Mon, Feb 26, 2007, 12:06pm (EST-1) ignoramus1280@NOSPAM.1280.invalid
(Ignoramus1280) doth sayeth:
Yep. I did add such weight, actually, I had some brass bars left off
from some disassembled equipment. Otherwise it would definitely not
float upright due to masts, etc.
I'm thinking that no matter what finish y ou use, if it's played
with in the bath, the balsa is gonna dent. And when it dents, I figure
the finish will crack. Which will let waer in. And the balsa will
I'd think reserve the balsa model for display only, and for bath
use make one out of pine, poplar, or whatever inexpensive wood. You'd
have to treat it pretty rough then to dent, and even if it did, it
wouldn't absorb water like balsa would. But, you can always make
another with your son later. You do have a son, right? It's not you
that wants a bath toy?
When in doubt, go to sleep.
- Mully Small