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    Dave,Jon & Ron, all good advise thank you for your input. I will as you say Dave experiment a little. The places you mentioned Ron close by me and are in fact lumber mills and do not sell directly to the general public.
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    I see Maple Ridge is a suburb of Vancouver, B.C. Lots of softwood species available to you out there. Bass wood is not, as it comes from Ontario and East coast. You could get it but only in a specialty wood business. Alaskan yellow cedar and spruce is highly sought after for boat building yards here on the east coast.
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    Kanaka Creek Forest Products
    26340 River Rd
    Maple Ridge, BC V2W 1V7

    Carl Wood Lumber store
    9492 - 287th Street
    Maple Ridge, BC, Canada V2W 1L1
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    dave976
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    Hi Barumite
    As you are in Canada the woods available to you locally may not be the same as we can buy in the UK. If your local wood yard is suggesting pine I would follow their advice regarding the similar properties to spruce.
    As Muskrat says you can cut halfway through a stringer in several places where it needs to bend to fit the hull.
    I have used many types of wood building from scratch and whilst there are some parts that require special woods (Keel etc) the choice is often what is available. Models of all sorts are best built light and we all tend to overengineer our models just to be on the safe side. Very oily woods can be difficult to glue so are best avoided except perhaps for detailing work.
    The best way to learn is to experiment with scraps of wood until you can get the feel for what is best for your purpose.
    Good building
    dave976
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    Muskrat
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    Hi I used Bass 6xmm x 6mm strip wood for my Bristol Pilot Cutter and cut it half way through it's thickness with a fine saw to help with the bend around the Hull.

    Cheers Jon
    j a Easter.
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    Being a newcomer to the hobby, I would like some help from members please as to the type of wood to use, for the stringers on my model. I am unable to source the type of wood being suggested.
    The plans call for spruce stringers and other bits and pieces, my readings leads me to think Douglas fir might do fine, and ripping down some trial 1/4ร—1/8 pieces, the results looked favourable. However the local lumber yard suggest hemlock or possibly pine as woods with similar properties to spruce. Can anyone advise please.
    Thank you
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