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Old 09-24-2012, 08:23 PM   #1
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Just beginning to clear a work area and locate a decent building board.

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Manards sells boards for pins they are grey and black / white speckeled and 31 3/4 X 48 inch long .I tape two of them together underneeth to give me a 8ft top .The pins stick well in the board with out comming loose or having a hard time pushing the pins in either . I think i gave around 16 bucks for them and iam cheap so they must be a deal.lol I bought mine 6 years ago and have not flipped them over yet for a new surface to build on but i cut on the front edge of them and need to flip them soon.Since i build houses i used a piece of 5/8 drywall before that and free is always good. joe
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http://www.menards.com/main/home-dec...612-c-7158.htm I found it here ya go . joe
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Can't get it in fla. Any other sugestions?
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Can't get it in fla. Any other sugestions?
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Drywall is all i can think of but pins are hard to push in . joe
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I use a pine shelf and tap back of t-pins with small hammer. By using the shelves, i have them in a couple of different lengths. I build a few things at a time, and i can move the ones i'm not working on to a shelf or lean them up against a wall.
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http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXPF36&P=0 here is one and hobby-lobby sells them also in different sizes. Iam sure your local hobby shop can order one and save you the shipping cost .joe
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I've searched without much success for a nice straight piece of lumber. I'm going to get one of the Great Planes boards from my local hobby store.
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Hollow core doors work well too...
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Yes, a hollow core door is an epitome of torsion box construction. Don't really have room or money for one but you have reminded me of a laminated and veneered board I have tucked away somewhere that might be just perfect. Thanks.
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Shelving stock from lowes is cheap and flat. Just buy a good grade of pine and check the wood by eye so you dont pick up a piece that is warped. If you are work with 3-4 ft this works for me.
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Like I said, I tried but couldn't find anything that wasn't warped. I'm sure it was just a wrong-place-wrong-time thing.
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Did you ask for shelving stock or just pine. The shelving stock runs true.
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i use a standard folding table thats 30x 72 ,and put a hollow core door on it. on top of that is a pc of corboard. it's a comercial grade dence foam/corkboard laminated to masonite thats used in buildings to pin stuff on. i have full sheets of what we took of walls and my knife and pins don't leave any marks. even if i slice away on it. heres a picture of it setup with clear plastic wrap to prtect my plans. i slide the plans under the clear plastic wrap and cover again with wax paper. the plastic wrap is the same kind used to wrap baskets of food or flowers. a 30 yard roll cost $7....can't beat it and ca doesn't stick to it.


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Did you ask for shelving stock or just pine. The shelving stock runs true.
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Solid wood is BAD most of it will warp especially pine.

The hollow core doors can be found for cheap if you look....
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Did you ask for shelving stock or just pine. The shelving stock runs true.
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I think I looked at everything but I'll have another look, thanks.
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i use a standard folding table thats 30x 72 ,and put a hollow core door on it. on top of that is a pc of corboard. it's a comercial grade dence foam/corkboard laminated to masonite thats used in buildings to pin stuff on. i have full sheets of what we took of walls and my knife and pins don't leave any marks. even if i slice away on it. heres a picture of it setup with clear plastic wrap to prtect my plans. i slide the plans under the clear plastic wrap and cover again with wax paper. the plastic wrap is the same kind used to wrap baskets of food or flowers. a 30 yard roll cost $7....can't beat it and ca doesn't stick to it.
Nice work bench Stuart i can remember when mine was that clean,say 1960's .lmao I think a floarsent bank of lights above would be good. I buy and sell old stuff and have found big flouresent lights like your light on your bench except much bigger and the bases that weigh around 25 pounds a piece.They have long arms that adjust in all directions. In my other shop i have the 4ft long flouresents hanging above my work bench and they work great for old eyes like mine. I have 4 work stations so i can build more than one plane at a time or just go to different spots in my basement to hide from my girfriend or her relitives.lol
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i think i looked at everything but i'll have another look, thanks.
when you check the wood forgot to tell you to make sure there aren't any large knots. I 2 one big enough for the wing and a 2nd price of 12 by 48.i have them cut it at 30" so i end up with 3 sizes, i can work the wing move it out of the way work the tail. Or a smaller kit or a repair.sometime i can have hour to build or only a short time so by having the wing board and 2 smaller one it lets me build what fits a that time. Also i call midwest today to check if they still made their balsa building boards but they are out of stock. They move all their jobs to china last week.
Hope you get this done so you can relax and a flying machine. Is this your 1st build? Anyway if you don't find one i could go see my daughter in tally and bring you one i have a few. I could go for a few buckets of oysters.
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