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I'm after a few lengths of ash to make some net heads. Crucially it MUST be straight grained to prevent splitting when steam bent. There isn't anywhere local where I can select timber so I'm at the mercy of online suppliers. Does anybody have any recommendations?

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Google Home of wood.They are a timber supplier in Rye,Sussex.Specialising in native timbers,they supply woodturners,joiners etc.let them know your needs,I'm sure they will try and help..Alternatively try and find a bowyer(maker of longbows).Ash is often used for longbows and has to be straight grained.

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Grumpy wrote: Sun Dec 05, 2021 11:20 pm Google Home of wood.They are a timber supplier in Rye,Sussex.Specialising in native timbers,they supply woodturners,joiners etc.let them know your needs,I'm sure they will try and help..Alternatively try and find a bowyer(maker of longbows).Ash is often used for longbows and has to be straight grained.
Thanks Grumpy, I'll give them a call. I suspect the postage will be more than the timber!
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I'd give these people a ring:
https://www.barebowarchery.co.uk/timber
Tel-07778790366

or ask them where you might get such items

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Barbelseeker wrote: Fri Dec 10, 2021 2:22 pm I'd give these people a ring:
https://www.barebowarchery.co.uk/timber
Tel-07778790366

or ask them where you might get such items
Will do. Do you happen to know where they are based? I can find no information on thier website.
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Well, I've drawn a blank on that and also when searching long bow materials - it would seem that Estay might give you a lead, if you type Long bow stave bow making - but most materials are Hickory or Bamboo - given the flex in cane rods - might this not be an option to consider?

Alternative - considering going to your local archery club and asking - I'm sure that there may one around Sheffield - you could perhaps consider planning an old disused one down.

Just had a look at2nd hand prices -perhaps out of the question

Try the search term - hunting bow ash backing
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Hickory could be a good choice for your needs.To the best of my knowledge it can be steamed and bent like Ash.Good hunting.

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It might be worth trying Sykes hardwoods in Atherstone, Warks. They aren't all that far from Nottingham ( M1-M42-A5, ), and I've always found them very helpful. I've bought ash from them before.
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