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Blog entry by Kjuly posted 09-20-2009 05:22 PM 1298 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Balsa wood the softest wood.
Remember those Balsa wood airplanes that had a rubber band driven propeller? We used to buy them for a quarter when I was a kid.
Did you know that Balsa wood was used for the floor pan on a sports car?
To see which car go to www.TheBenchDawg.com.
What toys did you have that were made of Balsa wood?

Keith

-- Keith, Charlotte, MI www.julyswoodworks.com



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Joe Watson

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#1 posted 09-20-2009 07:49 PM

my wife as part of an industrial arts class in junior high school had a balsa block she was supposed to carve into a car which she designed, of course she failed the assignment because she didnt do it but the kit was in our house when we got married so i did it for her. she had held onto it for all those years. I build model airplanes as well as fly them now. I always have a stock of balsa. It is really a neat wood.

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#2 posted 09-20-2009 11:03 PM

Very informative.

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Kjuly

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#3 posted 09-21-2009 04:35 PM

I did not know that it was used in boats. The more I look into Balsa wood, I am learning how versatile the wood is.

-- Keith, Charlotte, MI www.julyswoodworks.com

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#4 posted 10-10-2009 10:54 PM

Another interesting note, Balsa is becoming the rage (again) for surfers of really big waves, i.e. 30 feet and above.

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#5 posted 10-11-2009 05:47 AM

Did you know Balsa is technically a hardwood?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ochroma_pyramidale

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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