Re: carving 101 and wood
I was reading this message and thought you might like to know that
mulberry is a good bow wood so if if you only have small diameter logs
and dont want to mess with it oyu could contact a local bowyer ,he
might be interested in it.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Dragano Abbruciati
> Thank you!a "rustic" picnic table from it. You are right about the bark.
> Sweetgum - don't know it by any other name, will have to look it up.
> Red Oak - felled a big red oak about 4 years back and made
After about 6 months, the area where I left the bark on for that
rustic look started to rot. Fortunately, I caught it in time. Still
have the table and benches but I can tell you this is NOT an ideal
>pretty wood but it's just not big enough to get any sizable boards
> Mulberry - I may try using this for small boxes or something. It's
from. I will probably wax the ends and dry it whole. I'll try to
remember to let you all know how that works out.
>Great Idea (lemme see.. I need a bow saw and a froe, and a...)!
> Pecan - Yes, very hard wood. Hadn't considered it for tools -
>even considered that. I have never worked with pear before...will
> Pear - Thanks for the "weighted" drying advice. I wouldn't have
have to give that some thought.
>call it "meh...." Won't split well, so saw only. Can have some nice
> C N Schwartz <kjworz@c...> wrote:
> Sweetgum? Gumball tree? Roy Underhill calls it furniture wood, I
figure. In demand for furniture in Europe for who knows what
reason. Maybe cuz they think it looks like Italian walnut. Use the
heartwood for that
>the tree off the ground and let no water collect on it/under it.
> Red Oak. Good. Get it before it rots. Get the bark off, and get
Unless it is small. If small, don't bother unless you need something
>the gum. Remember, "garbage wood" often means "Commercially unviable
> Mulberry? Dunno anything about it. It's garbage wood too, like
but REALLY fun for hobbiests that don't mind"
>GREAT tool handles. I've heard Pecan is also nice, Hickory like.
> Pecan and pear? You LUCKY fellow. Fruit wood on that Pear make
Put the pear on the bottom of the woodpile for seasoning. It warps
>Sweetgum, Pecan, Pear, Mulberry, and Red Oak.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dragano Abbruciati [mailto:dragano_abbruciati@y...]
> Sent: Thursday, September 30, 2004 3:43 PM
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> Subject: Re: [MedievalSawdust] carving 101 and wood
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- First, thank you all for the ideas.
Second, I didn't know how little I knew about this before I started
I borrowed a set of carving chisels off of my father. Wait these are
called gouges, right? There were six of them. The blades styles consisted
of 4 gentle curves and 2 sharp angles I then grabbed a 8"x8" piece of one
inch thick air dried pine, and drew a quick sketch of a Tudor rose on it.
After about 3 hours of digging away at it I ended up with something. I put
a picture in the photo section in Nest's folder. The dark lines are not
shadows, but discoloration in the wood.
So now that I just waded in and started I decided to go to a store and
look around. Boy, I could be in trouble now. I found a woodworkers store
about 15 minutes from my work. The range of tools and wood pieces fairly
has me staggered. They even give classes. They have 2 coming up which
sounded interesting. One on chip carving, and one on hand made
dovetailing. I bought a book on carving "How to carve wood" by Richard
Butz and an 8 mm palm handled chisel. Stright edge was one of the things
the set did not have.
I think I have settled on carving a rather small box for my first project.
That is all I have in mind right now.
Again thank you all for getting me started.
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