The reason why this occurs in both cases is due to a difference in moisture content in the balsa wood cells. It takes a bit of trimming, and occasionally will develop a crack. Mar 12, 2017 25.
Remove the tape from the wood when it is dry. Depending on temperatures and humidity, this may take two to three days or more.
The reason why we choose to bend balsa around such curves is for a couple of reasons; Strength - Balsa is strongest when the grain runs the length of the wood. Share This Page Tweet.
There is also other methods could be used to bend the balsa wood. The strips are already "floppy" before the glue. Find More Posts by da Rock. I am sort of hippty-hop. Micromeister , Mar 12, 2017.
I think you're much more likely to succeed that way then trying to bend a single sheet into a loop. Do not attempt to glue the wood while it is wet. Tom, What are you doing that you need to bend the balsa?
Find More Posts by flypaper 2. It is these that ammonia works on. Mar 11, 2017 20. Find More Posts by Jim Thomerson. Cancel Changes. Once it is place you can ruberband it or tape it or glue it into place.
This uses the application of water lick or spit is best on the inside of the curve and then the application of heat and bending at the same time. Posting Quick Reply - Please Wait.
It has always seemed to me that the straight grain sheets work well and any other grain pattern that doesn't look straight and uniform really is going to wind up causing some kind of problem.
Ammonia can suffocate you.