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Re: Body Carving Tutorial - Steve Sanford In reply to
Kristan~

Funny you should ask....

The head and the upper half of the body are from a piece of what is supposed to be Sugar Pine. A good friend bought it for me - and I know it was very expensive - but it has really strong grain; I cannot sand it truly smooth because it has hills and valleys between the hard and soft rings. I've carved Sugar Pine before and it was much more uniform. My guess is that it's really Western White Pine.

I use alot of Eastern White Pine - and never have the grain problem. I generally prefer it to basswood because: it sands more easily (basswood can "fuzz up" when sanded), smells better, and is more of a traditional wood for gunning birds.

The bottom board in the tutorial is a wonderful piece of basswood.

As it is for lots of carvers, finding a good supply of wood is a constant challenge.

All the best,

SJS
Steven Jay Sanford
Pencil Brook Farm
South Cambridge, NY
http://www.stevenjaysanford.com


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Thread Body Carving Tutorial - Steve Sanford Steve Sanford 195987 Apr 14, 2013, 3:34 AM
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