Found a good piece of wood today out and about. Brought it home and cut it open. Lots of cool grain patterns inside
I found that crotch wood tends to be unstable but maybe you’ll have better luck.
I have a method I've got it licked
Might be an interesting wood for a banjo pot, ash is quite resonate.
I have 10 pots right now that are ash. Some are very figured with some bark inclusion
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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