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Black Ash Basketry Tips, Techniques & Tutorials 

How To Pound A Black Ash Log Into Woodsplints
Simple step by step instructions on how to pound a Black Ash log.

Black Ash Basketry - The Process
Feature article on how to identify and process a black ash log into woodsplints by pounding apart the growth rings.

Black Ash Basketry - The Material
Identifying and selecting a brown ash tree to pound into basketry woodsplint.

Irene Ames Demonstrates Making A Black Ash Basket
See the steps in making a black ash woodsplint basket from scratch in a segment on the Do It Yourself Network.

 

Making a Basket From a Tree
This article authored by Martha Wetherbee first appeared in the publication Fine Woodworking on Bending Wood. It is now available for preview on Google Book Search. The article describes the process of identifying and processing a Black ash tree into splints for basketmaking. It also goes into some detail of how to weave a basket from woodsplint and carve and fit a basket handle. You can also view articles in this same publication about splitting green wood, making a shavehorse and other green wood technologies.

Making A Brown Ash Pack Basket
(link has gone dead, but you may be able to view partial content here)
Photo essay by Bill Mackowski of Old Wolf Outpost demonstrates the process of creating a Brown Ash woodsplint pack basket.

Splitting Ash Woodsplint
Traditional woodworker Peter Follansbee offers a photo essay of the process of splitting ash woodsplint.

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