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  1. Wood Carving
    We are currently producing thousands of board feet of basswood carving blocks, and have a question regarding defects in the wood. As you probably well know, knots, cracks, wane, and streaks are often unavoidable after basswood logs have been sawed and kiln dried. Now that we are in the final...
  2. Wood Finishing
    Hi guys: I have searched online for this information a lot but still would like to hear more from you guys. I have tried tung oil specifically on four types of wood: basswood, black walnut, hard maple and wenge. The surfaces are sanded from 220 grit up to 400 grit prior to oil...
  3. New Member Introductions
    I need to find lumber yards in or near Westchester, NY that sell basswood and other types of wood for carving. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Will travel for good deals and interesting stores/sales. Thanks!
  4. Wood Finishing
    Hello, my friend and I are refinishing a birch drum with stain and want to go with green to black fade stain. How can we do this and make it look professional?
  5. General Woodworking Discussion
    I was given a large downed Basswood tree. I think basswood is used for alot of things like carving blocks and drawer bottoms, but has anybody used it for furniture or cabinets? The sawyer says the tree should yield approx 250 bd/ft. I figure to have it all cut into 6/4 with centers cut to 4x6...
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