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woodturning a throttle

#1 Unread post by Damian999 » Wed Mar 17, 2021 1:10 pm

I was working on creating a wooden throttle for my bike. I am gonna make it with plywood but was wondering that would it be resistant to water. I am turning it with a full size wood lathe & tyen preserving it with an oil based preservative. What do y'all think?
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Re: woodturning a throttle

#2 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Thu Mar 18, 2021 9:07 am

Damian999 wrote:
Wed Mar 17, 2021 1:10 pm
I was working on creating a wooden throttle for my bike. I am gonna make it with plywood but was wondering that would it be resistant to water. I am turning it with a full size wood lathe & tyen preserving it with an oil based preservative. What do y'all think?
That's a really good question. You will want a something in the hardwood family that is still flexible. I would suggest White Ash or Yew if you can get it. Both are used to make recurve bows so might just fit the bill. And I would shellac it rather than stain it myself.

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