English Lime carver's block 430 x 180 x 95mm sawn from kiln dried boards with a planed finish.
Tilia vulgaris from England
Photo is of typical lime carver's blocks.
Lime is widely considered the best wood for woodcarving. The wood is smooth textured and a bland off white colour showing the detail of the carving especially well. It cuts with minimal effort under a sharp gouge or chisel leaving a smooth almost polished surface.