Select from a range of popular timbers in useful sizes.
The ideal timbers for carving are Lime, Agba and Tulipwood, which are listed elsewhere, these are attractive timbers cut into useful block sizes for a variety of uses.The selection is small but more are being added all the time, check back for more options.<
Tulipwood, firmer than lime, gives a courser texture off the tool, white with a greenish tinge, fun to carve with a nice feel as it cuts. Used for Rocking horses. A budget carving timber (called Poplar in the US)
Beech, again firm but precise to carve, suitable for smaller more detailed carvings, the pinkness may suit portraiture.
Cherry. at the upper end of firmness however it cuts well and takes fine detail, for very detailed carvings the slowing effect of the density can help, a very attractive timber.
Black Walnut, harder to carve than the, now virtually unobtainable European variety. This does carve and is very attractive but is possibly too dense for most people, machines well and is very popular for architectural model making.