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Adventures In Carving #1: I love Pine, I dislike Pine

12-10-2007 05:55 PM by Buckskin | 8 comments »

I have been teaching myself the art of carving since my wife came home with a copy of “Woodcarving Illustrated” this summer. I started out with a trusty Buck pocket knife and have grown to a Japanese 5 piece detail set and a Flexcut bench knife. Since I am new at this I had not run out and purchased basswood, butternut or anything else. I have a box full of scrap 2×4, 2×2, and 1×2 pine to play with. I have found that pine is way to lose grained for some carvings. I have some scrap red oak in box my box of goodies as well. I have found that I don’t have the time to pump up, to look like Hulk Hogan, to push through the oak. Anyway, this is basic...

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