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    Yes this is the same buckeye that produced the nut that your grandad kept in his pocket for luck . Just wondering if anyone has ever carved it and what you can tell me about its carving properties
    Thanks for your help

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    Re: Buckeye

    It carves like bass, but has a lot of gray streaks.

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    • #3
      Re: Buckeye

      If you knife/chisel carve, finishing is no problem.Some of the stuff that I have sanded had fuzz problems.Rate of contraction different from basswood, did a big swan one time, bass on bottom,buckeye on top...Hollowed out to release stress.. If it faces to your right, small seam crack, to your left,one inch seam crack...Never joined dis-similar woods since then,,,Worst part is that my wife uses the darn thing for a decoration, and I have to pass it several times a day...........

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      • #4
        Re: Buckeye

        It's generally harder than basswood and less uniform in appearance and carving characteristics. A couple of my friends carved some, thinking it was basswood, and did some serious cussing before they figured out they'd been fooled.

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