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Re: Gobekli Tepe...Turkey
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Harryshill wrote:
Off hand, what would you say was the easiest wood to carve

Check this out HH as it explains a lot and collectively accurate.
For me it all depends on what I am carving, which is very little these days. As a joiner during my time it was mainly housenames/numbers often with scrolls surrounding them. We would carve panels to affix to the side of staircase strings if not on the stringers themselves.
If you want to practise carving on a decent hardwood then use green oak as it doesn't rip up the grain like it can when seasoned. Then you need high speed cutters preferably.
Holly is my favourite if I make a stick with a horned handle as the grain is so tight it pares beautifully. The secret though is SHARP TOOLS coupled with a close grain. It's pretty poinless using softwood from a timber merchant as in the main it is forced grown and open grained which tears up easily and never gives you a decent finish unless a high speed tool is used.

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23rd December 2012ce

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