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Old Jun 11, 2012, 09:57 AM
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Originally Posted by cbarnes0061 View Post
sub'd. Where do you go to get the old wood from restored planes.
I live in a center hub of restorations....There are 6 areas nearby,where a friendly word will get you some wood.
I originally had a modeling friend who also restores airplanes for others.When I visited his facility,there were 12 spars stacked into a corner of the hangar,in his way.
I asked for and received all of them...30 years of building has depleted that stock.
I'd suggest visiting any local airport,and search for an EAA(Experimental Aircraft Association) Chapter-they're every where.Those members know people who know people,who have old wood.
I find it in the rafters,and in old wing panels stored for future use.Any Museums may have cast-off spruce available.
It's not airworthy any more,but they like to know it's going to be recycled.Most all of it has been varnished forever,and it's perfectly good for our purposes.
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