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I have carved for a no. of years working in cherry and walnut. I would like to try portrait burning and wondered which woods would work the best (no grain) and where could I fine that wood? I bought some thin smooth plywood from Home Depot, but still caught the burner( Detailer) tips. Thanks!!!
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I have carved for a no. of years working in cherry and walnut. I would like to try portrait burning and wondered which woods would work the best (no grain) and where could I fine that wood? I bought some thin smooth plywood from Home Depot, but still caught the burner( Detailer) tips. Thanks!!!

The best wood for woodburning is basswood,next baltic birch ply,maple is hard and still can give good results. Stay away from pine because of the large amount of resin. Check my web page. Most of my burnings are on baltic birch 1/8 or 1/4 " thick.

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If you can find it also beech has a nice clear board or even sassafras and will smell nice burning.

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Never done any woodburning, sounds very interesting

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