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.