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Need a Balsa Supplier

Old 02-12-2019, 02:30 PM
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Default Need a Balsa Supplier

I'm going to be starting a short kit soon, 74" Grumman Goose, and of course need balsa. I thought I'd ask if anyone knows of a good balsa supplier. I typically use eBay and end up with Midwest which is fine but I'm hoping there's a less expensive source.

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Old 02-13-2019, 04:02 AM
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National Balsa is one of the better suppliers nowadays.
Old 02-13-2019, 04:10 AM
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National Balsa is one of the bigger names: Nat Balsa

Then there's Balsa USA: Balsa USA

There are others but I can't think of them now. I use National Balsa usually. Quality is good. Remember, quality can cost. Balsa comes in a great many grades most of which are best suited for specific purposes on a model. You can go with the cheaper stuff and probably get away with it for the most part. But working with quality wood makes the build process that mush more enjoyable.
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I forgot about national balsa thanks - I guess its been a while since my last build. BUSA prices seem a little high. Ever hear of Balsa Wood, Inc.? Cheap prices but what grade balsa is it?
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Originally Posted by Scratchie View Post
I forgot about national balsa thanks - I guess its been a while since my last build. BUSA prices seem a little high. Ever hear of Balsa Wood, Inc.? Cheap prices but what grade balsa is it?
I have Balsa Wood Inc saved but never used them. They do not cut their own wood but have suppliers. So they very well could be selling Nat Balsa.

National Balsa I believe cuts their own. I'll be ordering a Hostetler short kit from them in a month so we'll see how the quality is.
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I know this a little lat how bout Bud Nosen balsa wood and you can find them here: Home.
they use to make these large 1/4 scale airplane kits in the 70's and 80's
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