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How long do I need to dry out Mexican fan palm before carving?
Whtrash
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Joined: May 24, 2011
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Posted: 2011-05-24 05:53 am   Permalink

I just got about 15 palm logs that just got cut yesterday sized from 3 to 5 feet and approx. 10 to 12inch thick. How long do I need to wait before trying to carve. Any info would help. Always wanted to start carving but had nothing to work with.

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4WDtiki
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Joined: Aug 03, 2004
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From: Omao, Kauai
Posted: 2011-05-24 10:22 am   Permalink

I've carved them the next day, and I've carved them after they sat for years. It's easier to carve when it's fresh, but there's a better chance it will crack and split.
I suggest start on one now, save the rest for later!
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Whtrash
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Posted: 2011-05-24 8:29 pm   Permalink

Thanks!


 
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pjc5150
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Joined: Jun 01, 2009
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From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2011-05-28 8:46 pm   Permalink

Nice score bro. That's a lot of fan palm.

I have a few that I cut that died last winter & stood, dead & drying, for a year. They're perfect!



 
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Whtrash
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Posted: 2011-05-31 5:23 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the info, I just found out that they are going to cut the rest of the 40
ft palms.


 
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4WDtiki
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From: Omao, Kauai
Posted: 2011-05-31 6:32 pm   Permalink

Well you better get busy!
What part of the world are you in?


 
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Whtrash
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Posted: 2011-06-05 6:44 pm   Permalink

Az, just ordered my carving tools. pfeil-Swiss-made-Brienz-Collection-Set-25-piece

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tikigodz
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Posted: 2011-06-05 8:06 pm   Permalink

exspensive NICE!!!!

 
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Whtrash
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Posted: 2011-06-17 05:43 am   Permalink

Getting ready to buy an electric chain saw, any suggestion.

 
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