Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'wormy chestnut'

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Wormy Chestnut Shaker Chest (was linen press) #1: Milling the stock

02-17-2012 02:37 PM by Bertha | 33 comments »

I was fortunate enough to buy a few hundered board feet of wormy chestnut from a fellow in the woods of West Virginia. I figure there’s 150 to 200bf usable. Metal detected and got (hopefully) all the metal out.. .I stickered it to 11% and began the laborious process of jointing (PM 6” w/ Global knives) and resawing it (3tpi Lenox hook on 20” Rockwell). While I’m waiting on a new bandsaw blade (made it about 100bf), I think I’ve got enough wood to start the botto...

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My Hidden Treasure Find

10-02-2009 02:44 AM by makingitmine | 4 comments »

I bought an Old oldold dresser/chest for $300.We sanded and discovered after research and tons of comparisons that I have an old chest or drawers made of “wormy” chestnut! Which I believe to be unique from what i have researched. The dresser is not made with screws, nails and or any modern methods of “nailing”. It is old fashioned tongue and grove, wooden “nails” or pegs and very old skeleten key locks for each drawer. It also has a “hidden”...

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