Wooden boss thickness

Wooden boss thickness

Postby Dan DSilva on April 20th, 2017, 8:31 pm

Hello everyone.

I'm working on a small La Tene-style shield which will have no metal over the boss. I'm wondering how thick the walls of the boss should be at their thinnest points so that the boss is decently strong without being too heavy.

The wood I bought is 3x6 inches (76x152mm) and is some kind of ash, probably white ash. It's long enough to make a long-spined boss if I so desire.
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