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Tips for my tower

Posted: January 23rd, 2011, 6:04 pm
by AndyJuCMS
What are some tips for my tower?

Re: Tips for my tower

Posted: January 23rd, 2011, 6:26 pm
by robotman
Well there is already a thread about tower tips HERE
And there is no way easily help without a picture and basic testing stuff like amount held and tower weight

Re: Tips for my tower

Posted: January 26th, 2011, 7:12 am
by Bubba1960
Well for starts build it out of balsa, bass, or a combo of both.

Re: Tips for my tower

Posted: February 2nd, 2011, 7:33 am
by AndyJuCMS
what is bass?

Re: Tips for my tower

Posted: February 2nd, 2011, 9:55 am
by deezee
basswood is a type of wood thats a lot stronger and heavier then balsa

Re: Tips for my tower

Posted: February 2nd, 2011, 9:56 am
by deezee
I seriously would not use Basswood. When I built my tower out of it, it supported 40 kg and still did not break. it filled up the whole bucket...

Re: Tips for my tower

Posted: February 25th, 2011, 8:28 pm
by AndyJuCMS
thx i am using balsa wood

Re: Tips for my tower

Posted: February 26th, 2011, 6:28 pm
by kittykat
I used circles on mine it held the whole bucket. ;)

Re: Tips for my tower

Posted: February 27th, 2011, 11:34 pm
by 12thomasal
kittykat wrote:I used circles on mine it held the whole bucket. ;)
This one group at my regionals looked like they took a 5X5X50 plank of wood, drilled a hole down the middle, then gorilla glued it to a 2 by four the stretched across the gap, they needed 2 middle schoolers to cary it in, it weighed so much. It held all the weight too. (It ened up in 7th place as 1 of 7 of 20 that were tier 1 though. tisk tisk division B)

give us a mass on the tower to look at

Re: Tips for my tower

Posted: March 10th, 2011, 6:55 pm
by MarineBiologist
what kind of glue do you use? :?: :?: