how would one set a hardwood tip int o the balsa?Originally posted by North Star
My only reservation was the balsa nose cone. I glassed it with light cloth but the tip is prone to damage. If I did it again I would set a hardwood tip into the balsa.
It depends a bit on your workshop tools. The best way is to mount the nose cone in a pillar drill, truncate the cone (chop the tip off) and bore out the center to take a hard dowell of suitable diameter - 1/2inch or whatever. Glue it in place with dowell sticking out both ends and place then rear bit of dowell in the drill chuck to shape the tip to match the cone using sandpaper. It can be done with hand tools but you need a good eye and a steady hand.Originally posted by bachsta
how would one set a hardwood tip int o the balsa?