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Slabbed a little ash this weekend
#169391 January 23rd, 2007 at 03:57 PM
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Hey all, winters on a downhill slide now. We heat with wood, and when there's a nice piece of wood for something other than burning, I try to make good use of it. My pops wanted some ash for ax handles so here are the slabs he'll be getting in the spring, 2-1/4"x11"x44". The milling is done with a chainsaw mounted milling attachment.

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Stay warm.

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#169392 January 23rd, 2007 at 04:05 PM
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I'm sure he'll love getting that to work with!!!

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#169393 January 24th, 2007 at 02:27 PM
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Originally posted by woodchuck:
Hey all, winters on a downhill slide now. We heat with wood, and when there's a nice piece of wood for something other than burning, I try to make good use of it.
That's some beautiful wood you have there....

My father and I always sifted thru the wood,
and would eyeball a piece of wood here and there..
Mostly we'd find pieces' of wood for the gardens..

But love looking over the wood to see what we can/could find... cool

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#169394 January 24th, 2007 at 02:30 PM
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That wood has such a pretty grain to it - what kind is it?

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#169395 January 24th, 2007 at 05:06 PM
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Originally posted by plants 'n pots:
That wood has such a pretty grain to it - what kind is it?
That would be Ash.

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#169396 January 24th, 2007 at 05:38 PM
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ooops - I did read that - thanks!

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#169397 January 24th, 2007 at 05:53 PM
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How long does it take you to make one handle??????

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#169398 January 24th, 2007 at 06:16 PM
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That wood is very nice! I cnnot wait to see the finished pieces.

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#169399 January 24th, 2007 at 07:27 PM
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Originally posted by plants 'n pots:
ooops - I did read that - thanks!
That's alright, someone may have thought I was being rhetorical with my thread title. lala

Weezie; the wood needs to dry to a 16% moisture content before it will remain stable enough to work with, most of the shrinkage is done by then, after that it shouldn't take more than a couple hours using power and hand tools.

My dad is making them though, I am just providing the wood in a size he can work with, turning 80 next month, says it's time to slow down a little, oughta see his garden and fruit trees.

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#169400 January 24th, 2007 at 09:09 PM
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Originally posted by woodchuck:
Weezie; My dad is making them though, I am just providing the wood in a size he can work with, turning 80 next month, says it's time to slow down a little, oughta see his garden and fruit trees.
Wish we could see some pictures...
You know them gardener's that have been gardening for a bunch of years, always have
THE BEST TRICKS, TIPS AND TECHNIQUES'..
and I am always willing to hear and listen to
what they have to say and what they do...

?Got any pictures? wink
(of garden and would love to see the finished
product of that handle thumbup )

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#169401 January 24th, 2007 at 11:03 PM
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I'll see him in the spring sometime, to give him the wood, if I go up after the frost period for him I'll see what's growing. He has some old pics from when I was a sprout, maybe scanning them would work.


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