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Old 09-03-2008, 01:17 PM
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Default RE: Trying to find 48" Balsa wood

I saw an article in Model Airplane News a few years ago describing how to splice wood stock together to make longer pieces. I've used it a few times with success, you can give it a shot and save on ordering wood and just buy normal lengths from your LHS.

A few tips I remember from the article.
-Try to position the joint/splice where theres another structural assembly to support it (i.e. spar splice on a rib, longeron splice on a former)
-The total length of the splice should be approximately 8 times the width of the pieces you are splicing.