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Today I implemented a few tips I've been given in the past from two different long time carvers and they are worthy of being passed on I believe:
1. For a filler, a less visable attachment of two different woods and/or the repair of removing too much wood in a carving, mix 5-6 minute epoxy with the particular wood's sawdust you are using and apply in a timely manner. Also, a different wood's sawdust, to change the coloring of the wood you are carving in a recessed area is interesting too. (For example, I used apple wood for the body and then added black walnut dust + epoxy to the area above and around the nose of a groundhog I was carving. The dark nose was attached seperately, made out of walnut also. Did the feet and eyes out of black walnut too. Finished it with linseed oil for an interesting look. )
2. To do hair, fur or feathers, you can use two of the thin emory cutoff wheels (#409), putting a spacer in between them on a mandrel (I used a smaller wheel I had broken down to size for a spacer - may want to even try three wheels at a time with spacer in between them) and then use a medium speed, say 20,000 rpms, to touch lightly to the wood you are wanting to texturize.