Thread: 10" F4 build
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Old 08-01-2013, 12:31 PM
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Originally Posted by alistairsam View Post
Hi Rolf,

That is very light. What about using pine instead of ply? once they're varnished, they shouldn't warp. they're softer, but lighter.
Hi Alistair, I found that the pine ply I used for the old 10" was a tad too soft for my taste and also the finish of the beech ply is much finer.
With all the various bits and pieces that end up being attached to the ply rings I preferred using beech this time. The beech rings also appear very stiff compared with the pine.
I think the weight difference all up is about 200 grams, so I'll live with that.
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