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Old 03-19-2010, 03:13 PM
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Not new to the outdoors but very new to carving. I have questions as I am sure many others do. So, what wood would you consider using for making...
1) A hand carved wooden mallet.
2) A canoe paddle.
3) Drink coaster.
4) Cutting board.
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Old 03-19-2010, 03:42 PM
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Here's my $0.02:
A. Maple
B. Spruce
C. Any nicely figured wood, with cork inlaid in it
D. Maple

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Old 03-19-2010, 06:28 PM
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Here's my two cents worth.
A. Maple, American Beech or Birch
B. White Pine
C. What Claude said
D. Maple, American Beech or Birch
No particular order for A or D
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I agree with Claude.

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Old 03-20-2010, 01:09 PM
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Default Re: What wood would you use for...

1 hickory
2 ash
3 teak
4 maple
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1. Bois de Arc
2. cypress
3. like Claude
4. like Claude

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Old 03-22-2010, 11:34 AM
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Interesting choice for #1, Kelley. That Bois d'Arc would definitely make a nice mallet, assuming you can carve the stuff.
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Cool post, maple cypress and cypress then maple or live oak
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Yes it is very hard wood but the weight makes for a good mallet. I shape it on the lathe first and then carve the handle for grip. I have several in all different sizes.

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1. Lignum Vitae
2. Red cedar
3. Cypress
4. Maple (end grain)
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