Saturday, September 7 • 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Woodenspars: Building a Better Tree

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For a few thousand years the tree was the dominant paradigm. The industrial revolution brought new thought to the strength of materials and adhesive technologies. The process of making a mast evolved to laminated, hollow structures, My talk will explain the engineering involved and how to choose the appropriate technique for your project. Samples and video of the many ways to do this work.


Bruce Tipton

After more than 45 years of building masts and messing about with boats, it often feels like I never graduated from shop class. I have already made most of the simple mistakes and may be able to save you some of those on your project.

Saturday September 7, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm PDT
Explorer Stage