Boomilever B/C

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Re: Boomilever B/C

Postby Balsa Man » March 18th, 2013, 6:46 am

As I said above, "you can use really low density...."
You'll have to try/see where that gets you.
A pair of bass 3/32nds, at 1.5gr/24" should be about 2gr.
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Re: Boomilever B/C

Postby Unbihexium » March 18th, 2013, 2:45 pm

As I said above, "you can use really low density...."
You'll have to try/see where that gets you.
A pair of bass 3/32nds, at 1.5gr/24" should be about 2gr.
definitely gotta try that...
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Re: Boomilever B/C

Postby juicemanman » March 25th, 2013, 3:51 pm

I think this may have been discussed before, but does anyone have a good design for the base connection? My boom can hold about 10 kg, but it keep falling off at the base. The entire rest of the boomilever (tension members, compression members, trusses) stays perfectly intact. My current design is just to glue the base on, then add a couple of pieces to hold it place. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks in advance!
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Re: Boomilever B/C

Postby ckssv07 » March 25th, 2013, 4:26 pm

I trust that you mean 10kg not 10 grams.
I would help if we knew how you build the base itself.

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Re: Boomilever B/C

Postby juicemanman » March 25th, 2013, 4:55 pm

So basically, I make a rectangular base, and then I just glue it onto the tension members. Then, I cut out thin rectangular pieces that are the width of the tension member (made out of the same material of the base) and I cut them so that they fit like a puzzle next to the rectangular part of the base, so that the entire thing is like a rectangle. When it breaks, the thin rectangular pieces fall off.
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Re: Boomilever B/C

Postby Unbihexium » March 25th, 2013, 5:11 pm

So basically, I make a rectangular base, and then I just glue it onto the tension members. Then, I cut out thin rectangular pieces that are the width of the tension member (made out of the same material of the base) and I cut them so that they fit like a puzzle next to the rectangular part of the base, so that the entire thing is like a rectangle. When it breaks, the thin rectangular pieces fall off.
You might want to drill a hole in the wood first
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Re: Boomilever B/C

Postby juicemanman » March 25th, 2013, 5:46 pm

Yeah, I have a hole in it. Of course I have a hole in it. But that's not where the problem is. The problem is in the connection between the tension members and the base.
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Re: Boomilever B/C

Postby iwonder » March 25th, 2013, 5:48 pm

Were saying you should make a hole for each tension member as well. Have you read Aia's boom guide? It has descriptions with pictures of how to build a good base.
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Re: Boomilever B/C

Postby Unbihexium » March 25th, 2013, 5:49 pm

Yeah, I have a hole in it. Of course I have a hole in it. But that's not where the problem is. The problem is in the connection between the tension members and the base.
Well really if you make a snug fit, and lie the edges of the tension up with the washer, and glue generously with ca it really won't break.. And yeah the tensions must be drilled into the base not just glued on
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Re: Boomilever B/C

Postby juicemanman » March 25th, 2013, 5:50 pm

Yeah, I have a hole in it. Of course I have a hole in it. But that's not where the problem is. The problem is in the connection between the tension members and the base.
Well really if you make a snug fit, and lie the edges of the tension up with the washer, and glue generously with ca it really won't break..
But I do do that, and it still breaks at about 10 kg.
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Re: Boomilever B/C

Postby Unbihexium » March 25th, 2013, 5:52 pm

Yeah, I have a hole in it. Of course I have a hole in it. But that's not where the problem is. The problem is in the connection between the tension members and the base.
Well really if you make a snug fit, and lie the edges of the tension up with the washer, and glue generously with ca it really won't break..
But I do do that, and it still breaks at about 10 kg.
No, are your tensions inside the base or just on top?
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Re: Boomilever B/C

Postby juicemanman » March 25th, 2013, 6:00 pm

Inside.
Were saying you should make a hole for each tension member as well. Have you read Aia's boom guide? It has descriptions with pictures of how to build a good base.
I read it, but I'm terrible with a drill. I've tried it, but I ended up breaking up the whole base. One hole is so much easier.
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Re: Boomilever B/C

Postby Unbihexium » March 25th, 2013, 6:11 pm

Inside.
Were saying you should make a hole for each tension member as well. Have you read Aia's boom guide? It has descriptions with pictures of how to build a good base.
I read it, but I'm terrible with a drill. I've tried it, but I ended up breaking up the whole base. One hole is so much easier.
Easier but it won't work.. You asked for help so that's what we told you.. If you don't want it to split,use a thin bit and then a larger one
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Re: Boomilever B/C

Postby sjwon3789 » March 25th, 2013, 6:18 pm

You really don't need to drill the two holes for the 2 tension members. You can just carve those out with an acto knife. You can drill the center hole though, obviously... xPPP.
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Re: Boomilever B/C

Postby juicemanman » March 25th, 2013, 6:51 pm

Inside.
Were saying you should make a hole for each tension member as well. Have you read Aia's boom guide? It has descriptions with pictures of how to build a good base.
I read it, but I'm terrible with a drill. I've tried it, but I ended up breaking up the whole base. One hole is so much easier.
Easier but it won't work.. You asked for help so that's what we told you.. If you don't want it to split,use a thin bit and then a larger one
Thanks, I'll try it, maybe get someone else to help drill it.
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