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Jan 13, 2021 - 2:53:39 PM
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17 posts since 6/18/2018

Found a good piece of wood today out and about. Brought it home and cut it open. Lots of cool grain patterns inside

Jan 13, 2021 - 3:25:20 PM



466 posts since 8/13/2015

I found that crotch wood tends to be unstable but maybe you’ll have better luck.

Jan 13, 2021 - 3:39:21 PM
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17 posts since 6/18/2018

I have a method I've got it licked

Jan 14, 2021 - 4:40:45 AM

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1480 posts since 11/7/2010

Might be an interesting wood for a banjo pot, ash is quite resonate.

Jan 14, 2021 - 10:26:24 PM

17 posts since 6/18/2018

I have 10 pots right now that are ash. Some are very figured with some bark inclusion

Jan 15, 2021 - 6:00:57 AM
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13284 posts since 8/30/2006

I use Ash for rims. If you have ten, show us a few.

Another thread recently mentioned using limb crotches for boat construction, so they seem to be pretty stable under that application.

My feeling is the wood is still alive, I asked an older hangout member:
"What is the curly for?" "The curly is for her strength."
"What is the quilting for?" "The quilting is her stretch marks."

I'll bet someone here has a $40,000 root ball right there on the property.
It was a male/female thing for me after that. Too few women participate here, tinkering is not always a male trait.

I think you are on a good path, keep going. Bark on?

Plant two trees now.

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