Author Topic: B&SR Box Car 56 - Official Work Thread  (Read 17714 times)

Stephen Piwowarski

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Re: B&SR Box Car 56 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #105 on: September 21, 2021, 05:56:45 AM »
I believe Marcel said his intention was to utilize original sheathing to make the doors, if possible.

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« Reply #106 on: September 22, 2021, 03:04:30 AM »
That is good.

But the cost of lumber is increasing and the old stuff is "Old Growth"
that is mostly not available any more. If the museum is going to continue
repairing house(sheathed) cars it may pay to invest in a finger jointer.

But then I am old fashioned, reactionary, and make Scrooge look like a spendthrift.
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« Reply #107 on: September 22, 2021, 08:03:17 PM »
Actually, lumber prices are falling and in certain areas, suppliers are already referring to the upcoming lumber glut.  I know in my area dimensional lumber is almost the same price it was 18 months ago.
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Re: B&SR Box Car 56 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #108 on: September 23, 2021, 10:27:36 AM »
Good piece of news given you use much more wood than metal.