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Old 03-15-2012, 12:53 PM   #1
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Hey guys im from the UK and would love to make wooden jewerly for myself and friends, family and to sell as a hobby. i wanna make pendents, wooden rings.

i have a dremel, i absolutly love the smell of burnt wood. can anyone give me tips on types of wood, using dye to change colour of the wood grain and such.

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You can use any type of wood for carving if you have a dremel. If you are making patterns in wood, you might want to use woods that don't have a lot of grain, like basswood, maple or walnut. Other good woods for carving are cherry, myrtlewood, poplar, birch, or apple. I would stay away from porous woods like oak and hickory.

As for dyes, anything will work. They have dyes on the market that are good for just wood, but I find that boiled onion skins, beets, blueberries and most other colored fruits and vegetables will get you there, too. It all depends on what you want to do.
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Cedar is another great wood for carving. The shavings smell great and you can recycle them and make closet hang-ups or use them as mulch.
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Oh yes, I forgot cedar and sugar pine.
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Good luck with your wood crafts! I'd like to try making some wooden pendants myself, I may have to go buy a dremel soon and give it a try
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And if you use natural dyes like fruits etc. it will really help you brand yourself and get a good following. Good luck, and post some pics here so we can see!
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