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Offline coxy

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« on: September 23, 2016, 08:04:41 PM »
have or do any of you  older gents remember cutting ash novelty wood

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Re: ash
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2016, 09:46:36 PM »
novelty wood? i guess i don't.......veneer. some old folks would request ash cook stove wood.

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« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2016, 04:41:37 AM »
I remember some wanting it for the making of snowshoes and pack baskets.

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« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2016, 07:54:13 AM »
 HiTech never heard of it used for that but I'm shur it was used for many thing   it was cut 8ft L and if I remember right it could not be over 8in d it was used for nick knacks and things  you could not damage the bark or it was de graded    ill have to talk to a few other people and get more info

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Re: ash
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2016, 07:32:00 PM »
I sawed some ash 5/32" and 5/16" thick for a fellow for making shaker boxes.
Is this what you mean by the term novelty wood.
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Re: ash
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2016, 09:57:36 PM »
The sap wood is good for making wooden showshoes and the bent parts of dog sleds.  Quarter sawn is best and some time in the steamer before bending doesn't hurt either.

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Re: ash
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2016, 08:54:09 AM »
I still have not run into some of the older guys that cut it I remember my dad talking about cutting it and piling it in some kind of a wire crib all he told me as it was used for some kind of nick knacks and bowls

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Re: ash
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2016, 12:58:18 PM »
i used to send some soft maple logs to the Norton bat mill...they made novelty 15-18" (?) bats for ball game novelty bats...


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