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Basswood Carving Blank Assortment, 20 lbs.

Brimming with blanks of various sizes, this box is sure to spark your carver's creativity!
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Take advantage of this great value on quality carving stock, hand-picked by our lumber experts. It's valued at more than $40 if blanks purchased separately. A carver's delight! This lightweight, soft hardwood cuts easily and cleanly with and against the grain. It is preferred by master carvers and perfect for beginners! You'll carve project after project with this 20 lb. assortment of random-size, pre-cut Basswood blanks.

(1) Basswood Carving Blank Assortment, 20 lbs
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Manufacturer Part Number 20LBBOBCB
Weight 20.0000
Tech Spec
  • Sizes range from 3/4" to 4" thick and 3" to 18" long.
  • Hand-selected for clear, tight grain.
  • Resists splitting.
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Width Nominal
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Blank Type Wood
Species Basswood
4.6 / 5.0
282 Reviews
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Basswood 20 piece set
Good amount of sizes to do all my smaller carving products
June 3, 2020
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Excellente product
Good service
May 26, 2020
2 months ago
Boosswood carving blank box.
Excellent I love it.
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May 18, 2020
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
It’s all good
April 16, 2020
3 months ago
Great assortment!
This is my first bulk purchase of Basswood and couldn't be more pleased. Impressive assortment of sizes and possibilities for future projects. The wood seems to be of high quality and very carvable. Package arrived on time and was well packed.
Let the wood chips fly!
Let the wood chips fly!
April 15, 2020
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Heck of a better deal than online
First, it got here to Illinois in 2 days instead of the 7 to 10 business days. Which was awesome. I opened the box and removed what little bit of packing peanuts there was and was pleased with what I got. It all looks like quality wood and all are in different sizes. I received a bit more larger sizes than I was expecting but that is also why I have a saw. Some pieces I do plan to trim down and some need some sanding but overall I am very pleased. A couple still had a bit of bark but at least one of those because it was more plank shape I'm going to leave it for aesthetic reasons. It was definitely a better deal than the largest bulk I saw on online which was 26 dollars front pounds of various hard woods in various shapes.
April 4, 2020
Woodworking Experience:
20 lbs. basswood cut offs
These were exactly what I needed for the small projects I am making. I needed thicker pieces for some parts and when i needed smaller thickness I was able to resaw to size. Basswood takes paint nicely and sands to a smooth finish easily. These toys I am making will be great.
March 29, 2020
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
JUst what I needed ...
This assortment box was delivered today. I've gone through every piece and couldn't be more satisfied. I have a 10" Rikon band saw that will help me size some of the pieces but the assortment of lengths and widths will help my carving skills (not great yet.)
March 17, 2020
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
I got this as he get for my brother-in-law who has to wait for the wood he gets for free to dry out. This has been a life saver for this Winter time for him. He absolutely loves it! Thank you!
February 3, 2020
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great deal, lots, and variety!
My son is enjoying all the wood he has to whittle, and it's been perfect for his beginner skills. We bought two boxes to eliminate shipping, so he has a lot to work with and a variety of sizes. A great deal I couldn't find anywhere else!
January 26, 2020
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Just starting out and bass wood seems to be the natural choice for small projects
Richard D on Jun 28, 2020
Best price I could find from a reliable source
Vernon P on Jun 20, 2020
Just starting out and bass wood seems to be the natural choice for small projects
Richard D on Jun 28, 2020
A start to keep me busy this summer amd fall.
Steve F on Jun 27, 2020
Best price I could find from a reliable source
Vernon P on Jun 20, 2020
Need some carving wood and this seems like a good deal
Nancy C on Jun 17, 2020
To help my sons learn to use a knife properly.
Jason S on Jun 17, 2020
Birthday gift for my husband
LuLaRoe W on May 24, 2020
for carving
Alberto Estrella on May 20, 2020
I love to whittle and to be honest have only been doing it for a few months. However, it is ridiculous the wood found in stores. In my opinion it’s more tailored to relief carving than whittling
Cody W on Apr 19, 2020
Due to COVID I can’t go into a store to just shop and check wood pieces out. This assortment of pieces seem to be a good option for multiple projects and keep me busy until I can hit the stores to pick out wood!
Greg G on Apr 19, 2020
The spoon carving book that I am using recommends beginning with basswood. Since I am stuck at home, <br />this is the perfect opportunity to have this wood sent to me.
Lynn F on Apr 16, 2020
Much more wood for the price than other sellers and wanted a variety of sizes to try different projects.
Donald E on Apr 15, 2020
Want to try carving
sean w on Apr 10, 2020
My grandfather and great great grandfather were/are wood carvers. I am looking into whittling and my Grandpa recommend starting with basswood. This was the only site I could find basswood in a nice variety of large blocks. Thank you!
Heather M on Apr 9, 2020
I love working with basswood. This is a great buy.
Kathryn E on Apr 6, 2020
I choose this carving blank, because in this way I can spend time at home. Doing something fun to avoid going out of home to prevent Covid-19 exposing. 😅😅😅
Jose Z on Apr 5, 2020
