Well, now the young is the generation which is full of imagination and they always want to make items by themself rather than buying the already made ones displayed in the stores. For the hobby model makers, they must be familiar with the balsa wood. Many hobby makers would argue about the most suitable materials to make models. But when it comes to making the boat model, there is no need to argue. Why? The hobby makers need higher skill to make the metal boat float on the water while they don't need to consider about the floating while making balsa boat. So how could they make the balsa boat?
They need to prepare enough tools and materials first. The sharp knife and steel ruler are essential. In fact, thebalsa wood is so strong that it could be used to make the real boat. Believe it or not, the balsa wood was even be used to make real plane during World War II. But since most of the hobby makers are not knowledgeable about the requirements to produce the real boat, in order to insure the the security, they should not build the real boats at the start.
Generally, if they want to make the simple balsa boats, they could choose to use the balsa wood rather than the balsa sheet. They just need to carve the wood in the desired shape and dig a hole in the center of the wood. In addition, they don't need to worry about the assembly and they even don't need to use the glue.
While they want to make the boat with complicated structures, they should better choose to use the balsa sheet. They need to draw their design on paper and carve the sheets in the shapes complied with the design. And the assembly process is a little difficult since they need to consider about the water resistance. Even they are building the model boat, they should follow a certain standard to form a perfect project.