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Re: Ash splint baskets

Postby nic » Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:05 am

If you Google treadle hammer you will get a good idea. You could make it with a wooden frame very easily. its not that much more powerful but you have both hands free and you can easily change legs if you get tired. My guess is that you would want a fairly light weight. Maybe just an old sledge hammer on a pivot. If it is too heavy it will be slow and I guess you want lots of light , well placed blows.
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Re: Ash splint baskets

Postby Kirby » Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:23 am

That's great, thanks nic.
Now I just need the time to make one...
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Re: Ash splint baskets

Postby steve tomlin » Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:40 pm

hi Kirby,
Your baskets look great. I pounded some ash last year, just to prove that it would work with english ash. Is there a book with the basket patterns that you could recommend?
thanks,
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Re: Ash splint baskets

Postby Kirby » Sun Jun 23, 2013 12:18 pm

Hi Steve,

I would recommend Jonathan kline's book 'black ash baskets' it has lots of clear photos and a fair few different projects.
Might need to import it from America tho.
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Re: Ash splint baskets

Postby steve tomlin » Sun Jun 23, 2013 5:14 pm

thanks Kirby, I found the book on amazon

Is the Candle Basket project from the book the same as you made on the course with Jamin, I love the look of that one

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Re: Ash splint baskets

Postby Kirby » Sun Jun 23, 2013 6:31 pm

Hi Steve

The candle basket does differ slightly from the one I made with Jamin, but not much. The base size is slightly different. In the book it's a 5x4 base, the one i made on the course has a 3x9 base
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