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    Chestnut pics

    Does anyone have any pics of a peice turned from chestnut? I have some nice chunks that are going to get cut into boards and was wondering what is like for turning and what it might look like.

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    Hi Al, this is Sweet Chestnut UK style.





    And some in work, might give you some more idea of grain patterns.

    http://www.ukworkshop.co.uk/forums/v...ic.php?t=14872
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    Great work as usual Chas!

    Great post over there on the other side of the pond too!

    That Chestnut looks a lot like Beech............

    Cheers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    That Chestnut looks a lot like Beech............
    Cheers!
    More like Ash close up Stuart, growth rings are far more distinct than Beech, and Chestnut is somewhat warmer in colour.



    Chestnut



    Ash



    Beech

    Remember I can only quote what I see in UK grown species in the main.
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    Chas, thanks for the pics and link. I have never seen any form of chestnut other then in tree form. Now I have to go and con my buddy to bring the wood over and stack it for me. I ended up with around 15 nice size chunks(16"L x 19" across) that need to get cut into blanks and two logs 10' long for planks.

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    Ever see Pecan? Looks just like it...

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    Here is a bowl I made using wormy Chestnut from a hand hewn barn beam.
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