Blue Ash anybody familiar with this species

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Forum topic by Richard posted 09-21-2010 07:07 AM 1032 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-21-2010 07:07 AM

I bought some lumber from a local sawyer and he said the species was Blue Ash. I tried planing it and had a hard time. I then planed regular white ash, which planed easier. I always thought white ash was the hardest of the ashes. Has anybody worked with Blue Ash and what do you use it for other than for firewood?

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

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#1 posted 09-21-2010 03:21 PM

I have not tried to work blue ash with hand tools, but know it is quite abit harder than white ash. 2030 on the Janka hardeness scale compared to 1320 for white ash.

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#2 posted 02-17-2011 12:55 PM

I found this.

I thought it interesting!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#3 posted 02-17-2011 04:00 PM

Ive done a lot of work with black ash…beautiful wood.

-- New Auburn,WI

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