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Any good place for balsa wood?
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Posted 23 May 2005 - 07:58 PM
My hobby shop stopped carrying any pieces big enough for carving baits. All I can find now is 1/4" flats. Anybody found a good alternative to balsa let me know? Thanks- Sloegoe
Posted 23 May 2005 - 09:32 PM
That's where I buy my balsa. But, the balsa block advertized
for $0.99 is not hard enough to make a good lure.
Call them on the phone and ask for a hard balsa block.
It will only cost you 25-30 cents more per block.
Tell them you want balsa with at least 11 lb. density.
This is 11 lbs/cu.ft.
You will be much happier with the hard vs soft balsa for bait making.