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Reply #5 - Jan 25th, 2023 at 7:17pm
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Great website, nice prices on old timer kits.
I forgot about these guys.
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Reply #4 - Jan 24th, 2023 at 1:50pm
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You guys are mighty helpful, thanks so much.
I found actual C-grain sheets at Sig, but only available
in 2" width.
I ordered some, and will try laminating pcs, for wings & tail
feathers of an all-sheet Prairie Duster biplane I'm going to build.
Ordered plans from Flying Models plan service.
(prolly coulda found em free elsewhere, hunh?)

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Re: C-Grain balsa sources?
Reply #3 - Jan 21st, 2023 at 6:03pm
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Specialized Balsa Wood-
I can't remember if this was where I last ordered my balsa but right at the top of the page they specify that if you require a certain density, grain etc. to specify that in your order notes.  That's pretty good.  Realize the more your require will increase the price of the product because of personal handling.  But you can check it out!
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Reply #2 - Jan 21st, 2023 at 1:15pm
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https://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=14117

Here is a giant list of everything. Hope this helps.
  
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Reply #1 - Jan 21st, 2023 at 1:10pm
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  I am the guy who takes out all the wood at Hobby Lobby and looks for A grain and C grain.  Piece by piece, bin by bin. 
  They let me do it because I put it back in the correct bin, rather than a huge scattered pile. 
  I remember going to all the hobby stores and such and picking stuff to use later. Now it's pretty much just Hobby Lobby.  Hobby stores around me mostly sell bass wood in sizes that work well for train builders.
  I like wood. Almost any wood. I search for balsa the same way I search for oak. By hand.  I gather interesting pieces whenever I can so I have a stash that is pretty decent.

I cant help with mail order. Sorry. 
  I'm sure it will come to that for me someday.  I bought from Lonestar a couple times. It was decent but I don't know if they are around anymore.
We have a list...
https://www.stickandtissue.com/forum/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1329324681
  
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C-Grain balsa sources?
Jan 21st, 2023 at 12:36pm
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C-grain is very useful for certain structures.
Seems like its getting hard to find, though.
Anyone have a good source?

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