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Forum topic by natenaaron posted 11-20-2013 12:13 AM 780 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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natenaaron

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11-20-2013 12:13 AM

I do not live near a place that has any sort of bass wood. I have some tools on order and I am going to start whittlin to pass the time.

Seems like a quiet way to pass the time on the porch.

Where do you folks get your basswood?


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#1 posted 11-20-2013 12:25 AM

I don’t have any basswood, but have a some pintress trees in you are interested.

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#2 posted 11-20-2013 12:26 AM

Never heard of pintress

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#3 posted 11-20-2013 01:53 AM

Hobby stores will carry basswood blocks and cutoffs by the bag. Find them in the modeling section.

-- - Crud. Go tell your mother that I need a Band-aid.

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#4 posted 11-20-2013 02:31 AM

Pintress trees grow close to cedatress trees ;-)

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#5 posted 11-20-2013 02:53 AM

Baghdad lumber in ky has lotrs of kiln dried basswood just ouitside Louisville great lumber mill has ething

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#6 posted 11-20-2013 04:24 AM

Nearest hobby store is a 3 hour drive. Shipping will cost less than gas, food, whatever else the family decides to buy since we are in civilization.

Any one deal with these folks?

http://www.heineckewood.com/roughouts1.htm

or these guys?

https://basswoodman.com/shop/carving-blocks-2/2x2-inch-basswood-blocks/

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#7 posted 11-20-2013 04:55 AM

$31 for a block seems a bit steep! Ebay has lots of blocks.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#8 posted 11-20-2013 05:05 AM

31 dollars for a box. 9 2×4, 18 2×2 etc.

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#9 posted 11-20-2013 05:11 AM

That sounds a lot better ;-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#10 posted 11-20-2013 05:21 PM

Heinecke sells some of the best basswood and are a pleasure to deal with….I buy a lot from them.You do have to pay for shipping unless you buy direct from them at one of the carving shows they attend. They will ship you the wood and bill you later after you recieve it. And you can get custom sizes, if you don’t see what you are looking for on their web site. Most wood from hobby stores doesn’t really carve that well. And most tools from hobby stores don’t carve well either!

-- Mike P., Arkansas, http://mikepounders.weebly.com

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#11 posted 11-20-2013 10:04 PM

Have you asked the guys over at woodbarter.com?

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#12 posted 11-20-2013 10:53 PM

I love to carve santa’s etc and cut my own on our sawmill. I have some 2’‘x2 3/4 ’’ blocks if you are interested. Just need to know how long you want them. I usually cut them 6 ’’ or so for my santa’s. They are quite light to ship. just depends on where you live and how much you want. Let me know if interested.

-- Ted ,Conesus,N.Y.

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#13 posted 11-21-2013 12:16 AM

Ahhhh wood barter. The only site I have been barred from. I registered. Asked some questions, inquired about something someone had advertised and got booted. I am sure it was a mistake but my inquiry was ignored so I did not worry about it.

Ted, I am sending you a PM

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