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the wood

Postby tjstamp » Sat Jun 16, 2012 1:25 pm

just started to get involved in this and i am just using some red oak that i had to see what happens. the designs come out great but what is a better kind of wood to use? seems like red oak has a lot of air pockets. i guess its called less dense. need a tighter grain. any suggestions. thanks, tom.
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Re: the wood

Postby zeeway » Sat Jun 16, 2012 2:28 pm

My favorite is cherry.

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Re: the wood

Postby Rcnewcomb » Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:07 pm

Hard maple
Bloodwood
Cherry (but I'm allergic)
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Re: the wood

Postby COBOB » Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:21 pm

The woods mentioned are great but I find myself going back to Red Alder a lot. Cuts great and takes a great finish.

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Re: the wood

Postby capnl » Sat Jun 16, 2012 6:37 pm

my favorite is mahogany

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Re: the wood

Postby GaryR6 » Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:05 pm

Truth is most of us will cut almost anything that doesn't move. We might have our favorites, but we get over it if something better shows up in the shop or we haven't had our fix of dust and carving for the day.
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Re: the wood

Postby Leo » Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:07 pm

Yep - I cut just about anything that does not move.

I do like Cherry.
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Re: the wood

Postby Rcnewcomb » Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:00 am

Just remember, it's the art, not the material that people appreciate
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Re: the wood

Postby Ms Wolffie » Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:10 am

Just remember, it's the art, not the material that people appreciate

LOOOOVE it.

Don't tell me you did it on the CNC 8)
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Re: the wood

Postby graffix11 » Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:35 am

that is cool, nice job. did you have to scan it? or is it by hand?
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