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Forum topic by whitedogone posted 12-12-2019 02:03 AM 312 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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whitedogone

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12-12-2019 02:03 AM

So, I have a couple Linden – basswood saw logs to mill while I have a mill here doing some cherry. What size should I slice it in? I can use it for drawer boxes and such, but maybe could pettle some to cravers. I have a bandsaw that I can resaw later if needed.


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#1 posted 12-14-2019 12:05 AM

Carvers could use 3” x 3” x 6” basswood and 1/2” pieces for bas relief work.

-- No PHD just a DD214 Lubbock Texas

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#2 posted 12-15-2019 03:13 AM

Thanks Jim! I may just mill some 3 1/2” slabs and get it air drying.

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#3 posted 12-15-2019 06:08 PM

It is not clear where you are. Northern basswood is prefered by most carvers. Shipping cost can be prohibitive for some potential wood buyers depending on their location.
I consider myself to be a “craver” but I limit that to food.

-- Phil Allin - There are mountain climbers and people who talk about climbing mountains. The climbers have "selfies" at the summit!

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#4 posted 12-15-2019 06:32 PM

Yes, better to leave it in slabs for the carvers.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 12-15-2019 09:53 PM

I’m in Central Illinois. Easy enough to leave it in 3+” slabs. Except for getting it off mill.

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