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Both because you're new to carving and due to the results you're getting I'm going to presume you're relatively inexperienced in sharpening too, so the sharpness of your edges will most definitely have some bearing on what you're experiencing. Now, some variation between the surfaces created when you cut with and against the grain is perfectly normal and ...


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Since you intend to paint it you can use whatever is cheapest. The caveat is the cheaper stuff is usually the softest (e.g pine, poplar, etc.) and isn't necessarily the pretty stuff. Although it's a matter of personal tastes and preferences. In my part of the world, sassafrass is pretty cheap right now ($2.60/bf) and pretty good to work with. Where you are, ...


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You can use anything, pretty much. I mean you wouldn't want to use balsa but anything you'd typically find for sale in a lumber yard that you might consider making furniture from — including pine and even some types of spruce — will do you. I'm thinking poplar might be a good choice Poplar is a good choice. It's often the go-to pick for paint-grade work ...


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Can this be done with an LCD monitor? That'll depends on the monitor and what results you expect. It's worth thinking about how the effect works. I see it as a version of the theatrical scrim effect, where a fabric (scrim) with a very open weave is suspended in front of a scene. When the scene behind it is dark and the scrim is lit from the front, the ...


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Probably not. LED technology is a single point of super bright light (some of which is visible to humans) which diffuses nicely. LEDs emit light. LCD is not a technology that typically emits light. LCDs reflect light, and it is this contrast between a separate light source and the segments reflecting the light or not that give us the intelligence. They ...


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I'm doubting if the small frame (the base) is big enough to avoid the bed from flipping if you stand/sit on the border. Do not stand on the border! For adult sitting on edge this looks ok to me, weight of bed base + matress should be sufficient for bed to be stable. But without knowing person's weight it is guesswork. You will have to build it and test to ...


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