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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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.
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.