- 4 Dec 2008
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- Watford, Non S-At, Udon Thailand
I assumed that the highlighted text above was clear that I wasn’t remotely suggesting that they have any significant end grain constituent and I didn’t use the term end grain at all in my post Your term cross grain suggests a much shorter (45 degree angle) joint than is used here in the Far East, I agree that close to long grain is also not exact.It’s no big deal, I was just commenting on your first line of your post which said :
“Finger joints are closer to long grain joints and it’s been pretty conclusively proved that that kind of joint…”
I was just trying to point out that they are aren’t really closer to end grain joints at all as they rely on the surface of the cross grain for their strength .
Maybe I’ve misunderstood your post and thought you were referring to finger joints as end grain joints.
I apologise if I have but I was simply making a reply to the point of the thread without no attempt at contradicting you.
I have hundreds if not thousands of them in use in many projects as rubber wood sheets make an excellent construction material and it’s available in a range of thickness and grades and is about equal in price to reasonable quality plywood. The joints never fail, though in some panels the 1 or 2 of the long grain joints has partly missed the glue application