birch in UK?
Hey all - just the thread for me at the moment as ive been playing at making one of these, i now see that the bowl is to small really :-(
It still managed to split a little in the handle end - its got a little flat lip not a finger hole handle so didnt think it would have done so its an even littler handle now!
As for drying - bag in the fridge - for how long? Im assuming fridge for a few days to keep it supple while worked, but then where should it go - Im in a flat which does get rather toasty so am just keeping a few bits in bags and hoping...
I was wondering if UK birch is really strong enough - the stuff in Norway i know is much denser and maybe better suited?
Another thing is that i have seen the grain going in all sorts of directions is there a right way, or a strongest way or even a way that is least prone to crack?
And finally ;-)
what have peoplen been carving with - ive been using a mora and hook chistle - not a knife (mainly 'cos i cant sharpen it very well)
So thanks in advance all!
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