How Nice Ash Planes are made: A Big Ash load

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Blog entry by rhett posted 04-11-2013 06:46 PM 6234 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It starts with wood, ash to be exact, grown and logged here in Kentucky. This is one of the rare occassions you go out looking for a big ash.

Here we see Holger, the logger, cutting lengths of ash down to size. His crew drops marked trees and drags them out to stage. After they are seperated by species, they are cut to the sizes ordered.

With the help of a CAT, logs are carefully loaded. Chech out that fat ash on the trailer!

Next stop, the sawmill…..

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#1 posted 04-11-2013 07:24 PM

Nice trees; I have some ash trees in my woods (not that big); have to bring some home…

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#2 posted 04-12-2013 03:48 AM


the spoils of a bug

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#3 posted 04-13-2013 01:09 AM

This is the side of making planes one rarely sees…thanks for the insight!

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#4 posted 04-13-2013 01:36 AM

some of the first trees I cut with my mill were ash. Its some nice lumber.

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