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Old Jan 19, 2013, 06:42 PM
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Thanks, Earl. If I need anything specific, I'll let you know.

Nice pooch.

Mine snors, too. LOL
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Old Jan 19, 2013, 09:44 PM
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Nice choice! I'm a BIG Golden Age Airplane fan!
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 09:48 AM
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Nice choice! I'm a BIG Golden Age Airplane fan!
I believe that you may have built a few, yourself !
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 03:08 PM
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I built the stab today. Construction is basically the same asthe elevators.

Most of the wood, so far, has been found in my scrap box. I hope that I can find the materials for the fin and rudder, which I hope to build tomorrow.

Finding the 1/4" stock is the issue. I've been lucky so far.
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 03:16 PM
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I built the stab today. Construction is basically the same asthe elevators.

Most of the wood, so far, has been found in my scrap box. I hope that I can find the materials for the fin and rudder, which I hope to build tomorrow.

Finding the 1/4" stock is the issue. I've been lucky so far.
Readers will think you must be the cheapest model builder on the net. Com'on, buy a sheet of balsa!
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 03:51 PM
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No need to buy wood when you already have it. LOL

Besides, I'd probably have to order it. My LHS has limited supplies.
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 04:10 PM
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My LHS, Evett's Models, carries a wonderful supply of Bud Nosen materials. I couldn't help myself so I bought a sheet of balsa in virtually every thickness they had in stock, also partial sheets in several thicknesses of lite and aircraft ply, just to have on hand. It would have been cheaper to order it. But then, one day, the LHS either won't be there or it won't carry what I need.

But I check my scrap box, first.
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 04:49 PM
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No need to buy wood when you already have it.
You HAVE to find a place for the cartoon ply!

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Old Jan 20, 2013, 06:07 PM
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You HAVE to find a place for the cartoon ply!

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Don't worry. I'm sure that the cartoon wood will find it's way into this build. If it doesn't, it'll be the first time in 20 years.
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 06:51 PM
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Don't worry. I'm sure that the cartoon wood will find it's way into this build. If it doesn't, it'll be the first time in 20 years.
What the hell is "cartoon wood"?
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 08:33 PM
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What the hell is "cartoon wood"?
Noob! Just kidding. Tom will show you a sample I'm sure.
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 10:01 PM
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I'm sorry I asked-

Cartoon wood only grows in Traverse City...It has an uncommon structure,and sometimes the grain resembles cartoon characters,when it's cut on a 45Degree bias....
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 07:31 AM
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What the hell is "cartoon wood"?
Cartoon wood is a lite ply that I obtained while working at a paint by number factory. The wood was printed with Chritmas figures one it, and die cut into Christmas ornaments. The idea was to paint the pieces, and use them for decorations.

The figures are somewhat cartoonish, so we dubbed it cartoon wood.

I've been using this stuff for over 20 years, and it frequently appears in my build threads. The guys that frequently follow my builds know me for it, and my use of pink covered ironing boards during my builds. It has become a source of frequent, and good natured, ribbing.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 09:37 AM
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Here's a better pic of the cartoon wood.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 12:52 PM
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Cartoon wood is a lite ply that I obtained while working at a paint by number factory. The wood was printed with Chritmas figures one it, and die cut into Christmas ornaments. The idea was to paint the pieces, and use them for decorations.

The figures are somewhat cartoonish, so we dubbed it cartoon wood.

I've been using this stuff for over 20 years, and it frequently appears in my build threads. The guys that frequently follow my builds know me for it, and my use of pink covered ironing boards during my builds. It has become a source of frequent, and good natured, ribbing.
Oooh! I figured it was an insider thing...Thanks for the clarification though.
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