Buying Wood

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Buying Wood

Post by soccerkid812 » December 16th, 2010, 4:46 pm

where can i buy balsa wood that is really light? :?:

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Re: Buying Wood

Post by jander14indoor » December 16th, 2010, 6:38 pm

Several places on-line, Specialized Balsa or f1d.biz You have to pay special for contest grade wood to get consistently lighter stuff. And even then, not all you get will be lighter, but more will.

And your can buy it locally, hobby shops, Micheals, Hobby Lobby, etc. Trick is, about 80% of the balsa they sell is TOO heavy. Take a scale with you , sort through and select the light stuff, buy it, put the rest back.

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Re: Buying Wood

Post by soccerkid812 » December 17th, 2010, 12:38 pm

oh ok. I was just wondering if there are any online stores.
I make a tower and uses the same amount of wood as other people, maybe even less. But in the end, their tower is half the weight of mine...

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Re: Buying Wood

Post by jander14indoor » December 17th, 2010, 1:42 pm

The first two are on-line stores...

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Re: Buying Wood

Post by soccerkid812 » December 17th, 2010, 3:35 pm

Thanks so much.

Does anyone else have any suggestions to buy wood online that is light?

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Re: Buying Wood

Post by bmbw123 » December 17th, 2010, 4:47 pm

Sames stores Mr. Anderson listed. At least I know the first one is good

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Re: Buying Wood

Post by soinc9876 » January 5th, 2011, 11:15 am

How do you find wood that is light, but strong :?:

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Re: Buying Wood

Post by eta150 » January 5th, 2011, 12:00 pm

Somebody posted a method earlier in a different thread. Look through them and you should find the answer.
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Re: Buying Wood

Post by jpmacguy » January 7th, 2011, 4:35 pm

Does anybody know of a good place to buy 1/16 inch wood that is not online?
good :idea:

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Re: Buying Wood

Post by soccerkid812 » January 7th, 2011, 4:43 pm

jpmacguy wrote:Does anybody know of a good place to buy 1/16 inch wood that is not online?
depends where you live and the shops close by
some stores may, just have to call or visit them

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