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Oct 16, 2012, 09:44 PM
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Scrap Balsa.....


If you build I'm sure you have one...... You know a big box full of scrap balsa. It isn't really good for anything, but it's WAY to good to throw away.

How big is your box of scrap?

Ken
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Oct 16, 2012, 10:11 PM
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The two halves of a GP .40 Cub box full of both scrap balsa and scrap ply. I always find a use for it in builds; whether adding a detail, or replacing a broken part.

I especially save big pieces of scrap from builds to possibly do a later repair from the same piece of wood (as to keep similar strengths in the repaired piece as the original).
Oct 16, 2012, 11:14 PM
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I have the GP fabric cub ARF box full, but I have been building lots of micro stuff which has been slowly eating away at it.
Oct 16, 2012, 11:55 PM
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Too funny! Have a small pile next to scroll saw and a Goldberg 'Cub' box of scrap.
Oct 17, 2012, 03:05 AM
M0unt@in M0del$ minion
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I've built dozens of Mountain Models kits and cherish even the scrap wood leftovers. I can't buy wood that good anywhere local. I've built many parts using scraps. I even did a scratch built 75% scale version of the SwitchBack built 100% from Mountain Models scrap wood. Right now I have 3 big boxes of scrap balsa and one of scrap plywood.

Joe
Oct 17, 2012, 03:27 AM
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"balsa sticks" gave me the box his Giant Stik came in..The box is full of useable wood I've refused to throw out,(or use) for years...

One day I might need a piece of it............
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Oct 17, 2012, 10:30 AM
You sabotaged my plane.
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I still have balsa from 30 years ago. Some things you just can get rid of. Now with the laser cutter, I have more scraps then I'll EVER use.
Oct 17, 2012, 04:26 PM
Left, NO your other left!
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Here is my box of scraps. I will never give it up. I can make new parts and most repairs from the stuff in this box.
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Oct 17, 2012, 04:48 PM
You know nothing....
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Here's a conundrum.You can't be a scratch builder without the box of scrap.You can't acquire the box unless you've been a scratch builder for years.
Chicken and egg.
Stuart
Oct 17, 2012, 05:12 PM
I'm a pilot, 100 yrs too late
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I sort my scrap balsa by stick, sheet an sheet into thin and thick. Makes it much easier to find what I'm looking for. Long stock in a kit box.. short in a more flat box
Oct 17, 2012, 06:25 PM
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Believe it or not, One half of an original Bud Nosen Citabria box I built back in the early '80s. Still has a rib pattern for an Aeromaster bike and some other odds and ends that I KNOW I'm gonna need someday...
Oct 17, 2012, 06:52 PM
Fly it like you STOL it!
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Two halves of a sig four star 60 box full of scraps. most unusable, but a lot of usable little pieces, and my LHS has a full selection of midwest balsa, so it's no issue for right now.
Oct 17, 2012, 08:33 PM
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Why, it's the most valuable box of junk we own !
I almost used a piece of scrap the other day,but I thought I'd better save it,in case I need it for something......so I cut a new sheet......sigh.
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Oct 17, 2012, 09:44 PM
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Originally Posted by epoxyearl View Post
Why, it's the most valuable box of junk we own !
I almost used a piece of scrap the other day,but I thought I'd better save it,in case I need it for something......so I cut a new sheet......sigh.

Been there and done that

Ken
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Oct 17, 2012, 10:08 PM
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Hi,

I just got started and afraid I’m already a full-fledged “Hoarder”! Lots of shade and sizes, never know, can't bring myself to trash it, just yet. I think, I may need professional help in a couple of years

Michael


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