posted on Apr, 21 2018 @ 10:35 AM
a reply to: verschickter
There are varieties of wood which actually do have the required properties in all of those categories to be workable.
As pistons especially without metal caps they definitely have a short lifespan, but they can and will work for a time.
Sorta like engineered obsolescence on steroids.
Edit to add: For me this is especially interesting because of my experiments with the Lloyd Tanner friction boiler. I'll be going through the links to
see if I can pick up interesting or useful information that will help me in my pursuit of that project.
It's already got the wheels turning in my head on a few things though.
edit on 21-4-2018 by roguetechie because: (no reason given)