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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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92% of 100

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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Blank Type Wood
Species Basswood
4.6 / 5.0
228 Reviews
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nice wood love it
November 21, 2019
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
The first two boxes are great. The second two are not what I expected, I am a little surprised they are not any where near as nice as the first batch. The wood is dirty and looks like was pulled in from outside. No where near the quality.
Thank you for asking. Not sure will buy again. Will see.
November 18, 2019
3 weeks ago
Nice assortment of different shapes and sizes. It makes it fun to figure out what to make out of each piece.
November 16, 2019
3 weeks ago
Woodworking Experience:
Good buy when on sale
Most pieces are of acceptable quality. Plenty of larger pieces for bigger projects. Definitely a great buy when on sale for $19.99. I’ve purchased 80lb. over the past two years and haven’t been disappointed.
November 16, 2019
3 weeks ago
Woodworking Experience:
A lot of wood for the money!
If you've ever bought one of those assortment packs of basswood where you only get six to eight small blocks of wood for upwards of $15 or more, you will be amazed at what you get in this 20 lb. assortment. I saw that it was on sale and decided to take a chance and when it arrived, I immediately ordered another one. There's a variety of sizes and every piece that I received is usable. Overall, this is a great deal. Even at regular price. I will definitely be buying this again in the not so near future. I have a lot of wood to carve for the time being.
November 13, 2019
Woodworking Experience:
Great selection
November 8, 2019
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Excellent assortment of carving wood. This is the third time I have ordered and received the 20# package.. Will definitely order again as soon as this material is used up.
Thank you for quality material.
November 7, 2019
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
bass wood box of
This is the box #2 for me. I love the shapes and the price is great.
October 24, 2019
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Arrived in good condition, and 4 days early!
October 16, 2019
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great selection of blanks. Easy carving for the beginner like myself. Shipped out very timely.
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
It is an excellent option to do small wood carving works
Francisco V on Nov 17, 2019
great value
albert S on Nov 15, 2019
It is an excellent option to do small wood carving works
Francisco V on Nov 17, 2019
Absolute bargain!
Valarie T on Nov 16, 2019
great value
albert S on Nov 15, 2019
It works perfectly for the projects that I am making.
William P on Nov 15, 2019
The price is right. Plus I like the quality of your bass wood
Carl Z on Nov 14, 2019
Starting out to do carving
MICHAEL H on Nov 14, 2019
battle last 3 years with cancer discovered I enjoyed carving. This appeared to be a good price purchased two boxes and all wood but one piece was good. So wanted to order two more while on sale.
Tami E on Nov 12, 2019
Great deal and convenient
Jennifer R on Nov 9, 2019
I saw someone else talking about buying it on one of the Facebook's group carving web sites. Showed unloading box he purchased from Rockler. Looked like good deal.
Sheryl A on Nov 9, 2019
My grandaughter loves to whittle and I thought she might enjoy learning to carve
Jim P on Nov 9, 2019
Rockier didn’t have that many choices for carvers...
michael k on Nov 9, 2019
To replace the first box of basswood I bought a couple of years ago. Love it. Have made many projects.<br />Steve
Linda C on Nov 7, 2019
My first time trying to do some hand carving on small projects
sonny on Nov 7, 2019
Great wood for carving and practice.
MIKE A on Nov 6, 2019
I saw another carver mention how good it was
Cynthia M on Nov 6, 2019
Great value
Christine T on Nov 6, 2019
I like the assortment of sizes.
DARCIE B on Nov 6, 2019
it is a great price for the wood you get. I have always got 100% usable stock.
ricky m a on Nov 5, 2019
Cant wait to get the Carving Assortment
George on Nov 5, 2019
I chose this because of all the positive reviews
philip s on Nov 3, 2019
Couldn't pass on this great deal of assorted wood for carving.
Bart T on Nov 2, 2019
Just now starting to do some carving and was looking for Bass wood and come across your site. The amount of wood and various sizes for this price was enough to stop and purchase. Looking forward to starting, thank you for a great way to start!!
Diane W on Oct 31, 2019
I carve a lot and this was a good price
Dave Levee A on Oct 31, 2019
good price for some practice pieces
Gregory W. P on Oct 30, 2019
It's a great assortment of Basswood for me to begin carving with at a great price.
Joel M on Oct 28, 2019
Good value
Joshua W on Oct 25, 2019
Not until I get the product . Thank you
Bill R on Oct 25, 2019
Have had pretty good luck with these as I've ordered several and the price is extremely reasonable. Really appreciate getting good usable wood. Look forward to purchasing more in the very near future.
Ray M on Oct 25, 2019
Very good reviews,good price
terry b on Oct 25, 2019
Purchased a box a few months ago. All the wood was great. Had to recut some blocks to smaller sizes.
Randy B on Oct 22, 2019
Good price
Martin M on Oct 20, 2019
Great carving
CLIFTON K M on Oct 13, 2019
I needed more to keep up my carving things. They keep the eye on imagination and these sizes are great for that.
brent83221 on Oct 3, 2019
I am a beginner wood carver. Wish me luck!
Keith V on Sep 29, 2019
Read good reviews.
Roger W on Sep 18, 2019
I have a couple of projects planned that will require wider dimension wood than I have previously been able to locate elsewhere.
Donald C on Sep 16, 2019
Reviews of friends
A C on Aug 30, 2019
Try something new
Thomas R on Aug 29, 2019
I am just starting to carve and need the wood to work on.
Chris on Aug 25, 2019
Carmen V on Aug 23, 2019
Price n quantity
Don R on Aug 16, 2019
I run a whittling group and we need various pieces of carving wood. I cannot cut wood where the group is - so an assortment is perfect!!
Stacie L on Aug 14, 2019
Friends 80th birthday who is a wood carver.
JEAN A on Jul 23, 2019
Assortment of sizes of wood as well as a good amount of it being offered. Fantastic deal.
Samuel C on Jul 21, 2019
Softer wood
Allen L on Jul 18, 2019
it looks like a good deal.
Karl B on Jul 16, 2019
I am learning to carve small figures. This wood should be perfect.
Aimee E on Jul 15, 2019
What you get for the price! I love rockler products!
Keithon L on Jul 15, 2019
I wanted word for carving and this looked like the best deal.
Lewis A on Jul 15, 2019
Looks like a great deal on 20lbs of carving wood. I'm trying to carry on the family tradition of wood carving. I would be the 3rd generation of woodcarver's. So I'm retired now so I'm going to give it a go. Dabbled in the past but now going to fill some time. If you want to check out the first generation go to the John C. Campbell folk school sight and see the articals on Hope and Glenn Brown. The carvers in that area are known as the brasstown carvers.
Kevin L on Jul 3, 2019
Absolute bargain!
Valarie T on Nov 16, 2019
It works perfectly for the projects that I am making.
William P on Nov 15, 2019
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
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.
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
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