Urgh. That's unfortunate. I suppose we'd have to try it out - maybe we will. Thanks for the advice.northeasternscalelumber.com does not differentiate materials by density. You just get what you get. The density of bass is about 26 lb/cubic foot and consistent enough that I've never been concerned about it. If you want a lighter piece, you just go smaller. Good luck to all once the rules come out.
Aha, me too. C div? What school? I guess I'll see you at regionals either way.Thanks for the sites. I am the the Southeastern PA area.
i used lap joints...is an end joint with gussets any stronger?What kind of joints? Lap joints or end (butt) joints?
End joints are not very strong on their own. If you add gussets, they become much stronger. Lap joints are generally strong enough on their own.
Basswood won't tear as easily as it's a denser wood and has much denser grains. However, the joint may still fail - no joint is ever failproof. The wood may still tear, or the glue may tear from the wood, etc.
How did the joint fail? Did it shear, or rip apart?
blame my coaches. the alternative is not being on the team at all.Soobsession, definitely don't use straight butt joints, and gussets can help a lot. Though, I still think it's insane that you're not doing elevated bridges...
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