Woodcraft Woodshop - Basswood Grab Box
Basswood Grab box contains approximately 10 lbs. (5-1/2+ bd. ft.) of various sized pieces of (Tilia americana). Fine straight grain material with an even texture and little contrast between early...
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• A carver's delight
• 1-1/4" minimal thickness
• Cuts easily and cleanly with and against the grain
• Preferred by master carvers and perfect for beginners
• Take advantage of this great value on quality 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.
Good variation in wood size and quality
Good wood for beginner/intermediate wood carver. Excellent quality and good variation in wood sizes.
scrap to carve
I'm beginning to carve. This is great material to start practice on. The only thing I did not like was discoloration in a couple pieces.
Grab box works for me
The wood is of good quality and appropriate sizes with lots of variable sizes for variable projects.
Great assortment of blank sizes
Grab and go
I can grab a piece and start carving. Shape determines parameters and focus.
Pretty much what i expected
The wood came really fast and was pretty much exactly like the picture, clean and straight cut basswood. It had many varying lengths and widths. Except the thickest they got were 2", I was hoping i'd get at least a couple 4" thick ones cause i cant do a whole lot with such thin wood.
Good Quality Basswood
Good grab box
I ordered this so that I could make block prints with the wood. It has since proven to be up to the task.
THE PRODUCT IS JUST AS IT WAS DESCRIBED.
Frist Class Product
All the Basswood Blocks in the grab bag were of good size, and thickness. A couple were bigger then I thought they would be. [...] The best part they were of good working size and the grain of the wood was for the most part all going the same way, with no splits or cracks
I use this stuff for whittling or carving. Caged balls, chains, etc. I thought they were good choices of shape and size.
So Great I ordered more. Good quality for the carver who likes variety wood. Would recommend
i ordered 2 boxes of basswood. the wood was inferior quality cracked and broken. i bought a box at the vetura store and it was great. this wood was not woodcraft quality
Cracked, splintered, knotted-a real mess
The grab-box I received looked nothing like the photo on the website. Every piece was rough and splintered. The large ones had deep cracks that ran through the whole piece, and one was spray-painted blue. This was a box of scrap, of unusable off-cuts. Not recommended.
Basswood Surprise Box
I like the sizes I received but the wood was much more dense and harder than I expected. Much will be utilized for other items other than carving. Will Get-t-done but will take much longer and hard on knives.
Poor Quality & Bait and Switch
Although Woodcraft replaced the stained piece of wood carving I endevored to ask for mort as: The amount of wood in picture did not come close to what I got (7 pieces of various sizes) One Piece had a blue stain on it which made it useless to me.
the box of basswood was filled with good carving wood. In the past I have had to return the boxes I have received because of poor wood quality; pieces were rotted or split. I have asked that the boxes be inspected before being sent to me, but it made no difference in the quality sent. This box was a winner.
Very nice selection for whittling and woodcarving. Better pieces than expected.
I was pleasantly surprised!
I expected to receive a box full of small pieces, but surprisingly the majority were medium to large pieces. Useful for many "real" carving projects. I hope I can get another assortment like this!
I bought this box of basswood for use in whittling. It has a great variety and none of the pieces can be considered too small. The box contained various sizes of blocks for the most part. There were a couple nice boards I may try to chip carve.
Value priced Basswood
Used for carving blanks or parts of large carvings.
Just what I wanted. Great.
The sizes are perfect for my carving projects.