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Old Dec 21, 2001, 03:13 PM
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Building light is about wood-selection and accurate joints that need a minimum of glue.

I get most of my wood from the local model shop.

I take electronic-scales with me and look for wood that weighs less than 10gm. for every 1mm. thickness for a 4" x 36".

1/16"....1.6mm therefore must weigh 16gms or less.
1/8".......3.2mm must weigh 32gms or less.
etc. etc.

This should give you 6.5 lbs. wood or better.

Hold the wood up to the light to check for even density.

If I see a nice peice of wood I buy it and add it to my stash. There is decent wood to be had....but it needs searching out.


Steve
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