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01-05-2010 10:46 PM

Topic tags/keywords: wood driftwood

Was just curious if anyone has worked with driftwood? Can you cut it(sounds silly, but it is turning to stone)? It just looks like it would be so pretty, but don’t want to ruin my tools.

-- Jen loves wood!

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#1 posted 01-06-2010 03:54 AM

Most of the driftwood work that I have seen has been done using sanders or carbide cutters. The wood is usually full of sand and even small rocks and would easily ruin any cutting blades that you used on it. I personally would not use any tool other than a sander on any driftwood that I would decide to work on.

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#2 posted 01-08-2010 08:28 AM

Thanks, Glen. Was pretty sure it wasn’t a good idea, carbide cutters is that the same as a hand grind or more of like a grout-removal bit.
Was just wanting to use some driftwood accents in a couple of things.
Any tips on where to see some driftwood work?

Thanks again.

-- Jen loves wood!

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#3 posted 01-08-2010 05:09 PM

Hi Jen, I’ve done some, you can scan through my projects, here are a few;

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I’ve never had any noticable effect on my tools, although I probably have less valuable tools than most.

I do wash and scrub most and then let dry really well… Feel free to message me any other questions you may have . Good Luck.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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