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Ash lumber uses in 1800s

Discussion in 'Trivia' started by Kenzen, Mar 31, 2017.

  1. Kenzen

    Kenzen ArboristSite Lurker

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    Am a forester in one of the national parks and we have EAB and have treated them, but some declined and died anyway. So now some have been cut down and left on the ground, found several 10' straight logs and was wanting to know if anybody knows what uses they had in the 1800s.
     
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    Ash was used for boat oars......no leathers were needed
     
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    I missed that part in my education. How ever i have milled a couple logs that each ran about 38" diameter. The ash i milled drys with a minimum of cupping down the length around the pith. The 1st @100" long were leaned against a telephone pole, long edge horizontal. T he bit later find are bout 50" & leaned as it grew against a fence. Both are moving very little from drying effect, 1/4 sawn live edge white oak has moved worse.
    I am using 2" thick for bench top with 3" legs from same log. Cut a blank out for heavy old hatchet handle to replace one in it. Cabinets in Lowes are made from the inexpensive kiln dried ash. Don't know if that is $.02 worth but cost ya naught (-;
     
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    And baseball bats.....
     
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    Tool handles. Wagon spokes and rims (hubs were elm).
     
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