is our method for strength testing. Notice the strength meter.
1" 3 layers: 570#'s
1 1/4" Solid: 585#'s
1 1/8" Solid:
1 1/8" 2 layers:
1 1/16" octagon: 2 layers 591#'s (shown)
Laminated vs. Solid: The advantage of the laminated staves is that I am able to pick better stock of white hickory
with few defects. From there, when the wood is dried, the thinner stock
is easier to dry. It does not damage the wood cell as much. The thicker
solid wood requires greater time and heat to dry it out. So it has
more potential to damage the wood cells. In addition the laminated wood
cross grains the wood and the glue area. The helps reduce the chance of
warping and reduces the chance of a break along the grain.
Custom Lengths: To request a custom
length, place an order for the next size up and in the order entry comment section tell us what length you would like that
staff to be cut down to. Please allow 1/4 tolerance. A
once per order $2.50 cut fee will be manually added to your invoice.
Engraving: We can do it. Usually about $4 each. Email me firstname.lastname@example.org