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  • Spots to harvest cottonwood bark in MN or ND?

    Forgive me, if this is not the right category, new to this forum.
    I've been whittling for a while, and only just recently ordered a handful of gouges(following along Alec Lacasse's course). I went looking for fallen pieces along a river this morning on a walk, none of them were thick enough for...
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  • JD78
    started a topic Getting started

    Getting started

    Hello all, I’ve been scouring this site for days now but figured I would finally ask my what I’m trying to find. Would like to give chainsaw carving a try. I currently only own an older Poulon Pro 2418A. Purchased years ago, runs fine and only used for small cleanups. Have a few questions on whether...
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  • Hand carving a quality gunstock with basic hand tools

    I make gunstocks by hand occasionally and for myself. I am self taught and I use only basic hand tools. Here is a time-lapse video of one being made from scratch. This is part one of two. The second is the application of the hand rubbed oil finish.
    Just wondering if anyone is interested in seeing...
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  • Best wood for hand carving into homemade furniture?

    I'm planning to build a piano stand for my digital keyboard. I've recently gotten into carving and would like to decorate the shelf and sides of the stand with hand-carved designs. Pine seems to chip too easily and isn't the easiest to use my chisels on. Basswood seems hard to find large pieces of lumber,...
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  • 24" diameter straight spruce opportunity

    my name is Trever and i live in Salt Lake City Utah. i am an ISA Certified Arborist and have come across a tree that i feel is exactly what someone might be searching for. is getting removed in 2 weeks and i'm hoping to find someone that can use this straight, very large, spruce

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  • Scotty71
    started a topic Stihl mse170c for chainsaw carving

    Stihl mse170c for chainsaw carving

    Hi all Brand new to chainsaw carving and the forum but eager to get into it!
    my current chainsaw is too big I feel for finer stuff (echo cs510)
    I have got the chance of a really cheap stihl mse170c electric corded saw
    feel electric be alright
    -im in a residential area
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  • Need help in restoring a 6.5' chainsaw eagle

    I purchased a chainsaw eagle from a neighbor. It had been sitting behind her shed for years and has need of restoring. The base is rotting and the one wing is held together with wood screws. I don't know what kind of wood it is and it doesn't appear to have ever had any type of sealer or oil applied...
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  • premiumhugo
    started a topic Gift Ideas

    Gift Ideas

    Hello, I am looking to give my friend, who is a hand carver, a gift. I know nothing about wood carving but want to give a unique and special gift so that they can enjoy carving this wood they might not normally be able to get their hands on. Please give me any and all suggestions.
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  • Pricing Used Tools

    A carving friend of mine passed away recently. His widow would like for me to advise her on pricing his Flexcut knives and gouges. I have always bought my tools new. I use Drake knives and gouges, so I have no insight into the Flexcut world. Is there a rule of thumb for pricing used tools, like % of...
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  • Skeeter135
    started a topic Inherited table

    Inherited table

    Got this in a will. Its a table with carved wolves along the side and a face on the front. It is in very good condition. It is a extremely hand crafted piece of furniture. I dont know anything about it. I herd he paid 7. Don't know if 700 or 7000. I don't even know what kind of wood. Its 44" x...
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  • evan
    started a topic treatment for a dead tree wood

    treatment for a dead tree wood

    Hi

    I get a dead tree wood after typhoon, what kind of wood is it ?
    the center is hard, light color but the skin looks wet.

    14cm diameter, 50 cm long

    I would like to do some scuplture on it.
    what kind of treatment need to work on it ? wood preservation...
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  • Worldlrnr
    started a topic New member with Burl wood questions

    New member with Burl wood questions

    Hi, Glad to be here! I am carving a maple wood Burl Tiger Orchid for a jewelry brooch. I finished yhe carving (1st time using Burl) and realized I needed to use wood hardener. I did this and then resanded the brooch using mineral oil and it really did a great job. What I'm wondering is if I need to...
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    Last edited by Claude; 06-08-2018, 03:21 PM. Reason: corrected typo

  • Seeking Advice - How picky are you with defects? Typical sizes sought after?

    Hello all,

    We are currently producing thousands of board feet of basswood carving blocks, and have a question regarding defects in the wood. As you probably well know, knots, cracks, wane, and streaks are often unavoidable after basswood logs have been sawed and kiln dried. Now that we...
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    Last edited by janishwoodworks; 05-22-2018, 12:14 PM.

  • Basswood Carving Block Production Process

    Hello Everybody,

    I'm new to this forum, but I wanted to share a blog post that gives an in-depth look at the basswood carving block production process. I figured a lot of you would enjoy reading about the work that goes into it. I hope you enjoy.
    This article offers an in-depth explanation of how we produce our basswood carving blocks here at Janish Woodworks, Inc.
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  • New Schaaf tools

    As a new carver, but longtime woodworker, I was looking for some new tools,to start with some relief carving. I bought a 10 chisel/gouge set on Amazon of Schaaf tools. I am very impressed so far with the quality! The are Pfeil look alikes, and feel very good in the hands. The steel seems very good,...
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