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A couple dozen carved buttons from Cherry.
-- Mike, Western New York
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#1 posted 07-01-2013 04:44 AM
very nice what are they going to be used for or are they just for sale.
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#2 posted 07-01-2013 08:29 AM
how do you dry branch without cracks?
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#3 posted 07-01-2013 10:54 AM
They were actually a special order from a customer and are going into the mail today. To dry them without cracking I carve them green or as close to it as I can. Half the black actually checked on me before I finished and this was all I could get. Fortunatly it is a few more than requested. Once they are carved I let them dry out in a little pile of the carving chips for a few days and then soak in flax seed oil.
#4 posted 07-01-2013 06:50 PM
great idea with the saw dust, never would’ve thought of that.
#5 posted 07-02-2013 08:04 AM
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