|Forum topic by story97||posted 06-21-2014 04:01 AM||1105 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
06-21-2014 04:01 AM
I’m still new to this art form, but i love it. Been doing almost exclusively chip carving, and I can’t get enough. But I’m finding a problem.
I order wood from a couple wholesales, but i was wondering, how does one go about keeping wood moist and not letting it dry out before carving?
I notice that when I buy boards by the end of the run they seem dried out, and are harder to carve. When i get a fresh shipment in they are nice and wet. almost to the point you can feel it, and they carve like a hot knife through butter.
Would it help to use a plastic wrap around them? if so should I do it individually or could i wrap like 10 boards in one bunch?
I know there’s got to be a way to keep from losing the moisture in them. at least I hope