Cool. The way Aia's using them, they act as wedgesYES. Thank you, that completely answers the question. I wasn't sure if the triangles were there as wedges, or for correction
Recommendation- a piece of balsa 1" x 1"; most places you can get in 12 or 24" long- you want the very lightest of what they have Cut 1/2" off one end- with a saw, so the sides (where you cut, and the original end are nice and parallel). That gives you a nice end-grain block, 1 x 1 x 1/2 thick. Bolt hole goes in the 1 x 1 face(s). Now for "skin" layers, what you really want is 1/64th inch sheet- high density balsa (like 10 or 11 grams for a 3" x 36" sheet. Unlikely your hobby store will have. An alternative - Ace Hardware usually has- 1/64th birch plywood. Because its manufactured, your balsa needs to be just a bit less than 1/2" thick.One more thing: What wood sheets should I buy for the base? I'm going to get them right now so I need them quick
Two or three- haven't deconstructed a piece to tell. A little heavier than 1/64th hi density balsa, but not a lot, but more easily obtained (Hobbytown and Ace Hardware- at least around here)You've mentioned this birch plywood a few times... I haven't seen any, but does it really have two plys to it? That's pretty scary stuff...
Cool, looking forward to hearing how it does.Whew, Finished the whole boomilever. I just finished making the base. Looks pretty good!
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