Balsa Strengthening

This discussion area is for basic structure building concepts. Not intended for advanced concepts.
*Good Example: Balsa can bend with the addition of boiling water.
*Good Example: Triangle is the strongest shape for most applications of bracing.
*Bad Example: Balsa can hold X pounds under these conditions.
*Bad Example: Use this shape for this application.
Basically I want you to think a design through with the basics instead of someone else thinking through your design for you.
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Balsa Strengthening

Post by Scrkpr »

Do y'all think that putting glue or epoxy on some balsa, then putting it in a pressure vessel will make balsa stronger? I think if I did it with CA glue it would become a brittle rock. However, if I used a more flexible wood glue or epoxy it might add strength without becoming brittle. Of course, the trade-off is the added weight.

I'm just playing with some ideas and looking for your thoughts on this.
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