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Wood Sources

Post by sciencecat42 » February 1st, 2020, 9:20 pm

Where is everyone sourcing their wood? Is specializedbalsa still considered the best?

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Re: Wood Sources

Post by JZhang1 » February 2nd, 2020, 9:39 am

Yes. I get basswood from Balsa USA tho.
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Re: Wood Sources

Post by boominap » February 5th, 2020, 5:33 pm

JZhang1 wrote:
February 2nd, 2020, 9:39 am
Yes. I get basswood from Balsa USA tho.
This is my first year doing a building event... So what dimensions of the wood do I need? And does the Balsa USA send a case of the selected wood size or one singular piece?
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Re: Wood Sources

Post by donutsandcupcakes » February 6th, 2020, 2:12 pm

boominap wrote:
February 5th, 2020, 5:33 pm
JZhang1 wrote:
February 2nd, 2020, 9:39 am
Yes. I get basswood from Balsa USA tho.
This is my first year doing a building event... So what dimensions of the wood do I need? And does the Balsa USA send a case of the selected wood size or one singular piece?
The sizes of the wood really depend on you and your design. A lot of people recommend overbuilding your boomilever then taking out excess weight. My first boomilever I just used wood I saw, but after some experience, I kinda got the hang of what wood might work best for my designs. I don't know much about specialized balsa and Balsa USA because tbh I just buy wood from local stores.

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