Boomilever B/C

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Re: Boomilever B/C

Postby DarthBuilder » May 18th, 2019, 1:46 pm

So on my booms I usually mark where bracings should go, write down the weights on the wood, and sometimes words on them. Just to verify, but am I allowed to do this?
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Re: Boomilever B/C

Postby RobertYL » May 18th, 2019, 7:34 pm

So on my booms I usually mark where bracings should go, write down the weights on the wood, and sometimes words on them. Just to verify, but am I allowed to do this?
Yeah, that's perfectly fine. It's not like pen ink/pencil lead adds any structural strength, and even if it did, it's minimal at best.

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Re: Boomilever B/C

Postby Lilliankg16NHHS » August 26th, 2019, 8:37 am

Does anyone know if its better to use Normal Gorilla glue or Wood Gorilla glue when building? I'm trying to get a shopping list together for this season =D
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Re: Boomilever B/C

Postby knightmoves » August 26th, 2019, 9:28 am

Does anyone know if its better to use Normal Gorilla glue or Wood Gorilla glue when building? I'm trying to get a shopping list together for this season =D
Do the test. glue up some representative joints with each of your candidate glues, hang a bucket from each, and add sand until failure.

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Re: Boomilever B/C

Postby donutsandcupcakes » August 26th, 2019, 6:17 pm

Does anyone know if its better to use Normal Gorilla glue or Wood Gorilla glue when building? I'm trying to get a shopping list together for this season =D
I once asked somebody this question and they said to use normal gorilla glue but try them and see what you need it for, then decide which one you want.... i hope thats helpful..

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Re: Boomilever B/C

Postby donutsandcupcakes » August 26th, 2019, 6:20 pm

Does anyone know if its better to use Normal Gorilla glue or Wood Gorilla glue when building? I'm trying to get a shopping list together for this season =D
ok so yeah this is what the person said:

"Original Gorilla Glue (light brown, foam up)
Clear Gorilla Glue (no foam) (we use this)

Not wood glue, not super glue"
this is what i go by soo yeah it depends on where and how you wanna use it... i hope i helped...

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Re: Boomilever B/C

Postby sciolyperson1 » August 26th, 2019, 10:07 pm

Does anyone know if its better to use Normal Gorilla glue or Wood Gorilla glue when building? I'm trying to get a shopping list together for this season =D
I personally don't use gorrila glue for my builds, but when I taught towers/bridges at camp, we bought it bc it's cheaper and the bottles don't screw up as easily.
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Re: Boomilever B/C

Postby FermiGod » August 27th, 2019, 6:29 am

I use mod podge

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Re: Boomilever B/C

Postby dholdgreve » August 28th, 2019, 11:07 am

I'd suggest you match the glue with the specific joint use... We use both Gorilla Glue (the Polyurethane type that foams) as well as the medium viscosity Jet Super Glue (cyanoacrylate). Using a foaming glue may not be a good choice for applying gussets, as it will just push the gusset away as it foams up, but there are other places within the boom where this is actually an advantage of the glue. The cyanoacrylate glue will become brittle as it ages. We keep track of the build date, and do not use them in competition after 60 days.
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Re: Boomilever B/C

Postby JonB » August 28th, 2019, 12:54 pm

I'd suggest you match the glue with the specific joint use... We use both Gorilla Glue (the Polyurethane type that foams) as well as the medium viscosity Jet Super Glue (cyanoacrylate). Using a foaming glue may not be a good choice for applying gussets, as it will just push the gusset away as it foams up, but there are other places within the boom where this is actually an advantage of the glue. The cyanoacrylate glue will become brittle as it ages. We keep track of the build date, and do not use them in competition after 60 days.

I tend to agree. I think many glues can actually work well for boomi. We have always stuck (pun intended) with CA and have had really good success even at the highest levels of competition. Focus on design and precision of the build then worry about the weight of the glue (assuming that the glue is holding the weight it needs to).


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