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LeeR 08-22-2019 01:25 PM

Originally Posted by sandman
I use a lot of basswood for nose cones, tail cones and transitions but oddly enough almost exclusively for high power like 3, 4 and up to 6 but they get pretty heavy.

For smaller Low power stuff I get an occasional request but mostly for balsa in the low and mid power sizes

I bought a bunch of the Booster-55 booster/fin units when Hobby Lobby clearanced them for 99 cents. Makes for a cheap rocket with addition of a BT-55 body tube and nose cone. I turned a couple nose cones from basswood when I ran out of balsa. Those things are heavy! But, I love turning basswood. Minimal sanding was required. Balsa turning is more like controlled tearing at times.

teflonrocketry1 08-22-2019 08:20 PM

Paulownia wood is better than Basswood or Balsa visit:

Looks like it is now price competitive $7.99 for a 2 x2 x 12" at Woodcraft block visit:

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