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  1. person123

    Why are two pieces of wood stronger when bound together?

    The answer learned in class is that the two 2*4s are able to distribute the load over both of them, but I don't think this is an actual answer because that's balanced by the fact that each block is half the area. Does anyone know of the reason for this observation? Thanks!
  2. TheBlackAdder

    Appropriate tightness of bolts between skateboard and trucks

    As you can see in the pictures below the trucks are attached to the skateboard with four screws nuts and bolts, with a 2~3mm piece of rubber between the truck and the board. I've always wondered if tightening the screws bolts harder, decreases or increases the strength of the 7-layered plywood...
  3. W

    Do not try this at home kids.....

    Found this interesting video - thought there would be interest here..... VIDEO LINK
  4. Shadow-Shocker

    Creating a waterproof wax, please help

    Hello I found a recipe for making a type of waterproof wax using beeswax and paraffin wax, and I plan to coat this type of wax with a piece of wood. Does anyone know with this type of wax, after coating the piece of wood, will the wax still prevent the wood from expanding in water?
  5. B0b-A

    I woodn't have believed it

    Stone age axe found with wood handle ... http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30197084
  6. P

    Help- Thin cheap board/plastic for waterproof poster

    Hi all- I am trying to make a semi-waterproof poster (only needs to be wet for a few hours and not necessary for the poster to last beyond the day) I need to back the poster on a hard surface - have tried correx but it wont accept any titebond glue as it is basically treated to be resistant...
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