Buying Wood

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Re: Buying Wood

Post by jpmacguy » January 7th, 2011, 4:46 pm

soccerkid812 wrote:
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
I live in chapel hill NC
I was wondering if there are any chains that carry 1/16th
good :idea:

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Re: Buying Wood

Post by SLM » January 7th, 2011, 6:40 pm

jpmacguy wrote: I live in chapel hill NC
I was wondering if there are any chains that carry 1/16th
Michaels usually does carry 1/16th inch balsa sheets. I believe there are a few Michaels stores in Durham and Raleigh.

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Re: Buying Wood

Post by kjhsscioly » January 7th, 2011, 7:01 pm

I have found Hobby Lobby to be really good for wood, but Jo-ann carries a nice selection as well. Usually, there is a decent variety of wood grains and sizes at hobby lobby. I have never found michaels a good source, their wood is usually cut on a bad grain.

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Re: Buying Wood

Post by Paradox21 » January 9th, 2011, 8:12 am

I was vacationing in North Carolina a while ago and I found that AC Moore had a really good selection of wood, including 1/16th (and I think 1/32nd) sticks. Unfortunately, they do not have stores where I live.
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Re: Buying Wood

Post by soccerkid812 » January 9th, 2011, 10:42 am

What size wood are you guys planning to buy and use?

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Re: Buying Wood

Post by sj » January 9th, 2011, 5:35 pm

I think two of the most common sizes are 1/8 sq and 1/16 sq.
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Re: Buying Wood

Post by soccerkid812 » January 9th, 2011, 5:39 pm

sj wrote:I think two of the most common sizes are 1/8 sq and 1/16 sq.
what weights?

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Re: Buying Wood

Post by lllazar » January 9th, 2011, 7:38 pm

You really might want to read the plentiful amount of knowledge on the designs thread, there is a thorough discussion on the topic of density and stiffness.
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Re: Buying Wood

Post by soccerkid812 » January 26th, 2011, 2:00 pm

how many wood sticks do people usually order online?

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Re: Buying Wood

Post by eta150 » January 26th, 2011, 7:35 pm

depends on the quantity of towers and the design.
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