Kids out of school, spring and summer, teach them how to carve
Jim E on Apr 3, 2020
Decided that wood carving is a good way to pass the Covid-19 enforced home stay. I have had good luck in the far distant past with basswood for small carving projects
John A on Mar 30, 2020
i am a beginner carver in the Hudson Valley Wood Carver Club in NY. Due to coronavirus will will not be meetiong for a while.I need wood to do little projects.
Thomas S on Mar 23, 2020
Bought before, need more carving wood.
Charles A on Mar 14, 2020
I know this is a softer wood and it’s hard to find.
Soonerfan on Mar 13, 2020
Looking to start carving caricatures larger than I have been doing ... maybe even try a cowboy
BIGJEEPMAN on Mar 10, 2020
Great buy and great variety of sizes for lots of creative possibilities!
Alfred C on Feb 26, 2020
Best deal on basswood. Absolute.
Brandon on Jan 17, 2020
I picked. basswood because it is easy to carve<br />We have ordered this wood from you before and were comlletely satisfied
Mandalee H on Jan 15, 2020
well so far it looks like a great deal . there were a lot of good reviews
paul g on Jan 10, 2020
New carver
Kathy L on Jan 9, 2020
Husband wants to learn a new hobby.
Jane L on Jan 3, 2020
I want to give hand carving and spoon making a try.
Brenda N on Jan 1, 2020
To have a variety of carving blocks
Carolyn T on Jan 1, 2020
Ran out of wood and no place to buy here
William Timmerman R on Dec 31, 2019
Shawn E on Dec 30, 2019
My husband received a woodworking kit for Christmas and wanted basswood to start with. I live not far from Rockler in Bridgeton, MO, so looked this up online. When this product was not available in store, I ordered it.
Laura C on Dec 29, 2019
This product was a good buy for the money and had many different sizes.
Patricia K on Dec 29, 2019
My brother-in-law has taken up woodwork. Finding wood to work with has been hard, so I thought this would be a good gift.
J A on Dec 29, 2019
I read a post on Facebook
Frank B on Dec 27, 2019
I carve.
Thomas G on Dec 27, 2019
soft wood for carving creations.
april ninahuanca H on Dec 26, 2019
I'm new to wood carving and basswood is very easy to work with.
sonny on Dec 26, 2019
great amount of wood
michael p on Dec 23, 2019
Good buy
Johnny on Dec 23, 2019
Looks like a nice selection and I'm looking for plenty of practice pieces this coming year!
Katrina M on Dec 22, 2019
Looks like a good deal to start carving with
Bernard K on Dec 19, 2019
My Dad got into woodcarving more after my Mom passed away to help keep his mind busy. I chose this product because he has had a hard time finding Basswood where he lives and I thought this would be a great addition to his Christmas gift. Gives him a variety to choose from.
Dana T on Dec 18, 2019
Allows me to work with a softer wood that I have not tried to carve with so far. Good price.
Phillip B on Dec 18, 2019
Have gotten this before for my husband and he really enjoyed the variety
Tony D on Dec 16, 2019
T H on Dec 16, 2019
I liked that it appears you get various sizes to work with.
Alicia R on Dec 15, 2019
Because I’m starting out with wood carving and this looks like a good assortment that will give me options to be creative.
Yisroel M on Dec 14, 2019
Saw it on A web site
Michael C on Dec 14, 2019
My sister & I are going to experiment with wood carving and this is an amazing price on an assortment of Basswood blanks.
Julie Priola P on Dec 14, 2019
A start to keep me busy this summer amd fall.
Steve F on Jun 27, 2020
Need some carving wood and this seems like a good deal
Nancy C on Jun 17, 2020
Is the wood treated? I'm looking for wood that would be safe to make a toy for a two year old child.
Matt C on Nov 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: this box of basswood is not treated! The box has great selections of various sizes. Most of the pieces are fairly smooth, but is is all natural, nothing treated. Will most likely purchase another box in the near future. I just started doing some wood carving. This wood would definitely be okay for toy making.
I need 4"×14" and30" long
Danny J on Feb 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: In my assortment, none were that big. Nothing approaching 14" or 30",all much smaller.
Are these blocks faced on 4 sides?
Deborah B on Nov 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: There was a wide variety of sizes and shapes. Some were S4S, but there were a few with bark left on one surface. I guess it's like a box of chocolates..........

However, it does give a lot of material to work with. Let your creativity out!
How many pieces come in the box?
Garrett on May 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I bought this a couple of years ago. I am under the impression that each box is different, but the product photo is pretty accurate to what I received. The wood is good quality. I'd have preferred some larger cuts.
Is the wood dried?
Tj M on Jan 30, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes it is and easy to work with. I have been using it for years and have been very satisfied, especially with the various sizes as well as the price.
Is this northern or southern basswood? Where is the source?
Aiden V on May 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Our Basswood is northern
My husband has ordered this 20 lb. random pieces of basswood several times. The last box he got had an abundance of small pieces and a lot of 2 1/2Inches by 12 inches. Can they put a better mixture of sizes?
Andra D on Sep 9, 2019
BEST ANSWER: They are random, so I guess you should expect some variance in the randomness.
I am new to turning wood, or using a lathe, my friend has one and he hardwood is good for turning (he lives in a different state). Has anyone tried this with a lathe, if so how did this work out?
Jackie S on Aug 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This type of wood is not meant for Lathe work, It's used for wood carving. You could use it on the lathe But your tools will have to be extremely sharp And even there you will probably have a lot of tear-out Because of how soft it is.
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