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    At Wal-Mart I bought a slab of basswood about 5/8"thickness. It is a hard or soft wood. What size and kind of blade would be best to cut it.

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    It's very soft even-grained wood - easy to cut. I just cut a fretwork design out of one of those slabs using a FD-SR #1 blade and it cut like butter...
    Ian

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      Basswood is one of the softest, lightest woods available. It is often used by modelers due to its light weight and by carvers since cuts so easily.

      I would say you can use just about any blade you want, but smaller, less aggressive blades will give you more control.
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