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Jul 7, 2020 - 8:58:25 AM
1298 posts since 4/13/2017

Ok, I do realize that the more layers you add in a block rim, the more glue you have.

However

I have a bunch of hard maple scraps. I bought twelve 1.75 x 1.75 x 36" blanks from Bell Forest Products. I had figured on getting four 3 layers block rims from this, which I have. However, I have the scraps from these. The dimensions of these scraps are 1.5 x 0.5625 x 36", and the grain is vertical. I could make two 6 layer rims with the scraps.

Cosmetics aside, would there be anything wrong with this?

Jul 7, 2020 - 4:25:02 PM

DRH

USA

496 posts since 5/29/2018

I don't see any problems with it, physically or visibly. The subject has been beaten to death many times here. The arguments are based on individual experience. Those with the most experience don't seem to think its an issue.

If glue lines and grain orientation were important I doubt steam bent rings laminated with heat/moisture sensitive glue would make the cut.

Jul 10, 2020 - 5:55:19 PM
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Helix

USA

12721 posts since 8/30/2006

Yes, two tier brick rims tend to delaminate where the rim rod holes are,
I knew somebody doing warranty work

Jul 10, 2020 - 6:20:10 PM

1298 posts since 4/13/2017

quote:
Originally posted by Helix

Yes, two tier brick rims tend to delaminate where the rim rod holes are,
I knew somebody doing warranty work


two tier? I usually make 3 tier, but wanted to know if I could make ones with 6 tiers...

Jul 11, 2020 - 4:09:11 AM

198 posts since 8/23/2011

Should be fine. I usually make 4 tiers.

Jul 11, 2020 - 8:38:37 AM
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Helix

USA

12721 posts since 8/30/2006

I misread that

6 is a thoughtful repurposing

Jul 14, 2020 - 2:48:21 AM
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Helix

USA

12721 posts since 8/30/2006

I would not use vertical grain.

Jul 14, 2020 - 3:25:06 AM

2671 posts since 12/4/2009

Hello,

Just rotate 90 degrees, then check dimensions for fit. The narrower the board, the shorter the segments would be required. Then, I would see the Viking peg needed to added for stiffness. Brick walls work better when filled in with rebar encased with concrete.

Another option would be to band sections together to get wider segments. Then much more glue is used. If the goal is to see what a heavily glued rim sounds like, now is the chance. Doubling up will reduce the inventory faster.

Edited by - Aradobanjo on 07/14/2020 03:25:55

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