" two seperate peices glued together".. try drilling the screw hole off center and do the test.
I don't think they are actually glued together either, it just gives it an appearance of two halves melded together. I thought about the off centre trial but I believe its due how easy the would dents, a bit of an angle on the initial hole opens it up and causes it to blow out.... Actually I'm going to go test this theory.
Instead of going to all that trouble why not just use the solid PVC?
This is solid PVC, as for the other harder deck board stuff it was not white didn't come in the perfect width, it was massive 12' lengths, and I'd need a planer to get it smooth/down to size or I could belt sand it smooth or maybe just epoxy it smooth... I do need a planer that way I could go with larger stalk and really that giant board isn't that expensive as it would last a a decent length of time
So what kind of baits for Musky or Pike are you going to make with this pvc board anyway jerk baits or divers?
I was mostly going to make gliders, and a few divers. Right now all of the blanks I cut are gliders. Im going to pick up some wood that is more dense than oak at a local store, the exotic woulds peaked my interest yesterday when I stopped by. Purpleheart and hickory are both harder than oak and their prices were on par.
What brand and for what usage is the PVC you are getting? My PVC doesn't look as rough as the PVC in your picture.
Sorry don't know, it was from Home Depot. The window guy was busy and the lumber guy wasn't sure because he didn't look after the trim boards.
I've pulled on them pretty hard and none of them have failed yet.
The part that scared me was that it passed a straight hanging test easily. The holes in the picure are both holes that easily held 50lbs for 24hrs, but both of them failed after I picked the same 50lbs up from the ground about a dozen times. Ripped the screws out like nothing.