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Author Topic: Good for carving?  (Read 864 times)

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Offline arborboon

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Good for carving?
« on: May 16, 2016, 02:17:45 PM »
Tree I cut down in SE Texas. Beech, yellowwood, other? Smooth, painted bark. pale yellow wood. smooth tooth leaves. i think compound. I dont know if it was opposite or alternate. I think opposite.

I need to know if it is good for carving esp. knife handles.

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Re: Good for carving?
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2016, 11:23:40 AM »
Leaves, flowers and fruits would be helpful.
Manage 80 acre tree farm in central Missouri and Mesquite timber and about a gozillion saguaros in Arizona.

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Re: Good for carving?
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2016, 03:14:23 PM »
Bark looks like maple

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Re: Good for carving?
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2016, 09:22:51 PM »
I'm guessing some kind of beech. I guess you can make any kind of knife handle from any kind of wood, but don't know what kind of detail you want to carve in. Might as well try some and see what happens.

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Re: Good for carving?
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2016, 12:34:08 PM »
American Beech. It ranges to SE Texas.
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Re: Good for carving?
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2016, 02:50:19 PM »
Bark looks like sweetbay magnolia.  What it in a wet location and have a waxy leaf
If it was easy everybody would be doing it


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