Re: [MedievalSawdust] Re: Capstan Table
- View SourceI've used ash quite a lot, especially for beds, where the
stiffness-to-weight ratio really counts. I like it a lot. It carves
pretty well too. I especially like the heartwood, which often displays
some interesting color variation, but is hard to find as most people
want the pure-white stuff (which I find bland). It does take stain
It can be tricky stuff to plane, though. Grain reversals on the faces
cause a lot of tearout. Need really sharp tools. (What else is new!)
> You might want to try Ash too. Nice stuff to work with, though I
> haven't tried carving it yet, and it's at the lighter end of the
> hardwood spectrum.
- View SourceI've made all my crossbow stocks from white ash. It is as hard as oak but rots and stain if it is put on wet ground.James Cunningham
- View SourceColin wrote:
> Yes, it's an inside joke. And, like all jokes,But the explaination lets us unworthy rabble feel a little more
> it isn't funny when you explain it.
included. Thank you for taking the time.