Friday, April 17, 2015

Still Railing.

This is the second board I've done with balsa 1/4" rail strips.  It's a bit time consuming gluing them on individually.

It works out easier after the first one is on.

There will be 4 strips per side.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Balsa fish update.

This project is going along as planned.  My goal is to simplify the building process.  I'm happy with the weight and strength of the board.  I also did some research about balsa.  It's a very common plant and a viable renewable resource.

I used 5" wide shrink wrap to install the first rail strip.

It helps to spray the rail strip with some window cleaner that contains ammonia.  That makes the balsa bend a little.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Covered in Balsa.

The deck and bottom panels are glued.  Next, I will start sanding and shaping.