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kelltym88

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Ok guys, need your help. I'm upscaling a Deuce's Wild and I need some basswood. Only problem is it needs to be only 8" wide, but 30" long. The grain would be x-grain, meaning it runs in the 8" direction. I have only seen it either in 6" or 12" wide strips.( 12" leaves too much offall) Can someone help me out? Also, I checked Michaels and Hobby People for Elmers Fill n Finish, neither carries it, where can I pick some of that up? Thanx guys.
 

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Worst come last, just create a 2-part fin. (See attachment) So how big are you upscaling that you would need a wider piece of basswood?

(PS - Gonna move this to "Scratch Build" forum. Should get more bites there.)
 

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How about plywood?

You don't say how thick it needs to be.

Fill 'N Finish is available at Lowe's of Home Depot.
 

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Yeah, I agree with sandman. Go with some 1/8" Midwest ply. It is really high-quality stuff and not much, if any, heavier than the basswood you would need to get the strength the ply would offer you.

Jason
 

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Contact these folks:

https://www.superiorbalsa.com/

Originally posted by kelltym88
Ok guys, need your help. I'm upscaling a Deuce's Wild and I need some basswood. Only problem is it needs to be only 8" wide, but 30" long. The grain would be x-grain, meaning it runs in the 8" direction. I have only seen it either in 6" or 12" wide strips.( 12" leaves too much offall) Can someone help me out? Also, I checked Michaels and Hobby People for Elmers Fill n Finish, neither carries it, where can I pick some of that up? Thanx guys.
 

kelltym88

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Originally posted by eugenefl
Worst come last, just create a 2-part fin. (See attachment) So how big are you upscaling that you would need a wider piece of basswood?

(PS - Gonna move this to "Scratch Build" forum. Should get more bites there.)
I'm upscaling to Estes BT-80 BT and 29mm MMT. According to my calculations the fins need to be about 7.5 x 7.5 inches. I really didin't want to have to piece together the fins, I did think about that. I also saw the plywood stock, but like I said it is 12" and would yield too much offall.


PS-- never got the attachment
 

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To get the grain running in the direction you want, why not just get some 'regular' basswood, cut it into eight inch sections, and then glue it side-to-side back into the sheet you want?
The factory-cut stock almost always has a really good (straight) side edge that would glue and clamp quite well to make a solid joint. It's not as difficult as you might think. Lay down a sheet of waxed paper to keep it from sticking to your table.
 
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