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Forum topic by CartersWhittling posted 12-01-2011 03:43 AM 972 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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CartersWhittling

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12-01-2011 03:43 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question ash

Hello. This is a log of ash, I believe, that I got after a beaver chewed it down. It is about 6’ long and averages 8” – 9” round. I thought I would post it and ask what you guys think I should do with it. It has 2 large knots with about 4’ of apparently clear wood. I am thinking just to bandsaw ‘er into a flitch cut, though it isn’t too wide. Any other ideas?


Here you can see the two large knots.


I had to drag the log for some time, so the bark wore off here.

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IrreverentJack

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#1 posted 12-01-2011 02:01 PM

Pound it. Make ash splits for baskets. Check out this video. I’ve never done it, but it seems it would be a nice family project. Lots of how-to videos out there. Good luck. -Jack

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WDHLT15

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#2 posted 12-01-2011 02:43 PM

I like the flitch idea.

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CartersWhittling

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#3 posted 12-01-2011 03:36 PM

That basket video was great, thanks. I am not sure if it will work since the tree was out in the rain and dragged through the mud a little bit. But i’ll try and see.

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CartersWhittling

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#4 posted 12-01-2011 11:38 PM

I decided to strip the bark off, and cross cut the log where one of the knots are. I will bandsaw the longer 4’ section into a flitch cut. I am not sure what to do with the shorter section. Cut into bowl blanks? Cut into blanks for hand planes? Any other ideas?

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Elizabeth

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#5 posted 12-01-2011 11:44 PM

Could you tell me what tools/methods you used to strip the bark off? I have some green maple rounds a foot or two long which I’d like to strip, but have never done it.

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CartersWhittling

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#6 posted 12-02-2011 12:01 AM

I just used my draw knife to slice the bark off. I believe if you cut the log down during spring the bark will often peel right off.

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