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Just ordered some tupelo. It generally is able to take finer details, holds paint better, and does not fuzz up during power carving like Basswood. It is a bet stronger wood than also. I have not order any for a number of years because I have had a large supply of basswood. I ordered it from Hummul. I have ordered tools from them in the passed but this is the first time ordering wood. I will let you know the quality they are selling.
 

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I have a large piece of it I have carved a few figures from it. It is very difficult to carve using hand tools like you say .Its light and strong ,not my favourite to carve but ideal for machine work but never heard of black tupelo I was under the impression that its a very light coloured
 

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I have a large piece of it I have carved a few figures from it. It is very difficult to carve using hand tools like you say .Its light and strong ,not my favourite to carve but ideal for machine work but never heard of black tupelo I was under the impression that its a very light coloured
Hi Cobalt, saw an earlier post (2014) of yours saying you had got some TULIP wood, did you ever use it, if so how was it to carve as I can get some from a local timber supple place - rough sawn, you also had thought about using it for "Alice" carvings, as an aside and FYI these are some Alice carvings done by a good friend of mine - low relief carvings.

Brown Rectangle Wood Artifact Art
Vertebrate Wood Art Font Rectangle
Jaw Wood Art Creative arts Cephalopod


Brown Wood Rectangle Art Artifact
 

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great carvings 1st rate work just love them .very crisp and clean

The tulip wood was difficult to carve the tools need to be razor sharp buch better using power tools i doubt if would use it again. althouth i do have a large piece

It holds detail well

its light and strong

couple of pictures i took of the alice in wonder land the figures are still in my grandaughters room so will takea few more when i pop down to see her

I cant seem to find the other pics of the queen of harts and the mad hatter there here somewhere

I think the wood would be ideal for making punch and judy puppets as it very light and strong much lighter than Lime wood and for a puppeteer it would be ideal

Creative arts Art Toy Pattern Stuffed toy
Vertebrate Toy Wood Art Fawn
Toy Creative arts Fawn Art Stuffed toy
Sculpture Creative arts Wood Statue Art
Sculpture Statue Wood Artifact Art
Vertebrate Leg Toy Human body Mammal
Wood Fawn Artifact Trunk Art
Jaw Gesture Wood Fawn Tree
 

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great carvings 1st rate work just love them .very crisp and clean

The tulip wood was difficult to carve the tools need to be razor sharp buch better using power tools i doubt if would use it again. althouth i do have a large piece

It holds detail well

its light and strong

couple of pictures i took of the alice in wonder land the figures are still in my grandaughters room so will takea few more when i pop down to see her

I cant seem to find the other pics of the queen of harts and the mad hatter there here somewhere

I think the wood would be ideal for making punch and judy puppets as it very light and strong much lighter than Lime wood and for a puppeteer it would be ideal

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Like the carving well done, thanks for the info will have to think on the Tulip wood as I would have to buy a 6 foot x 3 inch plank, Colinn's carvings are amazing quality and the hearts on the clothing were different woods put in using marquetry techniqe
 
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