Basswood Tension Cords

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Basswood Tension Cords

Post by OpticsNerd » March 17th, 2019, 4:43 pm

To those who are using basswood tension cords, what cross-section size are you using and how successful have you been with them? I'm currently using 1/32 x 1/8 but I'm not sure if I need a slightly larger cross-section size.

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Re: Basswood Tension Cords

Post by jinhusong » March 18th, 2019, 9:13 am

1/16 square never fail.

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Re: Basswood Tension Cords

Post by OpticsNerd » March 18th, 2019, 9:26 am

jinhusong wrote:1/16 square never fail.
Even at full load?

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Re: Basswood Tension Cords

Post by AlexDeKuang » March 18th, 2019, 11:16 am

:D
OpticsNerd wrote:
jinhusong wrote:1/16 square never fail.
Even at full load?
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Re: Basswood Tension Cords

Post by OpticsNerd » March 18th, 2019, 11:23 am

I'm using 1/8 x 1/32 right now which should be just as strong but one time they broke at just 10 kg.

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Re: Basswood Tension Cords

Post by Chvan » March 22nd, 2019, 10:32 am

I recommend using 1/16 x 3/32 basswood. Just make sure that you laminate balsa to the end for more gluing surface area on the compression piece.

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Re: Basswood Tension Cords

Post by wzhang5460 » March 22nd, 2019, 10:33 am

Basswood tension is overrated IMO
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