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Some Big "O" replicas that I made recently. Hand carved out of paulownia.




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Very nice work! I've been wanting to experiment with different wood types on my baits. Most of what I work with is red cedar.  Is the grain on Paulonia hard to sand smooth? I've heard that it's durable but quite porous. Again, awesome job on these!

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All Eyes, it's a great wood to work with. It carves well and sands smooth. It's slightly harder than balsa but much tougher. No need to over-build like you do with balsa. Water absorbency is low just make sure that you seal it good (as with any wood). Try it and I believe that you'll like it. Oh, and BTW, thanks for the compliment! 

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On 2/1/2018 at 8:53 AM, Lincoya said:

All Eyes, it's a great wood to work with. It carves well and sands smooth. It's slightly harder than balsa but much tougher. No need to over-build like you do with balsa. Water absorbency is low just make sure that you seal it good (as with any wood). Try it and I believe that you'll like it. Oh, and BTW, thanks for the compliment! 

Thanks for the info. I'm curious to get some and try it out. 

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