I saw Ken McCormick's post on body wood and the problems he is encountering. We run a restoration shop and have rebuild several Stars a Durant and my own DeVaux. I wrote the repair shop column for Jeff Gillis for several years.
I don't know where you are located but our shop is in eastern Nebraska. Currently rewooding a 29 Studebaker Cabrolet. 402-359-5762
Too bad I am so far away --I would like to visit your shop and maybe get some tips from you --My project is coming along very slowly --but it is coming
I hopr to have most of the thing done this summer