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Hi it’s nice to carve but just will not last outside but for anything inside it’s like lime and have a look at what Grinlin Gibbons carved with lime it’s totaly stunning 

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Lime is the usual carving wood, which also will rot fast outdoors.  Can you get good detail on poplar like you can with Lime?  I would like to think you can, but I have a feeling it is a much courser more fibrousy timber.  Any thoughts?  Is fibrousy a word???!!

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A lot of Americans carve it, maybe it lasts better over there.
Usually very wet in and smelly.
Won't last long without chemical preservative treatment. Quite woolly, terrible to sand unless really dry.

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