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Old 03-09-2019, 07:12 AM
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Hi, looking for good suppler of metric spruce sticks 36" and longer, have kit that is cut to use metric stock .

Have a good day ,,,, Mirek
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Old 03-09-2019, 03:32 PM
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convert metric to English. millimeters / 25.4 = inches
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and???????? I'm looking for place to buy spruce sticks 36" and longer in metric dimensions not learn how to convert one to other
but thank you for good intention. Last option is to rip on my table saw but that means I must buy larger stock and that is why I ask about buying .
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Most wood sizes are not all that accurate to begin with. A good example is that 3mm and 1/8 is pretty much interchangeable. 5mm and 3/16 pretty much the same. By going with the inch dimensions that is closest to the metric you should have no issues.
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Might be worth your time to go by Hobby Lobby and measure some of their stock.

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Thank you David, HL have only 24" lang sticks and got rolling eye's when I ask for metric wood,black magic.
I think ,I will have to fire-up my table saw and start cutting my self.

VR Mirek .
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That's probably for the best. Been several years since I "built" one of my planes. But even then I would go through a stack of balsa and throw half of it away for being to heavy or warpage or wrong dimension. It wouldn't scare me to spice a piece or two from HL if need be but would never do a bunch of it. I also would not be afraid to take a piece of glass and good straight edge and cut strips with a razor blade.

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Since you are cutting your own, if you canít find spruce then try poplar. The test properties of these 2 woods are very close. They both beat basswood. They also weigh about the same. Iíve been using poplar on my builds with good results. It is also easy to find locally.
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Thank you guys,I know that we have good supply place but with my lock will show when I get my model flying.
Dave...... "piece of glass and good straight edge and cut strips" very good idea.

OK..back to work Mirek .
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I am not sure if I am going off on the wrong course.. But if you are making your own parts ..possibly just make the notches the right size for the sticks you can get? Heaven knows sometimes I have cut parts wrong... and or sanded to far and had to change the sticks to fit ! hahahahaha

I am having flashbacks of pieces i made two or three times before they fit ! hahahahah
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Yes, good idea but I have kit of sailplane that is cut in metric dimensions and reworking all cuts will take longer than making new kit.

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I cut my own spruce stringers, spars on my table saw. I just go to Home Depot, Lows and buy select spruce fencing boards 2" x 6" and rip them to what ever size I want. Just stay away from the heavily knotted boards.
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