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November 1, 2017 AT 1:00 pm

How to Make a Watertight Wood Joint, Without Using Glue or Sealants

This woodworker shows how to create a gasket with just wood! Using the expansion of the wood he is able to create a water tight box without modern materials. via core77:

Unless you have experience with traditional boatbuilding or making traditional Japanese sake cups, you may not realize you can join two pieces of wood together–with no glue or sealant–in such a way as to make the joint watertight. Here master woodworker Frank Klausz reveals the trick taught to him by his grandfather, fabricating a helpful tool out of materials you probably have lying around:

It is indeed a clever technique, exploiting the behavior of both wood and water, and this is the first time I’ve seen it demonstrated.

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1 Comment

  1. Michael Schroeder

    Frank is awesome. Such a great presenter. Paul Sellars is my fave though…

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