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    At least I got something from the show - gloat

    There was a lady at the show who asked me how I got my wood, and I explained my collecting methods. She explained she had an ash limb down in her yard, and she took my card. Well, last night she called. So this morning I went and grabbed what I could. To my joy it was a large limb, and the tree itself was 3 feet in diameter up to the main crotch!! It's got beautiful coloring, with a dark center surrounded by a rosy area. The largest pieces are 13" in diameter.

    Question: Does ash make good NE forms?

    Hutch
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    Nice haul!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Hutchinson View Post
    Question: Does ash make good NE forms?

    Hutch
    Hutch, I don't know about the answer to your question, but I think you have enough there to find out. Take a look at Bruce Forrest's gallery at AAW. He works with ash quite a bit.

    I guess you did score big time at the show...maybe no sales, but a huge load of free wood. Congrats.
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    That's money right there, buddy. Congrats on the haul.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Hutchinson View Post
    Question: Does ash make good NE forms?
    Hutch
    I don't know the answer, either but I would sure have fun finding out with that haul. Ya done good.
    Cody


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    Excited!

    Yeah, I definitely have to try an NE bowl. Also, I can't wait to dig into it and see what that coloration looks like!

    Hutch

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    Score !

    Ash does indeed make for nice NE bowls. It usually keeps its bark pretty well in my limited experience. It is certainly worth a try anyway. Have fun !
    Don Orr

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    very nice wood

    you will have fun with all that wood that is for sure........

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