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    MATERIALS - BALSA WOOD

    Balsa Wood

    note: this page is a place holder until a better tutorial is written

    How to work with Balsa Wood.

    Common Uses
    To cover large surface areas for light weight applications
    Wings of model aircraft, chassis plating

    Advantages
    Extremely light (often used for model aircraft)
    Extremely cheap and available at any craft store
    Floats

    Disadvantages
    Low strength, fragile

    How To Machine It
    Scissors
    Straight Edge
    Super Glue
    Sandpaper to clean edges



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