Where does a brother get some balsa wood in the mid atlantic? I'm ideally looking for 10' lengths that I can glue together for a ... you guessed it! I tried the usual suspects like yukon lumber but no go. Many thanks.
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- Oct 2011
- Ocean County NJ
If you live near Wally Wood try Balsa Boy or his dad Mahogany Man. Currently, I’m making a 4 ½ ounce hollow core 6’0’’ made from indestructible UFO metal.
Dec 14, 2012, 11:10 AM #6
What about using paulownia? I couldn't believe it but when I was scouting Craigslist a few weeks back I saw some for sale in balt washington region
Dec 14, 2012, 12:22 PM #8
looking for something outside of the surfing industry. IF it's already a "blank" or a "kit" then it's already like a grand. I want the raw trunks or rough sawed 4x4's. Local specialty shops had bass and some had balsa but in thin sheets. I researched bass wood and it would be good for a hollow board but I was intending to do an old school solid balsa one since it's going to be a log. Same delay with paulownia.
This is my end goal. http://www.balsabill.com/BuildingaBalsaBoard.htm
Dec 14, 2012, 04:44 PM #9
Cut & Dried Hardwood
241 S Cedros Ave.
Solana Beach, CA 92075
Hours: 8:00-5:00 M-F 10:00-4:00 Sat 11:00-4:00 Sun
Hard to find woods, including turning/carving stock. Custom milling, wide belt sanding. New items: birdseye maple (heavy eye), 10ft. balsa wood for surfboards, small PCS. Balsa for crafts.
I'm pretty sure my father-in-law got the lumber for his last balsa board here:
I think that they'll ship. It was pricey though, I think he dropped close to 600$ for just the lumber and that was with the old-buddy hook-up and throwin it in the back of the truck. He chambers his wood boards. Good luck. Paulowina sure is pretty wood too. I want to try one of those.
Dec 14, 2012, 04:50 PM #10