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Anyone live in western wisconsin?
Looking for someplace to buy basswood for carving.
The places i go to don't carry it.
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Bellforest wood products online. They carry basswood and tons of other species.

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Where are you in western Wisconsin? My local Rockler store always has a bunch of basswood in a variety of sizes for carving. Are you near any of the Rockler stores in Minnesota?

You can always order it through the mail. Basswood is relatively light.
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I order my small pieces of bass wood from Quality Hardwoods in West VA. they have an ebay store and sell in some large lots or small lots. Kiln dried and milled to almost perfect dimensions, which may not matter to you. I make Christmas ornaments and having uniform pieces to put on the lathe makes it easier to make "production runs" of items.
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How is basswood for turning on a lathe?
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It's one of the softest of the hard woods. Turns great! As usual, keep your tools sharp.

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Anyone live in western wisconsin?
Looking for someplace to buy basswood for carving.
The places i go to don't carry it.

I have used these guys with good results: http://www.heineckewood.com
and they are in Wisconsin

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