Chess Bishop - Ash Wood, 6"

This chess bishop was made to order for a newly called LDS Bishop. The finish is Mylands Friction Polish, a shellac-based finish that dries and hardens while the lathe is spinning. The wood is ash. Ash is a hard wood, with a high strength-to-weight ratio, making it a popular choice for baseball bats. It's also used for all sorts of fine woodwork, for tool handles, and for guitar bodies, known for a light, sustained tone. It also has been used for bowls since it has no odor or taste. The grain is similar to oak, with open grain along the rings, but without the radial chatter lines that make oak so distinctive in cross section. Culturally, ash was used to repel snakes, using the leaves, or by drawing a circle around yourself on the ground with a stick. Call me crazy, but I don't think it will work.

These jumbo chess pieces are fun - they make a striking gift. Thanks for the order, George! Price as shown: $20.00.

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