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Item 50W78

Basswood 4" x 8" x 18"

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Basswood (Tilia americana) is a fairly soft wood, preferred for carving and is easy to work. Grown in Canada and USA. Fine straight grain material with an even texture and little contrast between...

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Basswood (Tilia americana) is a fairly soft wood, preferred for carving and is easy to work. Grown in Canada and USA. 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 carving similarities to European lime (Tilia vulgaris). Basswood is an off-white, almost cream colored, tending towards very light brown. It holds carving detail very well. The wood has no characteristic odor or taste. It seldom warps after seasoning, making it close to ideal for larger pieces, as well as great for smaller carvings. Larger blocks are sawn to +/- 1/4" of size listed, smaller blocks +/- 1/8". Spindle stock (1-1/2" - 2") dimensions are +/- 1/8". Grain runs with the longest dimension.



  • 4" x 8" x 18"
  • 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.

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It’s the time of year when the air turns crisp and the colors abound in nature to inspire ideas as the holiday spirit starts to come alive with creativity in woodshops everywhere.  When we think of Autumn, the aromatic flavors of fall fill the air with pumpkin pies, apple desserts, canning for the upcoming winter months, kids playing in leaf piles, bonfires and sawdust!  Fall festivals with homemade goods featuring crafts and hot apple cider begin to pop up in many communities.  Many types of woodworking projects can also be found, like these pumpkin creations by woodworker, turner and carver, Rex Kenyon.  We asked Rex to create two different style pumpkins, one for Halloween and one for Thanksgiving, and here is what he came up with.  You’ve got to take a serious close-up look at these pumpkins shown left to determine if they indeed are fruit or wood!  How did Rex make these come to life?  Let’s find out!

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    Good buy

    It's a piece of wood. It carved well.

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