woodcutting blocks are made of kiln dried select soft maple.
The wood is chosen for it's tight wood grain, ease of carving and
ability to hold the image during printing. Planks of maple are
edge jointed perfectly strait and glued with waterproof glue,
dimensioned to .918 inches thick (letterpress height), then finely
sanded on top and bottom leaving two surfaces for woodcutting and
printmaking. Wood cut block can be printed by hand or in a letter press.