Filling Cracks

Filling in cracks that naturally occur is part of the process of wood carving. Natural cracks, or checks, is part of the beauty of wood.

Black walnut sculpture left profile
A suggestion from the Internet helped me to achieve a beautiful natural sheen on my newest sculpture, "Enfold", in black walnut wood.
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Closeup of crack in apple wood
This post illustrates how I filled cracks in an applewood sculpture using Elmer's glue, a metal spatula, and wood shavings.
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