I just wanna re-inforce what Chris has said........what we
call 'Basswood' here, they call 'Limewood' in GB.
It's basically the same tree, just a different name, growing in a
What WE call Sycamore, They call 'Lace wood' (look at the pretty lacy
patterns on a face of wood from our Sycamore, and you'll understand
What THEY call 'Sycamore' We call Maple.
Quite frankly, 'Lime' or 'Bass' makes no logical sense on the first
one, since there seems no reason to call it either.
Folk here in the States make Basswood sound like a dirty word, if
they're a woodworker......as if it's not a 'real' wood (frankly, it's
the same way I speak of Balsa wood, that disgusting stuff used for
model airplanes,....but it works good for that....)
Basswood is Great stuff !!!
Yeah, it's softer than maple (heck, Most woods I carve with,
are 'softer than maple, even my beloved Black walnut and Cherry
wood....I don't care what the charts may say,......I flatly refuse to
Ever carve on another piece of Maple wood, if I can help it, for the
rest of my life,.......she says, as 4 pieces of maple await the
carver's knife downstairs,......sorry,......it can't be helped, it
was all I had to use for a special commission that would do what
needed doing,.....doesn't mean I'm going to enjoy it,.....in fact, if
it can't be done, I'm giving them their money back, rather than
endure the aggrivation of trying to do the job.......
Shara, aka Asa of the Wood
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> Basswood is period for GB. Just call it Lime. Same Same.
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