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Onthewater860
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Balsa or honeycomb?

Postby Onthewater860 » Thu Dec 15, 2016 2:55 am

Has any one used balsa or honeycomb in cores (surf or tt) with any luck? Maybe a thin honeycomb? 1/4 or 3/8?

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Re: Balsa or honeycomb?

Postby Onthewater860 » Thu Dec 15, 2016 4:46 pm

Bump

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Re: Balsa or honeycomb?

Postby TomW » Sat Dec 17, 2016 10:58 pm

I've made tt out of veneers. Balsa is going to be easier than honeycomb, bonding skins to honeycomb is tricky, and doesn't have any inherent flex or strength, you have to engineer the lamination to do it all.

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Re: Balsa or honeycomb?

Postby Brucecreations » Sun Dec 18, 2016 12:12 am

Some years ago I tried somethyng similar to honeycomb.
The result was a light and very pleasant board

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Now I'm working on a new model :thumb:

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Re: Balsa or honeycomb?

Postby foilholio » Sun Dec 18, 2016 1:07 am

That is SICK!

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Re: Balsa or honeycomb?

Postby Peert » Sun Dec 18, 2016 1:26 am

Amazing piece of work :thumb:

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Re: Balsa or honeycomb?

Postby rtz » Sun Dec 18, 2016 1:48 am

Awesome board.

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Re: Balsa or honeycomb?

Postby Brucecreations » Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:24 am

In the new one also the fins have an "honey like" core :D

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Re: Balsa or honeycomb?

Postby BWD » Sun Dec 18, 2016 4:19 pm

Beautiful!
What is filling the voids in tips and fins? Epoxy? A polyurethane?

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Re: Balsa or honeycomb?

Postby Brucecreations » Sun Dec 18, 2016 6:32 pm

Thanks,
at the tips I put balsa sheets, in the fins epoxy resin with glass bubbles


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