Balsa tooling

Here at the shop our CNC machine is cutting right and left hull molds from laminated blocks of balsa. Balsa grows in Central and South America and is considered a weed. It grows very rapidly and is a renewable resource. In 6 to 10 years the tree is ready for cutting, having reached a height of 60 to 90 feet tall and a diameter of 12 to 45 inches.