Do you know how to bend balsa wood without destroying it? Even the balsa wood is endowed with the flexibility, you need to be careful while you need to bend it or shape the wood in a certain shape. The balsa wood is the favourite material which could be used to make models. Compared with the metal, it is more flexible. But unlike the metal which could be bent or circled as the requirements, you would have to take a few steps to make the balsa wood more flexible before bending it.
There are several methods could be used. One of the popular methods is trying to changing the moisture contained in the balsa wood. Generally, the moisture is spread uniformly in the wood. But while you heat some parts of the balsa wood, the moisture would decrease. You could light a candle to heat the wood. Pay attention to the distance between the wood and the fire. The space should not be too close or you would burn the wood and it should not be too far or the heat would not influence the moisture. With the decreasing of the moisture, the balsa wood would bend itself to the suitable radian.
Another method to bend the balsa wood is soaking the wood into the certain chemical liquid. There are several types of chemical liquids you could search on the Internet. But I would not recommend you to choose this method. Although this method is much easier and it is not in need of so much attention as compared with the first method, the liquid may release some scents which will make you comfortable. Besides, the balsa wood may be too soft while being over soaked by the chemical liquid.
There is also other methods could be used to bend the balsa wood. For example, you could just bend the wood and when you feel that the wood will break, you could stop and try to bend again. This method is in need of none material or methods, besides, it could attain the greatest degree of the flexibility. But you need to pay much more time as compared with the last two methods.
Well, now you have learned how to bend balsa wood. Are you going to use the balsa wood to make some models you are interested? The balsa wood is born with the ability to be used to make models. On our websites, we almost provide all the steps to make different types of models. With the proper methods, I am sure you would create the perfect model soon by yourself.