It would be hard to find a wood more perfect for carving. A sharp knife or gouge slides through it as if cutting butter. And the finish of a clean cut looks lustrous.
- Because basswood takes fine detail, it's great
for relief, figure, and chip carving.
- Basswood requires control or your carving tool may go further along a stroke than planned.
- Strengthen details subject to breakage with a thinned coat of woodworker's glue (it won't take stain) worked into the wood.
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