Gary VonKuster sent in this story and a picture of the fun he and Mel Genge had with a Green Ash log.
Mel Genge was rummaging around in his garage and came upon a nice sized log of Green Ash. Ah, a nice green ash bowl he thought but when he picked it up it had a large crack right in the middle. He threw it on the ground and as the song kind of goes from the Beverly Hillbillies – up came a couple of Green Ash pepper mills. A little bit of work on his bandsaw and he had two 3 inch square by 12 inch pepper mill blanks. He turned one and gave me the other piece and I just had to make a pepper mill too seeing as how not so long ago we had worked on a pepper mill video. I decided to make a 6oz pepper mill as there was a knot just above where the top is so I didn’t think I could get a 10oz without a little bit of trouble. Mel’s is going to Nova Scotia. Mine might be staying home.