Basswood?

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by 4foruglenncoco, Dec 8, 2013.

  1. 4foruglenncoco

    4foruglenncoco Member

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    Is basswood strong enough for a ss
     

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  2. WildBill

    WildBill The Silly Song Guy

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    Being a cross section it would be good for accenting a fork- like for the palmswell and such. If you made forks out of that it would likely break.

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  3. 4foruglenncoco

    4foruglenncoco Member

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    It's about 2 in thick


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  4. WildBill

    WildBill The Silly Song Guy

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    Still, with the grain perpendicular to the forks they would most likely break off. You'll need a core to give it the needed strength.

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  5. 4foruglenncoco

    4foruglenncoco Member

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    Oh ok thank you


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  6. Obl1v1Aus

    Obl1v1Aus Meh!

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    A lot of budget guitars use Basswood for the bodies, I've built a few guitars with it and honestly WildBill's suggestion of using for accents is probably the best especially seeing as its a cross section.
    I wouldn't trust a SS made our of it even if the slab went with the grain. maybe if you could get it impregnated with resin it would be a viable choice of wood, but without that its pretty soft.
    with a bit of oil it would make a nice cutting board though!
     
  7. kohlqez

    kohlqez Accident-Prone

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    If you cut a fork out and glue it to some nice thick oak/plywood/multiplex or a metal core, you'll end up with a strong sling, I still wouldn't put more than target bands on it though
     
  8. 4foruglenncoco

    4foruglenncoco Member

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    Even with a multiplex core


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  9. ruthiexxxx

    ruthiexxxx ruthiexxxx

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    Basswood (Tilia Americana) is, as I recall, a little softer than Limewood (Tilia Vulgaris). I wouldn't use either unless there was a metal core on any serious shooter ! Especially a cross section !!!
     
  10. dolomite

    dolomite Banned

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    With a metal core it'll be nearly impervious to breakage.
     
  11. Tubes

    Tubes weird kid in the corner

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    I have a long history with steel pins....you see where this is going.