Costarica wrote:SLM wrote:
What is the thing in the middle made of? THANK YOU!
We used plywood for the base and balsa for the vertical part, both pieces bought from an arts and crafts store.
iYOA wrote:is there anywhere you can get them to cut the pieces a specific dimensions?
iYOA wrote:we tried home depot but dont really custom cut that much. like it can only be a straight cut(not angled) and they dont cut along the length
mrsteven wrote:I have a question, in terms of best to hold weight/ what you guys do, where do you position the cross braces on your tower? Ei like inside the main structure, outside, in the center? And where do you put the ones that cross them?
Soo after ranting I guess my question is if you put on set of braces in between the main supports and the ones that cross those outside/inside / whatever . . .
mrsteven wrote:As I am new to the towers designing, what do you mean by "butt joint against sides of leg"? And Lap joint?
You say ladder bracing- meaning the braces are parallel with the ground? I see most towers with X's for the bracing. So am I misinterpreting something O.o
LKN wrote:Balsa Man
How did you get ahold of 1/64 x 1/16 inch balsa? Specialized Balsa doesn't offer those strips, but they do have 1/64 inch sheets. Did you buy 1/64 inch sheets and cut them? On that note, what is the most precise way to cut thin balsa sheets? I usually use a ruler and a razor blade, but I never seem to be exact as I want to be and end up abandoning the idea to use hand-cut balsa strips for my X-bracing for a chimney. Because of this I have been using 1/16 the lowest square balsa (much cheaper than online, but takes time to individually weigh each stick) at my local hobby store.
silverheart7 wrote:Do you think a tower is better with a longer chimmney or a shorter one?
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