Boxwood is great stuff; there’s no other wood I’ve found that holds
detail like it does. It really does act a lot like ivory, although
the color’s different, of course. I had a hard time finding any for
my own carving projects, so I ended up importing some from Turkey.
This turned out to be a monumental hassle, but it did ultimately
arrive, and it’s high-quality stuff. If you want small quantities of
it, I’ll sell it for $20/lb, one pound minimum, plus shipping. It’s
in small logs from about 2" to 5" diameter.