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Balsa wood for project, Please Help!!

Old 01-17-2002, 03:08 PM
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Quality and price?
3/32" x 3" x 36" balsa sheet. I see some suppliers charge about $1.50 for a sheet and others charge $0.50. Example: Tower Hobbies offers Tower Hobbies brand for $0.58 a sheet and also sells Midwest for $1.68 a sheet.
SIG is $1.49 a sheet and Balsa USA is $0.56 a sheet.
What is the difference and what would you reccommend?
All state premium high quality wood. If there is not a difference I'm buying the $0.50 balsa.
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Navigator...I have found that if the balsa has a name printed on it....ya gonna pay for the name. I'm a scratch builder from way back..and I used Lone Star Models out of Texas for my wood....

http://www.lonestar-models.com

They offer some good deals on bundles of balsa.....and they provide wood for several kit manufacturers....I have never gotten a bad piece of wood from them.....As a matte rof personal preference....I always bought my sheet balsa in 4x48" sizes......

Balsa USA also has some good deals and excellent wood...

Another place you can order good wood is from Superior Balsa and Hobby Supply....

http://www.superiorbalsa.com
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Checking out that Lonestar site and wow! That is a very well priced site. Man I think I'll have to try them out, Thanx Capt.
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Checking out that Lonestar site and wow! That is a very well priced site. Man I think I'll have to try them out, Thanx Capt.
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Yep, Lonestar is great, I just recieved my first order from them a day ago, very nice indeed.

Check out the thread "Wood." in this forum for some more opinions.

Thanks, Chopper
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I've used Lone Star on my last three projects... Great wood and great prices... I bought some carbon fiber on my last order.... I'll let you know how it turns out.

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