I mean Balsa Foam
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Posted 04 March 2009 - 10:02 AM
What I really would like to know is if anyone has worked with balsa foam in making crank baits?
Posted 07 March 2009 - 09:16 AM
Yes that is the stuff but here is a better website that has more of an explanation The Compleat Sculptor - Balsa-Foam, BalsaFoam, Balsa Foam
Posted 07 March 2009 - 10:29 AM
Way too expensive for making bodies. But would be perfect for making masters for RTV molds.
The fact that it will take an indentation without springing back (no memory), makes 3D scales very easy to produce, by making a scale tool to push into the material, rather than having to carve each scale.
Posted 07 March 2009 - 10:32 AM
i wonder about the holding ability as for screw eyes and hook hangers. also, pretty spendy @ $18-$20 / bf.
Posted 07 March 2009 - 02:58 PM
I did find a little more reasonable balsa foam but I'd like to make my prototypes out of it. Not only crank baits but soft baits as well.