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Ash Gunnels

Post by woodsy » Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:59 pm

Who needs ash gunnels and/or thwarts? A friend of mine owns a small custom millwork shop here in Northern Wisconsin. He’s made up gunnels for me and a few friends and was wondering if there would be enough of a market to go into full production. He feels like he could easily compete with the retailers he has seen online. If there is a viable market he would explore shipping options. Do you have access to quality ash components at reasonable prices? What do you consider reasonable? Let me know your thoughts and needs.

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Re: Ash Gunnels

Post by Paddle Power » Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:45 pm

It might be helpful to post to other canoeing forums, including canoe restoration sites.
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Re: Ash Gunnels

Post by Sir Adam » Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:43 pm

... and check with Kaz... I'm not sure if he's looking for an additional supplier or not:)
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Re: Ash Gunnels

Post by woodsy » Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:58 am

Thanks, are you reading this Kaz?
Sounds like in the the not too distant future, ash is going the way of royalex. The emerald ash borer is making it’s way across the country and land owners are harvesting their ash while they still can.

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Re: Ash Gunnels

Post by kaz » Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:46 pm

I am reading this, Woodsy. If you were closer, I'd be interested.
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Re: Ash Gunnels

Post by sbroam » Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:45 pm

I'd be interested if I could get longer pieces (17') and shipped reasonably, but that quickly becomes a huge factor in the cost. I've switched to cherry as I can get it locally, at least up to 16'.

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