Product Code: ASHSB_MST
Ash Spindle Blanks
Fraxinus excelsior. Air and kiln dried.
All dimensions shown are in inches (length x square).
Widespread throughout the UK, Ash is our strongest timber in terms of tensile strength.
Many butts have a core stained by 'black heart' otherwise known as 'olive'.
Many of our blanks do contain a proportion of olive stain which has a firmer turning texture than white Ash. Large butts not uncommon - large platter blanks are often available.
The texture of the timber is slightly coarse. The timber is also ring porous, so is ideally suited for the use of coloured patinating waxes, even lime waxing. Finishes very well with Finishing Oils (3 to 4 coats and a buff of wax creates a deep lustre) and will take the high shine from lacquers etc.
A popular wood for many uses and the favourite wood for tool handles.
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