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Brimming with blanks of various sizes, this box is sure to spark your carver's creativity!

Basswood Carving Blank Assortment, 20 lbs.

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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
Thickness Nominal
Blank Type Wood
Species Basswood
Prop 65 WarningWARNING: Drilling, sawing, sanding or machining wood products can expose you to wood dust, a substance known to the State of California to cause cancer. Avoid inhaling wood dust or use a dust mask or other safeguards for personal protection. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/wood.
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Excellent Value
Great assortment of basswood carving blanks. Excellent value for the money. Far superior to similar blanks found at popular craft stores. Highly recommend to those interested in wood caving and whittling.
September 10, 2019
3 weeks ago
1st time buyer, but not the last
I was pleased about the assortment.
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August 31, 2019
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Nice variety.
Great variety of sizes/lengths. I’m very happy with what was sent.
August 30, 2019
1 month ago
20Lb Basswood Carving Blanks
This is the second time I've ordered this 20Lb Box of Basswood Carving Blanks. I've been very pleased with both.
August 15, 2019
1 month ago
It is great for all from beginners to the old timer.
I liked very much .
August 13, 2019
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Very Pleased!
Better than expected!
August 6, 2019
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
There is enough wood to keep me in carving projects for some time.
When i first saw this i thought the blocks of wood would be too small for carving projects but much to my surprise there is a great variety of blocks of very nice basswood. Would i buy it again? You bet i would.
August 3, 2019
2 months ago
Excellent Gift
Perfect Fathers Day gift for my husband. He now has many sizes to choose from. Shipping was quick and prompt
July 6, 2019
3 months ago
Great for Wood Carving Merit Badge
Worked great for Wood Carving Merit Badge!
I cut the large blocks to more manageable sizes for the scouts to carve neckerchief slides
July 2, 2019
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Pleasantly surprised and overwhelmingly satisfied
I am excited to have found Rockler. The basswood assortment is everything I could have asked for. I will have loads of fun carving now. 5 ? Thank you.
July 1, 2019
4 months ago
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A C on Aug 30, 2019
I am just starting to carve and need the wood to work on.
Chris V on Aug 25, 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 V 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
Want to learn how to carve, thought this would be a good start
Eugene D on Jun 29, 2019
use to make 3-D items (via scrollsaw)
Fuzzy on Jun 26, 2019
Great assortment for a great price
Laura G on Jun 15, 2019
Enjoy wood carving, and it’s my first purchase from your company
Tony D on Jun 13, 2019
This is an excellent value for the amount you receive. Between a wood carving husband and five parrots this box is a big win for eveyone in my home.
Christy S on Jun 12, 2019
Wood Carving Merit Badge
K Scott F on Jun 11, 2019
for her to work with
Lester T on May 25, 2019
Because it seemed like a great price for the amount of product.
Sean K on May 15, 2019
I had purchased it before and it was a good deal. There's enough assorted shapes and sizes to make working with the wood interesting and challenging.
Vernon D on May 8, 2019
Wife and I are starting wood carving This is a good assortment
Tom B on May 7, 2019
Good Deal
Vernon D on Apr 13, 2019
It is really a great deal for the price. This is my first order from you and I pray it won't be the last
ron h on Apr 10, 2019
this is the second box that i have purchased. the product that you receive is good quality wood for carving. i recommend it to anyone that carves.
James S on Apr 8, 2019
Need virity of whittling blocks
Dennis L L on Apr 1, 2019
I liked the reviews I read.
Nancy C on Mar 28, 2019
I am a teacher, I am starting my Lord of the Flies unit. I allow the students to craft their own supply boxes and power objects. Having a variety of sizes is very important to me.
Kacey L on Mar 25, 2019
This is my third box from Rockler. That should say it all. I'm very, very please with this 20lb box of basswood. I've ordered from three other places, and their product was OK, but their product could not come close to this 20lb box. I highly recommend this product from Rockler
ANTHONY W on Mar 11, 2019
My neighbor just started carving because his grandkids gave him a starter carving kit. I'll give him this box to encourage him to keep going.
Richard P on Mar 10, 2019
A fellow carver said to try this product I would be very happy.Thanks it was a quick transaction
Charles A on Feb 28, 2019
Good assortment, value .
Larrys W on Feb 27, 2019
I'm just getting back into whittling and carving. This looked like a good deal and I'm aware that basswood is nice to carve.
Cinda B on Feb 27, 2019
purchased before and loved to do carving with it.
Terry W on Feb 26, 2019
great price on dried wood for carving also a beginner which makes it more of a plus
matthew j on Feb 26, 2019
The large variety of sizes wii enable me to carve a lot of different projects.
Robert W on Feb 17, 2019
shopped for basswood for carving on line.
Suzette U on Feb 16, 2019
Seems like a good sampling of basswood for a beginner carver
David S on Feb 15, 2019
Its a great value
Jacob R on Feb 12, 2019
I carve small animals and basswood is my preferred wood type. This looks like a good assortment of sizes and the reviews were positive!
Jennifer K on Feb 10, 2019
Best value
Steve P on Feb 9, 2019
Good Assortment. Have purchased before.
Jason T on Feb 5, 2019
Because my wife told me to.
John C on Feb 1, 2019
Great price!!
Shawn R on Feb 1, 2019
I like the carved
Barry on Jan 31, 2019
I have bought this before and was happy with the selection of wood for the price
Rio J on Jan 30, 2019
Excellent assortment of wood!
Nancy C on Jan 28, 2019
always need small wood sizes
Paul L on Jan 28, 2019
Try something new
Thomas R on Aug 29, 2019
Carmen V on Aug 23, 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