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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2008-03-28 05:21 am   Permalink

Surfintiki, I was gonna suggest you contact GMAN since he has carved more Cedar recently than Anyone I Think.
I've caeved some and it Is beautiful wood and fairly easy to carve. It is Very Chippy so pay attention to the grain and keep your tools Sharp. The only other requisite is that you MUST post Lots of progress shots lest the Ancients get angry and cause the wood to split badly!
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seeksurf
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From: Buckley, WA
Posted: 2008-03-28 9:36 pm   Permalink

Did some carving on the ceder today mostly chainsaw.
It was Allot smother and easier than the alder.
I really like it.
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Lake Surfer
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From: Milwaukee, WI
Posted: 2008-03-28 10:09 pm   Permalink

I betcha if Gman, seek and I all compare the red cedar we have it would be totally different due to our climates. I think the Midwestern variety would be quite dry and waxy where Gman's would be very wet and take a long time to dry out due to the Florida moisture. Seek's would probably be a happy medium, seeing as how he is a cooler climate than Florida, with a decent amount of moisture though.

Same with the bug concentration. We have a yearly frost which would keep infestations down. I've never encountered the bark beetles. I have, on many occassions, found wasp larve in my pine logs. Usually hatching indoors on me in the Spring.

It would be interesting to get a gathering of carvers together from all over the country and have them bring some of their favorite woods for others to try. I'll bet like the cedar, there are many other common woods that are very different depending on what part of the country they came from no matter what the species.


 
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surfintiki
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Joined: Sep 30, 2004
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From: S. Chatham, MA
Posted: 2008-03-29 3:52 pm   Permalink

Wow, great advice. I'm glad you're working on a cedar right now seeks, I'll watch ya closely. Thanks G & Benz for all the expert knowledge. G, I'll keep ya in mind if I got any questions. Lake, I think you're right with different region thing. I definitely have that frozen tundra thing going on too, so mine I think would be somewhat similar to your deal. By the way, your waves the other day looked bigger on the drops!
Anyways, the cedar is resting for a while, and I'm back at the junky pitch pine log. Already I can feel my elbow pains coming back!





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FreddieBallsomic
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Posted: 2008-03-29 6:03 pm   Permalink

He's coming along nicely, Surfin'. Always great to check your pix, Bro.

 
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tikifreak1
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From: Northern Virginia
Posted: 2008-03-29 6:10 pm   Permalink

Yes sir, Lookin good!!! Glad you're back at it!

 
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surfintiki
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From: S. Chatham, MA
Posted: 2008-03-29 7:19 pm   Permalink

FB, thanks a lot for checkin man, you've been a great supporter. TF1 thanks, ya know ya get me all choked up you guys, I don't post a whole lot, but you guys are SO supportive. Great to just be here, and be part of this forum!
(yeah, I had a couple beers tonight!)


 
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hewey
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From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2008-03-29 10:41 pm   Permalink

Looking great, nice work
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surfintiki
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From: S. Chatham, MA
Posted: 2008-03-30 5:21 pm   Permalink

Thanx Hewey. This wood is still developing new cracks, as I'm working on it! I'm not gonna work on it too much more. By-passing a lot of sanding I'd normally do. Gonna try some painting on it though. Here's today's shot...



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harro
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From: Australia / Argentina
Posted: 2008-03-30 7:23 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-03-30 17:21, surfintiki wrote:
By-passing a lot of sanding I'd normally do.



Huh?!?! He already looks smooth as a babys bottom!!!

Awesome work!


 
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seeksurf
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From: Buckley, WA
Posted: 2008-03-31 08:40 am   Permalink

Nice surfin he has allot of cool classic designs going on.
The skull the mouth NICE.
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Benzart
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Posted: 2008-03-31 09:11 am   Permalink

Yeah Surfs, Super Traditional look and I Love the skull. The finish will slow down the cracking. Also hit the Bottom with some finish too so as top slow down the moisture escaping from the wood which causes the cracks.
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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2008-03-31 12:10 pm   Permalink

Nice work Surfin! Hearing all this talk of removing the bark on the cedar before the wood borers get in is scaring me. I left a bunch of Sweetgum logs seasoning with the bark on bc I noticed the ones I debarked were already cracking.

We do have a bark beetle and wood borer problem down here, so that was probaby a dumb move. I wonder if spraying the bark with an insecticide would work??


 
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surfintiki
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From: S. Chatham, MA
Posted: 2008-03-31 2:59 pm   Permalink

Thanks seeks, I wish I had a full-on 5 foot log, to do this guy up completely traditional!

Hey Benz, yeah I definitely want to seal it, but what do you suggest? The typical poly I use looks so glossy/tacky! I'd like to get a more dry, looks like it's weathered look, ya know? Not so shiny.

BigT, interesting idea with the incesticide...not sure what to tell ya on that one, ya might ask Gman. I think I'm good here with the temps we've been having. It's been in the 20's at night! That keeps the bugs at bay. One small, GOOD point about living up here!


 
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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2008-03-31 7:45 pm   Permalink

Seeks, I Really love that "Hand Rubbed Poly" from Minwax. It goes on Real thin and dries fast and you don't get that look like the piece has been dipped into a thick pot of varnish. It goes on Nice and thin and you sand between coats for a built-up look that feels like Velvet to touch.
Hope this helps!
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