So I don't really anything to do while waiting for these tropical systems to make their way up north, and I really want to try something new, so last night I decided I was going to attempt to make an alaia. My first questions are just about the basic tools and materials needed to shape one:
-What kind of wood should I use, and what size should the blank be?
-What's the best way to seal it? I'm looking for something simple and organic, probably linseed oil if it works well.
-What should I use to sand/shape it it? I'd prefer not to use electric tools on this but can if necessary.
Thanks in advance for the help, I'll keep everyone updated once I get into the whole process.
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Thread: Shaping an Alaia
Shaping an Alaia