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Old 12-21-2005, 10:34 AM
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on the cutting - you could order it cut and then scarf joint it back together. a scarf joint of 1 in eight should hold just fine. just use epoxy with a very little flox for the joint.

this wood likes to bend, just like hickory.

i have bent quarter inch maple and padouk around a 18 inch radius. it did not like doing it and i had to add a full size bending caul to make the wood accept the bend.

there are no such problems here, the bends that are required are very, very gradual and grain run-out will not be a problem
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Old 12-21-2005, 11:23 AM
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Yes, there is no reason you HAVE to use Spruce for the longerons. As Dust states,,,they are primarily for forming and shaping the fuselodge and attatch points. A good local source for straight grain wood is your local high quality lumber yard that specializes in catering to the custom home(house) builders. Not a Home Depot or Lowe's. When building houses, I have been in the Trim Department of a few of my suppliers that had seperate building over 10,000 square feet in size just packed with every size, shape, and species of milled and blank S4S mouldings you could ever want. All at reasonable prices.
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