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Basswood - 4" x 8" x 18"

Item 50W78
Model 4\" X 8\" X 18\"

$52.50

Estimated Ship Date June 3, 2022

Basswood (Tilia americana) is fine, straight grain material with an even texture and little contrast between early and late wood. Creamy white in color and lighter in weight than the related European Lime. Easy to work, being very soft and light. Perhaps one of the most suitable wood...

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Basswood (Tilia americana) is fine, straight grain material with an even texture and little contrast between early and late wood. Creamy white in color and lighter in weight than the related European Lime. Easy to work, being very soft and light. Perhaps one of the most suitable wood species for hand carving. For the true woodworker, there is nothing more important than creating a project from the right wood stock. Common uses of include carvings, lumber, musical instruments (electric guitar bodies), veneer, plywood, and wood pulp and fiber products.

Features:

  • Fairly soft, preferred wood for carving
  • Creamy white color
  • Glues and finishes well
  • Native to USA and Canada

Specifications:

  • Thickness: 4"
  • Width: 8"
  • Length: 18"

What's Included:

  • (1) Basswood - 4" x 8" x 18" Wood Carving Stock

Notes:

  • Wood is a product of nature, and as such, no two pieces are alike to start with, the same wood growing in different locales can vary greatly even though it is the exact same species.
  • Due to the nature of wood movement, shrinkage and expansion are possible. Please measure each piece carefully before starting any project.
  • Cut from quality, kiln-dried stock. The grain runs with the longest dimension.
  • Thin Stock is sawn to +/- 1/8" of the listed size.
  • Carving and Turning Blocks are sawn to +/- 1/4" of the listed size.
  • Plywood sizes are nominal, the dimensions are +/- 1/8" of the listed size.
  • Larger blocks are sawn to +/- 1/4" of the listed size.
  • Smaller blocks are sawn to +/- 1/8" of the listed size.
  • Spindle stock, or stock that is 1-1/2" - 2" wide is sawn to +/-1/8" of the listed size.

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    Good buy

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

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