Carving Project Many Carvers Believe That To Carve They Need Dry Wood But I Ask How Long Are You Prepared To Wait
Carving project many carvers believe that to carve they need dry wood but i ask how long are you prepared to wait is article about Magazine bookmarked by harold with ID 13928857379 was uploaded on 27-04-2019 and has been viewed 93,009 times.
Carving Green Wood Illustration by Mike Del Rizzo I have had black walnut that was stored in a barn, out of any weather, for more than 20 years.When I started to carve it, the wood was still wet only 2" from the outside.
My method is to get rid of as much wood as possible while it is wet, because you don't care about that part of the wood anyway.The more wood you remove the less water there will be in the log and the less likelihood it will crack.
Then, during the carving process, the task remains to control the distribution of water inside the wood.The cracking of wet wood is reasonably easy to prevent if one understands why it happens.In this regard, it is interesting to note that most carvers know to seal the end of logs to inhibit cracking.
Perhaps it isn't clear why this helps.Consider a piece of wood as a container filled with water.If the container shrinks too much, the water inside will burst the sides or spill over.Think of the outside of a log as that container.
If it dries, it will shrink.If it shrinks too much, the volume...