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buying palm tree wood for carving
davidleslie
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Joined: Mar 22, 2007
Posts: 64
From: Utah
Posted: 2011-03-22 07:28 am   Permalink

I want to carve some palm tree wood for tikis and have no idea where to buy/find the wood. Any help out in Tiki Land?

 
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McTiki
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Joined: Aug 22, 2004
Posts: 1962
From: Sunny Florida
Posted: 2011-03-22 07:43 am   Permalink

Welcome to TC David.

talk to your local tree guys and see if they have any ideas. The local landfills are full of tree trunks and stuff to carve on.

Good luck


Mahalo


Mctiki


 
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pjc5150
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Joined: Jun 01, 2009
Posts: 2302
From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2011-03-22 08:09 am   Permalink

Hey man, there are plenty of other types of wood that carve better than palm.

I'd contact these guys, who are there in your state, and talk to them about what kinds of trees are there that are indigenous to your area and are suitable for carving, and then, as mentioned previously, go hit the landfills & tree services and hopefully score some for free!

Utah Woodcarvers Club
1221 So. 1120th South, Club President Susan Hendrix 801.471.0758
shendrix@byu.net Meets 2nd Thur 6-8:30 pm

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AlohaStation
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Joined: Sep 27, 2004
Posts: 2146
From: So FL
Posted: 2011-03-22 08:39 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-03-22 08:09, pjc5150 wrote:
Hey man, there are plenty of other types of wood that carve better than palm.



+1


 
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pjc5150
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Joined: Jun 01, 2009
Posts: 2302
From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2011-03-22 08:51 am   Permalink

You know, now you've got me thinking that I need to figure out some other local trees HERE that are suitable for carving. Been using palm since I started 2 yrs ago.

Hmmm. Aloha? You have some input on this?


 
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McTiki
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Joined: Aug 22, 2004
Posts: 1962
From: Sunny Florida
Posted: 2011-03-22 09:30 am   Permalink

I highly rcommend the local yellow pine!



*runs*


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pjc5150
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Joined: Jun 01, 2009
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From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2011-03-22 09:53 am   Permalink

really? where are you finding it?


 
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NIxxon
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Joined: Dec 22, 2010
Posts: 496
Posted: 2011-03-22 10:32 am   Permalink

McTiki, is yellow pine the pine trees that are EVERYWHERE down here?

 
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AlohaStation
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From: So FL
Posted: 2011-03-22 10:47 am   Permalink

Yellow pine is great for chainsaw carving - not chisel carving. The wood is full of sap and can become exrtremely hard. In the Tampa area I would suggest; Live Oak(not other species), Camphor, Pecan, Cypress, Cedar.

 
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pjc5150
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Joined: Jun 01, 2009
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From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2011-03-22 1:50 pm   Permalink

^ Thanks for the info Aloha! ^ Now I just need to figure out how to identify them!

 
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davidleslie
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Joined: Mar 22, 2007
Posts: 64
From: Utah
Posted: 2011-03-22 4:56 pm   Permalink

You guys are AWESOME!!!!

 
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