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RAKU® TOOL - A moisture resistant alternative to wood!

RAKU® TOOL MB-0670 for first-class wood carving and sculpting!

Our board material has sparked the interest of a very talented woodcarver.
What he has produced with it looks fabulous!

See for yourself – in the new RAMPF Tooling Solutions Spotlight!

The Application

Production of a cartouche (ornament) – an original design from the Don Bosco Institute in Liège, Belgium.

The BOARD had to meet following requirements:

  • Wood alternative
  • Better weather resistance than wood
  • Easy to carve, saw, and paint
  • Dimensionally stable

The production process:

1. Transfer of the original design onto the board material MB-0670.

2. Cut out with jigsaw. There is no need to apply a lot of pressure as is the case with harder woods.

3. Fix the cartouche on an MDF board with two screws and then create a horizontal level around the convex part of the cartouche using a router.

4. Deep drilling and modeling with wood carving tools.

5. Finishing: tool mark finish (visible cut of the chisel). This finish just looks a little more authentic and suggests more craftsmanship. Sanding will give it a more smooth unnatural look.

Added benefits:
RAKU® TOOL MB-0670 Board



Excellent dimensional stability

Easy to carve, saw, deep cavity mill, sand, paint – even parallel grooves with a V-chisel (burin) remain sharp and do not break off



Fine surface

Good chip formation

Not hygroscopic, moisture resistant, no rotting

Lightweight, yet compact and hard

Product information at a glance


Density 0.67 g/cm3

Further application areas:

  • Master models
  • Master models for composite molds
  • Molds for composite prototype parts
  • Architectural models
  • Wind tunnel models
  • Water channel models 
  • Thermoforming tools for prototypes

Patrick Damiaens – Ornamental & Heraldic Woodcarver:

Modeling with MB-0670 is a dream:
there is no wood structure present,
which means that you do not suffer
from 'cutting against the grain'
or from 'end-grained wood'.
The ability to cut in all directions
makes cutting and shaping
a very easy and smooth process.

Spotlight picture gallery

Project Partners

Scabro B.V.
Blokmakerstraat 9
NL-2222AD Katwijk aan Zee


Patrick Damiaens
Houtornamentist Wood carver
Aan de Lievenheer
B-3680 Maaseik