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by bombsci
January 30th, 2018, 5:03 pm
Forum: Towers B/C
Topic: Cross Section vs Buckling Strength (?)
Replies: 10
Views: 1227

Re: Cross Section vs Buckling Strength (?)

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by bombsci
January 30th, 2018, 10:08 am
Forum: Towers B/C
Topic: Towers B/C
Replies: 524
Views: 74714

Re: Towers B/C

Any comments on using 3/32 x 3/32 sticks for braces in the base?
by bombsci
January 25th, 2018, 1:40 pm
Forum: Towers B/C
Topic: Towers B/C
Replies: 524
Views: 74714

Re: Towers B/C

First modification is definitely for those X bracings in the bottom; they should definitely get thinner (1/16 X 1/32) would work for that. Also, denser wood does not mean your chimney will do as well. Based on the formulas (if you read through the forums), adding more intervals will actually help i...
by bombsci
January 23rd, 2018, 8:12 pm
Forum: Towers B/C
Topic: Towers B/C
Replies: 524
Views: 74714

Re: Towers B/C

Hello, Looking for some specific input on how to improve our tower. We recently had invitationals. Attached is an image of the tower before testing. It weighed 13.43 g and held only 4.1 kg but got the bonus. We used a plexiglass jig (based on suggestions in the forum) so it didn't break at the conn...
by bombsci
January 21st, 2018, 1:56 pm
Forum: Towers B/C
Topic: Towers B/C
Replies: 524
Views: 74714

Re: Towers B/C

Hello, Looking for some specific input on how to improve our tower. We recently had invitationals. Attached is an image of the tower before testing. It weighed 13.43 g and held only 4.1 kg but got the bonus. We used a plexiglass jig (based on suggestions in the forum) so it didn't break at the conne...
by bombsci
December 10th, 2017, 4:09 pm
Forum: Towers B/C
Topic: Towers B/C
Replies: 524
Views: 74714

Re: Towers B/C

For the bottom trapezoidal part of the tower, would using only X-braces be better? And what size wood is better for that part of the bracing?

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