Woodcraft Woodshop - Basswood 2" x 4" x 12"
Basswood (Tilia americana) is fine straight grain material with an even texture and little contrast between early and late wood. Europeans sometimes call it American lime because it bears some...
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- 2" x 4" x 12"
- Straight grain
- Great carving stock
Due to the nature of wood movement, shrinkage and expansion are possible. Please measure each piece carefully before starting any project.
Wood is a product of nature, and as such, no two pieces are alike to start with, while the same wood growing in different locales can vary greatly even though it is the exact same species.
Thin Stock. The thin stock is cut to size from quality, kiln-dried stock. Dimensions are +/- 1/8" of size listed.
Carving and Turning Blocks. Blocks are sawn to +/- ¼" of size listed.
Plywood. Sizes are nominal. Dimensions are +/- 1/8" of size listed.
Articles & Blogs
World’s Master Carver, Ernest “Mooney” Warther, Part 2 – Whittling Basswood Pliers with David Warther
This is part 2 on the World’s Master Carver, Ernest “Mooney” Warther and his family. To see Part 1, click here. In that blog, we mentioned that Mooney and Freida had 5 children. One of which is the late David Warther (below). Dave and his wife had 4 boys, Dale, Dave Jr., Dan and the youngest, Mark who operates the Warther Museum today. The 3rd and 4th generation Warther family does many things for their community, and especially each visiting child to the Warther Museum.
If you are looking for some good, clean fun, soap carving may become your next obsession. Carving instructor and author Janet Bolyard uses inexpensive soap and some handmade tools to teach basic carving skills in a less intimidating way than traditional methods. With a new book out in September – “Complete Guide to Soap Carving” – Janet has made it her mission to encourage soap carving and inspire creativity in young and old alike.