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Last Activity: 08-30-2020, 01:49 PM
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  • jmischel
    started a topic Keeping bark on wood

    Keeping bark on wood

    I have some large-ish logs (silver maple, 6 to 8 inch diameter) that I want to use as bases for carvings. I'll also carve the logs a bit, but mostly the logs will remain intact. But I want to keep the bark on the logs.

    I know I can use Pentacryl to keep the bark on "cookies,"...
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  • To tell you the truth, Anders, I've hardly used it. Did a little practice board experimenting with different textures, and used it to outline a figure on one carving. And I've burned a few words onto a few pieces (like I wrote "Persuader" on my new hand-made woodworking mallet). So far, I...
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  • One of the legs broke. I tipped the stool over on its side and dropped a 70-lb slab of wood on one leg. Snap! (No, I didn't do that on purpose.) I didn't have another piece of Sycamore, so now it has a leg made from a pine 2x4. I call it Frankenstool.

    Still holds my 200+ pounds just fine...
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  • You misunderstand me, Ed. I do not believe that "money corrupts the purity of art." I have great respect for those who enjoy their art so much, and are good enough at it, that they can make a living doing it. I've been fortunate to have a career in a field (software development) that I really...
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