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#1 posted 08-05-2017 10:46 AM

Rough carving green wood to a uniform thickness say 1” will allow the wood to dry in a couple months and ready for final carving.

Lot depends upon diameter of a stump, wood species, style or design, and removing the pith. Close grain dense wood dries slower than open grain wood.

So splitting the stump in half, removing the pith with chain saw or craving it away beofore carving will reduce splitting or craking.

Wood turners do this all the time.

-- Bill

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