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Tom Lewis
02-28-2009, 10:50 PM
What would one expect to pay for a block of pine 4" x 4" x 9"? The block has straight grain and very few knots. I am new to carving and don't know much about it. Thanks.

Mike Henderson
02-28-2009, 11:01 PM
Around here sugar pine goes for about $4/bf, if I remember from the last time I bought some. I remember it wasn't that expensive. You have about one board foot so I'd pay about $5 for it. Unless there's something really unusual about it, or you don't have any other source.


Johnm Chase
03-04-2009, 5:39 PM
Interesting choice of wood...What did you have in mind to carve?

randall rosenthal
03-04-2009, 8:14 PM
pine is the only wood i have used for the last 5 years. i buy it in 16 foot lengths but 5 dollars sounds about right to me.

Phillip Bogle
03-06-2009, 1:54 AM
I started on a variety of woods but when I went to basswood to get my technique down I was happier. Just a thought. Other woods look nicer when you finish the piece but for me I found it easier to learn control and proportions on a softer wood.