Monday, April 4, 2011
Whittlin Harmony #5 Whittlin Wood
You ever grill up a nice lookin steak only to find it tough? Well, don't be surprised if you pick up a nice looking piece of Basswood, only to find it too hard, or too soft. What to do when this happens? Personally, with the steak, I just cut it up into smaller pieces and chew the crap out of it. But with Basswood, when I come across a piece that is not the way I like it, I throw it into a box for other uses at another time; like when I am compeletly out of wood to whittle/carve. Remember, time is short and whittlin is supposed to be fun. There's no sense in fightin a hard or stringy piece of Basswood. Even from the best suppliers you may get a bum piece of Basswood.