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    Would it work OK if you bolted the ends of the diagonal, putting it in tension? Carl.

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    Of course. I was taught to always put members in tension, because if they are in compression they can deform perpendicular to the force applied and bend out of shape.
    Compression works fine as long as the member itself has enough rigidity to withstand any side loads that are imposed. Wood would definitely warp and cause issues under compression unless massively oversized. This adds weight and expense.
    Think about if you were using twisted wire as the diagonal brace, you would want it in tension as it is useless in compression.
    Because the tension member was not properly anchored in this video, it is miss-leading.

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    When in doubt just add make it an X then you are covered either way.LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by piper184 View Post
    Of course. I was taught to always put members in tension, because if they are in compression they can deform perpendicular to the force applied and bend out of shape.
    Compression works fine as long as the member itself has enough rigidity to withstand any side loads that are imposed. Wood would definitely warp and cause issues under compression unless massively oversized. This adds weight and expense.
    Think about if you were using twisted wire as the diagonal brace, you would want it in tension as it is useless in compression.
    Because the tension member was not properly anchored in this video, it is miss-leading.
    You are correct. A turnbuckle and rod would only work one way but a properly attached wood member would work in the same orientation as the rod or opposite.
    Who is this miss-leading. Is she pretty?
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    miss-leading is the sneaky sister of miss-guided and miss-spelled!

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    Yes, but question was, is she pretty. Inquiring minds want to know
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    That depends on if it is closing time or the morning after.....
    Eye of the beholder and all that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by piper184 View Post
    That depends on if it is closing time or the morning after.....
    Eye of the beholder and all that.
    So you are saying that the more adult beverages consumed the better looking they get. My problem there would be I would wind up with miss-stake instead
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank S View Post
    So you are saying that the more adult beverages consumed the better looking they get. My problem there would be I would wind up with miss-stake instead
    The girls all get prettier at closing time.
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