News for the Carving Community

Haliburton Forest

Mike Thompson of Halliburton Forest Sawmill has a significant inventory of air dried basswood for sale at the following prices and will cut clear block per customer orders.
4″ thick $4/bd ft
5″ thick $5/bd ft
6″ thick $6/bd ft
7″ thick $7/bd ft

Contact Mike at [email protected]

Help Us Identify These Carvings

We’re researching this small chickadee which was carved by W. Walton in the Waterdown, Ontario area about 30 years or so ago.  If anyone has any information on this carver, we’d like to hear more!  Contact us at [email protected]


These carvings were submitted by Janice who is interested in any additional information that she can glean on these sculptures.  Contact us at [email protected]

Butternut Lumber Available

Don has some rough sawn butternut lumber for sale with 8 foot boards by 1 1/4 inch thick and various widths.  Don’s asking $3 a board foot and you can contact him at [email protected]

A Timeless Tip

John Poole submits this gentle reminder that our hands and fingers are to be treasured if we expect to enjoy our hobby for years to come.    A kevlar glove and friction tape to protect fingers from a glancing pass of a knife or chisel are essential accessories to carving.

Basswood Cut-Offs Available

Ted has a load of basswood pieces 4″x6″x4′ as well as smaller pieces 3″x4″x1″ near Stratford that he’d like to sell in a lot.  Contact Ted at [email protected]