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Tricks of the Trade Where To Get WoodThe types of wood that I use to carve with are basswood, willow, butternut, and black walnut.Rather than buying kilndried wood, I go as directly to the source as possible.
I approach all the tree service businesses in my area; tell them about my interest in carving; and ask them to let me know when there may be a tree being removed that I might use.Fortunately, the types of wood I carve are not good firewood.
Consequently, the tree people are usually quite willing to give it to me - most often for free, but sometimes with a little compensation, far below the cost of kiln-dried wood.Of course, unlike kiln-dried, wood from such sources is usually fresh cut and green (i.
e.having a high water content).That doesn't bother me though, because I prefer to carve green wood.I will tell you more about carving green wood in an upcoming article.Does It Take Long To Sand a Sculpture?I have always disliked sanding, because it creates a lot of fine dust, and it can consume a lot of time.
When you do have to sand, use a dust mask to protect your lungs, and...