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Good Place To Buy Balsa

Old 01-21-2017, 09:06 AM
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Where are you folks buying Balsa Wood? I used to buy mine from Lone Star Balsa but they are long gone. You use to be able to walk in and pick through the wood and select hard balsa where needed and then the softer "C" cut stuff for ribs and leading edge sheeting that would bend without cracking. I would like to make a larger bulk order and hopefully get free shipping. Any suggestions?
Old 01-21-2017, 10:12 AM
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BUSA. Tell them what you want. You'll get it. Dan.
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National Balsa has also been good.
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I just bought $108.97 from Tower and with coupons I got it to the door for $89.56. The balsa looks pretty good. Medium, lite, hard a little of everything. The bundles come shrink wrapped. wonder if that keeps it from warping?

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Just bought from here got everything i needed at one place, material in great shape, at what i thought was a good price.
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I used for my last scratch build. Most of the wood was good, only a sheet or two of the 1/16" got wavy on me. The price was the best I could find on line at the time and they had the 48" sheets I needed for the fuselage. I then ordered some sheets from Tower Hobbies with some coupons and the 3/32" I got from them was very light. The whole bundle looked like it was cut from the same block. But the bundle of 1/16" from tower was pretty hard and heavy (the whole bundle) all cut from the same block. So I guess if you order from Tower, it could be great or not so good depending on your luck. I ended up using an extra sheet from my order for the side of my Greatplanes US60 build because the stock wood for the fuse sides were so warped and wavy. The Balsawoodinc. sheet was still flat and straight.
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I was just reading about a few folks that have been ordering from

They were all extremely happy with the wood quality from that source.

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