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    Ok, so i'm not a complete beginner, but i've only really used pine.

    I'm looking to carve a christmas gift for my mom in the form of a statuette. in a deep brown shade. I have no idea what hard woods of 'hazlenut-shell' color will be suitable.

    any advice on which woods and at what price they are found would be much appreciated. If you could also say how easily available they are i would be indebted to you.

    [glow=red,2,300][shadow=red,left,300][move]THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! [/move][/shadow][/glow]

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    Re: Small statuette

    Forgot to add, this statuette will be about half a meter tall and 20-30 centimeteres across in a swan-like shape.


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