when ash is metioned, it seems to always be generalized, not ever
speaking of the various ash options. my thoughts go to black ash
fraxinus negra, which grows mostly in the upper midwest, northen area of
the U.S. for those that have never seen black ash it's on my website
also sawn wood can be bent provided care is used in the sawing process,
log must be shimmed to follow the gain, i have sawn everything from
barrel staves, oak boat ribs
to maple banjo hoops.