Well, 24 days after placing my order Aircraft Spruce finally shows a tracking number for my capstrip stock. We’ll see if it actually shows up this week. For a while there I was afraid this would just be a blog about how difficult it is to obtain spruce… maybe eventually I will get to actually build some airplane bits.
So, note to self: Lesson learned. Always order wood at least a month ahead of needs, preferably two or three months. Looks like it’s time to start on the spar stock and the stuff I’ll need for the tail surfaces. That order might be here by the time I finish the ribs. There’s a time scale that obviously applies to wood construction that is quite different than what I’m used to. And it’s not like I can just run down to the lumber yard and pick out some suitable spruce or Douglas fir.