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Old 01-01-2004, 07:57 PM
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Default fiberglass or balsa?

Which is better as in stronger and more practical?
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Default RE: fiberglass or balsa?

Depends on the use and thickness of the product.

Balsa is easy to carve and sand, and is relatively strong for it's weight. Obviously, thicker pieces are stronger than thinner. Weight builds up quickly, though.

Fiberglass, depending on thickness, is strong and lightweight. Usually you need something to form it around. Tis can be a mold, or thinner sections of wood, such as balsa. Fiberglass costs more in the long run than balsa, and requires additional materials for laminating and clean up. It's also waterproof when properly laid up.

Again, it all depends on the use and application
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Default RE: fiberglass or balsa?

fiber is more difficult to repair.

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