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Old Nov 09, 2012, 11:19 AM
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Saving balsa/plywood scraps??


I'm asking this question because I 'd like to know what amount or if any does evryone save? Just going through to old box's rite now.Do you save scraps from kit's?? Plywood scraps?
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Old Nov 09, 2012, 11:29 AM
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Old Nov 09, 2012, 11:54 AM
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There is no such thing as "scraps." They are simply bits which have not yet found a home in an airframe.

I save everything that could be even slightly usable. As a result I often build my micros with little or no virgin wood pieces.

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Old Nov 09, 2012, 12:06 PM
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Never throw away anything. I have a work bench with a jig saw, 1" vertical sander, and 4" horizontal sander, and that table is FULL of wood scraps. Its my first go to spot when I need a piece of wood.

Hmm, I'm a sick man!!!
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Old Nov 09, 2012, 12:12 PM
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Andy ,thank you for the clarifing my wording.Sorry for the wrong terminoligy.
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Old Nov 09, 2012, 12:32 PM
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No scrap-just unused


What we need to do,is teach ourselves to go to the box first-short pieces,gussets,braces and ply doublers are all right there.
But they're for "someday" and this ain't it! SAVE THE SCRAPS !!!
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Old Nov 09, 2012, 04:23 PM
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My first build was a Tom Hunt Miss Stik and I saved all the left over balsa stock, which came in handy a few weks later when a "one point landing" scrunched the nose back to the cabin section. Turns out the saved "scrap was all I needed to rebuild the nose. I even had enough covering to ge her into "like new: shape.
Old Nov 09, 2012, 10:37 PM
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I probably have enough balsa "scraps" to build a 1/4 scale cub!
Old Nov 10, 2012, 03:31 AM
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use the 4s luke, use the 4s...
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Too bad the spares can't be joined to create new sheets
Old Nov 10, 2012, 03:32 AM
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 09:02 AM
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 01:22 PM
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Originally Posted by KOMET 44 View Post
I'm asking this question because I 'd like to know what amount or if any does evryone save? Just going through to old box's rite now.Do you save scraps from kit's?? Plywood scraps?
stefanP
Yep -every little scrap is saved, in separate boxes for balsa, liteply, birch ply (and even depron).
Old Nov 10, 2012, 03:15 PM
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Yes, I'm hooked as well. Balsa, ply, things, and ...............

(Sad isn't it ).
Old Nov 10, 2012, 03:41 PM
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Too bad the spares can't be joined to create new sheets
Actually they can. When I recovered the new nose on my Miss I simply overlapped the old covering with the new at the bulkhead where the old covering ended. Since it is backed by a solid object even the transparent covering shows no hint of being seperate pieces.


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