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Yes. But the problem w. pines in my experience is that the long grain of the wood makes it harder to avoid tear-outs. If cutting w. the grain, long splinters/slivers can form. If across the grain, the edges of the cut can shred. These can be avoided, but its extra work if one is doing lots of detail. The reason basswood/linden is so often carved is because of its short, fine grain, as well as its softness. Cuts in any direction come out well.

My teacher always recommended studying the piece of wood at hand to see if the grain would lend itself to the shape one wanted. Or, alternatively, could the shape be made to work with the flow of the grain.
 
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