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Old 10-26-2011, 08:46 AM
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Default Where to buy Spruce sticks?

Balsa USA, Lonestar, and Aircraft Spruce don't carry any (Aircraft Spruce does, but not in hobbyist dimensions). Is there another wood that is a suitable substitute?
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Old 10-26-2011, 09:15 AM
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Default RE: Where to buy Spruce sticks?

Aircraft Spruce does show on their web site that they carry it in the most commonly used dimensions starting with 1/8 " thickness x 3/16 width and lengths of 7 ft or less if desired
What size are you looking for?
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Bass is a suitable substitute.
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Old 10-26-2011, 11:08 AM
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Default RE: Where to buy Spruce sticks?

National Balsa lists many sizes of Sitka Spruce.
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Aircraft Spruce does show on their web site that they carry it in the most commonly used dimensions starting with 1/8 '' thickness x 3/16 width and lengths of 7 ft or less if desired
What size are you looking for?
Oops, I guess I didn't look closely enough. I only saw the larger stuff that the full size builders use.
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Try calling Aircraft Spruce. I have bought smaller spruce sticks from them before. They probably will have to cut it from bigger stock, but it just takes a little more time.
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Default RE: Where to buy Spruce sticks?

You can get spruce at most local lumberyards, not the same quality as from aircraft spruce but good enough for hobbyist. All you need is a table saw and you can make all the sticks you want, if you don't have a table saw you probably know someone who does that can rip the dimensions you need..
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Thanks for the responses guys. Aircraft Spruce has what I wanted, I just didn't search properly the first time for it.
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