toughened balsa

Posted by Mark Roberts on Nov 17, 2005

Hi, Im a newbie here so be kind please... I want to make balsa tough, but still retain its lightness. I have been advised that balsa is a superiour in many ways to comparable foams such as Divinycell, when used as a core material. Rather than use it as an end grain laminate spacer, I would like to use strips of it to a retain the natural spring of the wood. Epoxy is the natural resin choice here, but is there a balsa treatment I can use to help both epoxy and balsa to work better together, the reason I ask is that I heard there is one, but getting info seams difficult:)