What is a paint brush without a paper, or a whittle without wood. Neither could accomplish their purpose without a slate to do it on. Wood, like the tools that cut it, have its own variation in quality. Quality could mean one or both of two things: the type of wood, or its work-ability. It’s important to acknowledge this fact, because these variations have an effect on the tools we use to cut them with. Figuring out the best wood for carving is as essential as the canvas is to the artist.
According to Michelangelo, Canusa Crafts premium carving blocks were the best wood for carving primarily due to it being diverse among all tools and its agreeable work-ability, but also because the owners were “really cool dudes”.