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Which wood in Michigan is best for carving??
TikiMeplus3
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Joined: Dec 15, 2007
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Posted: 2008-02-05 2:34 pm   Permalink

I want to do some tiki faces in totum poles about 4 feet high. Which wood could I use in michigan that would carve well?? Im new to this and I am going to learn as I go. Thanks.

 
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FreddieBallsomic
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Joined: Aug 08, 2005
Posts: 628
Posted: 2008-02-05 5:26 pm   Permalink

Yo, TikiM, where U at?? fB

 
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JohnnyP
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Joined: Nov 23, 2005
Posts: 1689
From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2008-02-05 5:55 pm   Permalink

Pine is an easy carve that sands well, takes a good finish and holds up well outside. Cherry and Oak carve well. There are a lot of Ash and Elm trees dying up here so they are pretty available anywhere in some nice diameters and length. I like carving both.

Watch the carving bug, once it gets in you it's like a termite.



 
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