balsa wood


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Noun1.balsa wood - strong lightweight wood of the balsa tree used especially for floatsbalsa wood - strong lightweight wood of the balsa tree used especially for floats
Ochroma lagopus, balsa - forest tree of lowland Central America having a strong very light wood; used for making floats and rafts and in crafts
wood - the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
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The blades, each weighing around 10,000kg, contain multiple materials, resin, balsa wood, aluminium, non-recyclable fibreglass, hot ovens for curing, bolts, etc, varnish, toxic plastics, lubricating oil etc - all drilled, mined, processed and transported thousands of miles using fossil fuels, then dumped on our fragile upland ecosystems by smokebelching lorries.
| 1947: The Kon Tiki expedition set out with Thor Heyerdahl, aiming to prove that ancient cults could have sailed on a balsa wood raft from Peru to Polynesia.
The scenes have been created with needle-felted wool, balsa wood, and fabric.
His posthumous collection will feature balsa wood designs made from old model ships he made.
"After balsa wood from Ecuador is brought to the factory in Serbia, it's cut to specified lengths and widths," Hultstrand says.
1947: The Kon Tiki expedition set out with Thor Heyerdahl, aiming to prove that ancient peoples could have sailed on a balsa wood raft from Peru to Polynesia.
Dubai: A team of six students from Our Own High School are all set to present their miniature air powered balsa wood Formula One cars next week at Yas Marina circuit with high hopes of bagging the first place to represent UAE in the world finals of Formula One in Schools Challenge.
3A Composites adds that it is the world's largest producer of balsa wood, and owns and cultivates thousands of acres of FSC-certified balsa plantations in Ecuador.
"Sunday we give out balsa wood and rubber band planes to kids and do contests for them; that's very popular," Prax says.
I remember when we had to make fine cuts in balsa wood and kitchen cutlery would not do, we fashioned scalpels by breaking double-edge razor blades and inserting half into old pencils.