Originally Posted by Rangifer
Its better to cut balsa parts little to large and then sand down than trying to cut exactly and after discover that you have to discardehalf of the bits. Saves a lot of boring cutting.
Along the same lines,
On stick built models, when ever possible cut longer pieces before cutting shorter pieces. If you cut a long piece too short, you can always use it for a shorter piece later. If you cut the short pieces first, you wind up throwing away your mis-cuts.