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7201 Craig Rd.  Bath, NY  14810  
607-566-8558     garresonlumber@hotmail.com
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Carving Woods
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All carving woods are kiln dried slowly to reduce stress.  All are harvested in the northern part of their range where they grow slowly, resulting in superior working properties.  16/4 lumber is the maximum that can be efficiently kiln dried.  Carvings requiring thicker stock should be laminated.

Basswood - For carvers, we stock 4/4 & 5/4 for relief carving.  The thicker stock, 8/4, 10/4, 12/4, and 16/4 is for larger carvings.  Large pieces are sold by the board foot (see standard inventory listing).  Random blocks are less expensive, approximately $1.75/BF, but measured by the pound - Price is $.95/lb.

Butternut - Considered by many to be the the most beautiful of the northeastern hardwoods, trees large enough to yield good 12/4 and 16/4 are hard to find.  Butternut is similar in hardness to basswood but is a dark brown color with a stronger grain pattern and is usually given a clear finish.  Call for availability.

Carver’s Pack - Basswood carving blocks of various sizes, 2-4 inches thick, 3-9 inches wide and up to around 24 inches long,  depending on what’s in stock.  The CP-30  Carver’s Pack has 30 lbs. of basswood- enough to keep the average carver busy for a long time. For the  real carving addict, the CP-65 has 65 lbs. of basswood. (Call for prices).
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