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Shardwoods for Carvings Polishing


#1

has anyone got any advice on hardwoods I can use for polishing
carvings? Specifically jaspers, some opal.


#2

Hi there,

I have tried quite a few hardwoods and find that Maple seems to work
just as well as anything else. I usually go to Home Depot and buy
their “thins” in 1/8" and 1/4" and use a hole saw to cut out the
sizes I need. The other thing that works well is to try the wooden
toy accessory dept of the lumber yards. They have all sorts of shapes
and sizes of wheels etc. that can be used.

Gerry


#3

Hello!

The other thing that works well is to try the wooden toy accessory
dept of the lumber yards. They have all sorts of shapes and sizes
of wheels etc. that can be used. 

Thanks for the advice. What’s the wooden toy accessory department?

Thank you,
Susannah


#4

Hi There!,

Most lumber yards or specialty wood suppliers have a dept where
people that make wooden toys can buy things like wheels, axels and
other accessories to make their toys. These pieces are very cheap, in
the.10 to $2.00 range and come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Many
of them can be used by drilling a hole for a mandrel and others can
be used by threading them on to a 1/4" rod and then chucking into
your mandrel.

Let me know if you need a better explanation.

If you would like to see some of my carvings you can go to
http://gkoshman.sasktelwebsite.net

Thanks
Gerry