Yeah, I'm "that guy"

To pine or to oak

In my past I've done a bit of "sawdust creation". I know a bi about wood, the properties of wood, which woods are nicer to work with, and when to consider a change. The Globe 580 specific clear pine for the frame. This pine is encapsulated in epoxy which secures the wood from water. This is a valid way to build the frames. 

There are other woods that are NOT susceptible to water (rot, absorption, etc). You see these woods in barrels and traditional ship building (clinker, plank, strip). the most common of these woods are teak, cedar, mahogany and ... my favorite ... white oak.

18 May 2020 update

Let's be honest, this whole covid thing sucks. Not so much because of the changes to our day to day but the changes that have resulted form the economic impact. With major potions of the world suddenly unable to work, EVERYONE is impacted. 

Lil Bit More

I rely on the the Mrs for a lot of input. With Lil Bit she provided the occasional review ("no one else will see that wobble, but they might notice all that blood... where did you cut yourself?" and "if you don't paint it yellow, don't come back inside" and "you've been out here all day, have a beer, a sandwich, and tell me what's bothering you"). So when we started talking about building a Mini 580 she provided a bit of key input very early. "This doesn't seem much bigger than Lil Bit... call it Lil Bit More".