Ash Bowl Blanks 78mm
European Ash, Fraxinus excelsior
All of our Ash blanks are kiln dried. Widely distributed throughout Europe, Ash is commonly used as sports goods and tool handles, its toughness and flexibility is ideal for these purposes. If it is streaked with irregular dark markings it is called 'Olive Ash'. It has a rather coarse texture, but may be well figured. It works well and is a great timber to experiment with stains, Chestnut Products produce a range of rainbow colours that can work wonders with Ash.
Every bowl blank has a small dimple in the centre on one face taking away any guess work when preparing for the lathe. All our bowl blanks are supplied sawn with the edge sealed with hot wax to reduce the chance of the wood absorbing moisture if stored in damp conditions.