.I have also sbout 6 pieces of apple wood about the same size ,I to was wondering what to do with them ,think a couple of large gargoyles may be on the cards,
I havnt treated the apple ends there are some signs of splitting but will carve it and treat it after if it cracks it will give it some character just getting the time to do it . Where does all the time go? i dont work so i keep saying but always have jobs to do? There isnt enough daylight hours yet , apart from partys people keep asking me to and dancing with my better half and the art groups i go to now been involved with The University of the third age. A self taught group some 300 memebers in this local branch with about 50 different activities going on, wife membership organiser and been volutered for some jobs? my excuse is i am to busy, it dosnt work still get the job ahhh so is life
Some of the wood you get over there is new to me or called by a diffrent name but always wonder what it carves like must see if i can get a translation or the latin names for them .I must have seen them but a good carving wood with anice grain is brilliant, still think lime carves the best but lacks character
well thanks for that i`m just downright nosey . Just recieved a book today on cigar box guitars interesting .Still have to focus on whats need to be done and what i want to do? usually end up doing what i want , no self dfisciplin
yes harwoods are good but the time you need to keep you tools in good nick is a pain.
Friut woods are nice to carve and do have a nice grain to them, but for a lot of detail work i still go for lime if its going to be painted
OAK is a nice wood and when its lime washed after its finished and polished it does hve a nice finish.
So much post here today good job i have been given a bottle of JIM BEAN (christmas pressy)its new to me, of course i have to test it well a couple of times it does help to chill out and a relaxing way to spend some time having it and reading this..
well back to the bourbon nice flavour very different to what i am used to nearly as good as the one i normally sip, would try it again and again and again lol
well only 1 shot a night
talking of hardwood lgna vita is the hardest wood you can get so dense it wont float but there great for wood carvers mallet last a lifetime and beyond
The 1st bobbys or pealers as they used to be called used ligna vita for there truncheons not sure what there made of now .
ligna is difficult to get hold off and can only be obtained from a sustainable forest
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