|Forum topic by rockindavan||posted 12-28-2012 02:47 PM||546 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
12-28-2012 02:47 PM
My brother recently finished another log carving for his wie. He asked me how he should finish the carving to prevent it from splittting like the last one he made.
His first carving was of an eagle. Of course the wood was straight from outside from the firewood supply, wet as can be. He coated it with multiple thick coats of new engine oil(hes a mechanic so it is in great supply, also too cheap to buy actual finishing oil) The eagle dried out and eventually the wings broke off.
Now he carved a few bears and want to know what to finish it with. The carvings are rough, just with a chainsaw. He doesn’t want, or like the look of a smooth carving.
My thoughts are this..
He doesn’t want it to look glossy, but it is going to be outside. The carvings again are nice and wet. Any advice would be appreciated