Bill Stock wrote:
> Thanks, I've heard of these guys, but did not realize they were so
> The plans I have call for the outer wheel to be plywood, the hub to be
> plywood and the spokes/paddles to be solid wood. But given the
> doesn't make a lot of sense not to make the sides all one piece. It
> simpler and cheaper, although perhaps a little less authentic. The
> will be solid wood and the finish will likely be epoxy, as it has
to be fish
SFWIW, marine grade ply for this application is a waste of good marine
Marine ply has no voids and thus can be bent to conform to a smooth curve.
That is not your application.
A good exterior grade ply (not Chinese) along with solid wood will do
a good job.
If you can find 13 ply with exterior glue, so much the better.
You can seal the wood with epoxy; HOWEVER, if this wheel is outdoors
you will need to protect the epoxy from the sun's UV with a varnish
containing UV inhibitors.