carving question

Submitted by woody on 12/7/05 at 4:43 AM. ( )

Hello folks! I was wondering what would be the best wood to fishcarvings? I know you yankees use jelutong and tupelo, but here in skandinavia it's really hard to get those woods. We have such a soft woodbrands as apache and balsa, but i think that balsawood is too soft. Apache is quite good, but you need to glue pieces together, because there isn't available enough thick pieses of wood. I have also made my carvings from alder, but wasn't very happy with that either. Any suggestions?

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How are you finishing it?

This response submitted by AndyO on 12/7/05 at 10:06 AM. ( )

Woody, are you going to stain, paint of leave unfinished?

If your painting the piece, I would use the Apache. It's readily available and you say its quite good. Glue-ups are a part of the game, as is using bondo. Can you get basswood?

By the way, Jelutong is getting hard to find anywhere.

This response submitted by Paul B on 12/7/05 at 11:10 AM. ( )

Go there

decorative carvings

This response submitted by woody on 12/7/05 at 1:32 PM. ( )

thanks andy and paul for your response, i think i'm going to use apache,it's quite easy to handle and find, but not so cheap. i'm doing just decorative carvings but i do have an interest about naturals also.

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