatd be oak or poplar. for the most part. cypress is a good choice but it doesnt carve well. mahogany is my choice for just about everything. boats are built out of white oak. id paddle back to ireland on my door.

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I would also suggest doing a contrasting color wood inlay in the fenders to get the appearance of a stripe. It would be way cooler than paint or decals.
I can't really see what there is for a tank but finding the appropriate wood for that will be tough too. Again, I think you should go for brass hardware. As it tarnishes, it should match the yellow pine nicely.
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thatd be oak or poplar. for the most part. cypress is a good choice but it doesnt carve well. mahogany is my choice for just about everything. boats are built out of white oak. id paddle back to ireland on my door.

jc

Ireland or Hobbiton?

Just kiddin'. That's a sweet door Joe. I'd make the rudder out of oak though..

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thatd be oak or poplar. for the most part. cypress is a good choice but it doesnt carve well. mahogany is my choice for just about everything. boats are built out of white oak. id paddle back to ireland on my door.
Dude, if I ever move to a nice house, I'll be talking to you about getting some woodwork done. Damn, nice job.
 

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I use to race and help maintain a couple of old wooden boats when I was younger. I just found out that my uncle’s old H-28 is up for sale (he sold it many years ago). Check it out if you want to buy it...she is a great boat!

http://www.sailboatlistings.com/cgi...fault&uid=default&view_records=1&ID=4546&mh=1

Mahogany is great for planking, so may make a good fender material. Oak is nice and solid for the frame of a boat…so I would replace that treated lumber with some nice frame oak! :) Oh, and spruce with lots of varnish makes a pretty good mast, so I would use that as a swing arm and fork material!


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