$15.99 Each
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Live edge basswood slab is ideal for rustic projects.

Bark Edge Basswood Blank

Item #
20671
Rating:
90% of 100

The exposed bark on two edges of this small basswood slab provides a simple, rustic charm for clock faces, stools, craft items and carvings. You can use it with or without the bark edge intact. Size varies approximately 8-10” wide x 12” long. Two faces are planed, but not sanded. Kiln-dried.

(1) Bark Edge Basswood Blank, 8-10''W x 12''L x 5/8'' Thick

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Weight 1.6500
Tech Spec
  • Width: 8-10"
  • Length: 12"
  • Thickness: 5/8"
4.5 / 5.0
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Really good wood for burning projects
This wood was recommended to me as it "burns like butter" according to the wood burning lady. She was right! This was a good way for me to get an idea of how to use the new kit she recommended I get started with. It let me get a feel for how to hold the tool, what the different tips did, how to shade, and so on. On the reverse side, I plan on doing something eventually but for now it's been really good for practicing. Definitely recommend it for burning projects.
This is what it looked like after I got a feel for what I was doing
This is what it looked like after I got a feel for what I was doing
July 7, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Just perfect for the sign that I chip carved for my new grandson. Love the bark on the edge of the wood both top and bottom. The wood itself was very straight and smooth. Very little sanding needed. Wonderful piece of wood for a project.
May 2, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
bought 6 more
Like them ..good deal
January 25, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great product - beautiful live edge.
A little ink and pastel on this wood. Fun to create, great product, great service!
A little ink and pastel on this wood. Fun to create, great product, great service!
August 23, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Quality Blanks.
Good quality blanks. Nice assortment with some very large pieces.
June 15, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Looked great on the project
Looks great on this project
Looks great on this project
June 10, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Nice piece of wood !!
I bought this specifically to make a clock for my motorhome. mine can 12.5" x 12" so a light coat of golden pecan stain and a quartz clock kit and viola !!
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June 7, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Nice carving wood
Great for carving intricate designs.
May 6, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
It was great for wood burning.
December 31, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Good for carving.
Perfect for wood carving by hand and dremel. Using them for Christmas gift projects.
November 13, 2016
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
GOING TO TRY WOOD BURNING
Chris S on Aug 8, 2019
I email Rockler's customer service and asked what wood would be good for wood burning. This is the wood they recommend
SANA T on May 9, 2019
GOING TO TRY WOOD BURNING
Chris S on Aug 8, 2019
My school teacher daughter’s room theme is outdoors. I’m making her a sign.
Susan A on Aug 1, 2019
I email Rockler's customer service and asked what wood would be good for wood burning. This is the wood they recommend
SANA T on May 9, 2019
for a woodburning project
Richard D on Feb 25, 2019
to make something
robert r on Jan 19, 2019
Nice to see kiln dried wood, with bark, available for carving - thanks!
Lionel C on Jan 8, 2019
For a pyrography art piece that I'm going to be working on.
Briana W on Nov 23, 2018
needed it for project
SIDNEY L on Jun 25, 2018
Needed it for a business project.
James S on Feb 12, 2018
Scroll saw work
Cary K on Nov 29, 2017
Looks like great wood to make signs with.
David M on Oct 20, 2017
good material for CNC carving
Bob on Oct 19, 2017
cnc sign making
F.B. Z on Oct 18, 2017
setting up a new CNC and since they're on sale I thought they'd be a good material for the right CNC project
Bob on May 23, 2017
Fantastic price! Most places sell same for$12.00 up.
Lee O on May 22, 2017
Making a clock for my motorhome
Edward C on May 22, 2017
to try on my cnc machine
SIDNEY L on May 20, 2017
50th Wedding Anniversary Plague Project
Tim M on Feb 6, 2017
I have a project requiring this size and type of wood. This is the only one I could find big enough without gluing 2 pcs together. I like the bark being on the plank as well.
David E on Jan 28, 2017
First of all, they were on sale. Second, I wanted them for a certain project I was working on.
Marjory C on Dec 15, 2016
Loved the live edge; basswood is a good medium to carve.
Vicki R on Nov 21, 2016
will use for gift project
herb m on Nov 3, 2016
tHIS BLANK WENT WITH THE WOOD BURNING KIT. I am new to this art.
Bill S on Oct 27, 2016
so cool looking!
Joe S on Oct 17, 2016
very nice finish
rosemarie w on Oct 16, 2016
This is my 1st order I have been told by another carver that this is a good company so I thought this would be a good starting progect
Don G on Aug 23, 2016
To make a sign for my brother as a gift, for his shop.
Susan T on May 27, 2016
Looking to start live edge work and this seems like a nice easy entry point.
Dave M on May 18, 2016
Gift for grandson majoring in wood and art.
Earl B on Mar 21, 2016
Find it perfect for my laser cutting project.
Eric Santiago P on Feb 24, 2016
last minute offer :)
Regina W on Dec 18, 2015
To make CNC sign.
Paul B on Dec 13, 2015
good carving characteristics<br />great rustic look
Mark S on Dec 8, 2015
husband just got started into woodburning, so this is a good piece to try it out
Cheryl W on Dec 8, 2015
I have these lazered to create personal plaques.
Robert L on Dec 5, 2015
I think it looks great, the price is great
Powell K on Dec 4, 2015
whim
howard d on Dec 3, 2015
Woodcarving supply
Toolman on Dec 2, 2015
It´s a pretty piece, and I´ll use it to make a sign.
Fernando A on Nov 30, 2015
I love basswood for laser engraving and I especially like the bark edges. I have purchased these from Rockler in the past and have been very pleased with the quality.
Becky T on Nov 20, 2015
Paid woodburning project
Dennis H on Nov 12, 2015
needed for woodburning project
Steven L. P on Nov 10, 2015
Needed for project.
Dale A on Nov 9, 2015
for a gift
Deborah B on Nov 3, 2015
For intarsa work
Ray S on Sep 8, 2015
For wood burning projects
Mike M on Jul 28, 2015
appealing size although I may trim off bark
richard p on Jul 6, 2015
To use for a sign!
Robert A on May 26, 2015
Present for Family
Paul B on May 7, 2015
For wood carving
Larry B on May 6, 2015
My school teacher daughter’s room theme is outdoors. I’m making her a sign.
Susan A on Aug 1, 2019
for a woodburning project
Richard D on Feb 25, 2019
I would like to create name signs for our horses. Should I apply a clear waterproof coating to protect the signs from outdoor exposure?
Paniolo Ranch on Jul 16, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Boiled Linseed Oil twice a year; once in spring.once in fall
what do you apply to the live edge to protect it and make sure it stays on the slab?
jack c on Jan 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I would probably add some super c-glue.. any clear glue that works on wood.. Matt or shiny.. if the live edge has pores, use the gel glue because it fills voids. Otherwise use the medium thickness and spread it with something hard but flexible like an old credit card or similar.
I am making a cheese board on the double live edge board that I’ll be decorating with acrylic paints. . I’m planning on applying a food safe resin over the decorative paint along with where the paint drips off of some of the live edge. My question is should I resin the live edges along with the other side of the plank? Or, leave the live edges and apply food sale mineral oil on the under side of the plank? Or any other suggestions? Thank you.
Michelle R on Dec 21, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Basswood is to soft to cut anything, I suggest you use a harder wood like maple or any other hard wood
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