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post-3607-0-70798800-1362130079.jpgFound Wood is both cheaper and more exciting than bought / machined wood. The design stage has an extra element in it as the shape of the carvable wood is set for you, but once you have got your head round this there is no difference to the carving process.

For example, The Splits was carved out of a whole beech tree. The legs from roots, the trunk from the trunk and the arms and head from branches. If you wanted to carve this from sawn timber, you would worry about short grain. As a part of a talk I give, I hold the carving by a leg and bang it on the table. I am using the strength of the wood to my advantage

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