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« on: August 12, 2014 07:53:04 PM »



I carved a welcome sign with carving knives. I used plywood. It was hard cutting into more than one layer of wood. Next time, I will use solid wood, it should give a better result. I encourage you to try chip carving, I really enjoyed it.
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« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2014 08:07:14 PM »

Yeah, plywood is hard to carve in.  If you can get some basswood, sugar pine or tupelo, they are great woods for carving.

You did a great job on this anyway.  It looks really smooth.
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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2014 10:51:07 AM »

Thanks for the tips on the kind of wood to use.

I will try to get some for my birthday.
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« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2014 07:15:44 PM »

You might also want to try cherry or walnut.  You need to strop your knives a little more, but the results are worth it.

I just scored a piece of butternut that I will be carving for the first time.  I'll post when I have something from that.
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« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2014 08:19:06 PM »

I can't wait to see it. All your creations are so beautiful they make me want to carve my own.
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