|Forum topic by 7Footer||posted 11-19-2013 07:03 PM||553 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
11-19-2013 07:03 PM
A couple months ago I was picking up some scrap lumber from a local hardwood supplier and I came across two pieces of this dark looking wood, the employee told me it was also Ash that had been baked. He said that it still cuts and works like regular Ash but a little bit easier. I’m not sure if when he said ‘baked’, if he meant kiln dried or something different, I’m not super familiar with kiln drying.
I took a couple quick shavings off of it last night and it feels fairly soft, although it is heavy, definitely not as heavy as a regular piece of ash. The darker area of this piece is what I planed, it planed almost effortlessly, I didn’t even have it clamped down, the shavings were still stringy but seemed much softer than ‘un-baked’ ash. Have any of you worked with wood like this? Do you think its too soft to make a tote with?
Sorry for the picture quality I didn’t realize how crappy this one looked when I took it, there is a piece of regular ash behind the dark one to contrast it.
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