How can I make cheap honeycomb core boat hulls Answered
I saw a 'How It's Made' episode where they revealed how to make honeycomb core simply by making a paper accordion, expanding it, dipping it in resin then sawing it into cores. I WANT TO DO THAT!
They said they used a thermoplastic paper as well as a heat-activated glue. But why couldn't I use a cheaper more readily available material?
Does the resin provide ALL the structural strength, or does the thermoplastic paper itself provide the strength? I would assume it's like fiberglass, whereby after it's infused with resin it's super tough... but the fiberglass itself provides strength too...
What kind of material could I use for this? Straight up craft paper & elmer's glue?
After the cores are cured and cut, I'll sandwich them between various layers of either wood laminate, plastics, fiberglass, or carbon fiber.