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Effect of wood on weight?

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by 635 G, Jul 29, 2008.

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  1. 635 G

    635 G Well-Known Member

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    How much of a difference would the type of wood used to make a trap gun have on its total weight? Yeah, I know the lightest is balsa.

    Lou
     
  2. BrowningGal

    BrowningGal TS Member

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    Different species will weigh differently, as well. Hard woods are heavier than soft woods (though why anyone would do a stock out of soft wood, I have no idea). As the density and oil content of the wood rises, the heavier the wood. For example, take similar size pieces of desert ironwood (very dense), cocobolo (high oil content), and walnut. The ironwood and cocobolo are going to be heavier than the walnut.

    Ahhh, the thought of it. I think I'll kick off early and head out to the wood shop. This conversation is getting my creative juices going. I must go create some sawdust!
     
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