Re: I got a few answers..

Posted by Camper on Oct 11, 2007

(trying this post again).

The engineering test results prove that the wood adds a lot of the strength.

The statement oft repeated here, 'most of the strength is from the glass and epoxy, the wood is mainly there as a form' is apparently a misconception.

If it were true, the A1/A2 (load across grain) samples would not have taken much higher loads to break than the A5/A6 samples (load parallel to grain)

In Response to: I got a few answers... by Robert N Pruden on Oct 11, 2007