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Chestnut and Cherry Segmented Bowl # 131

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Project by drbyte posted 2658 days ago 955 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The top rim is true wormy American Chestnut, from a very old log cabin that was torn down here in WV. It is getting so rare to find a good piece now that it is totally extinct. The 2nd ring down is Black Cherry and the third ring down is Wild Cherry. The bottom is Black Cherry. This bowl was done in exchange for some small pieces of cherry from and older gentleman in this area, a true master woodworker who is now too ill to be in the shop at all. He misses it so much. I made this for he and his wife and am also making him and his son a matched set of pens from the Chestnut.

-- Dennis, WV





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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 2658 days ago

special projects indeed!! I love hearing the stories behind beautiful pieces of work

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Karson

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#2 posted 2658 days ago

Very nice. Their are a lot of wood stored in barns and workshops that is going unused because the owners don’t want to part of it, but can’t work it anymore.

A trade is a fair way of maybe getting some of it and letting them get the pleasure of it also.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Chip

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#3 posted 2658 days ago

Nice stuff Dennis. I was just reading an article about chestnut. A new “disease free” strain is starting to be grown but I’m afraid we won’t be working any of it in our lifetimes… still at least 50+ years away from harvestable. Still, I have always loved the look of the wormy stuff still sparcely available. Beautiful work for a very noble reason. Thanks for sharing it with us.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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Karson

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#4 posted 2658 days ago

Chip: I’ve also read about some area of the country where the Chestnut tried didn’t die. So that may also be natures version of a disease free strain. Because I’ve seen new Chestnut wood for sale from those trees.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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dennis mitchell

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#5 posted 2658 days ago

Nice work and good story.

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scottb

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#6 posted 2658 days ago

Very nice… good that you could give some of that back too.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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PanamaJack

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#7 posted 2658 days ago

That one goodlookin’ bowl. Great story line.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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oscorner

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#8 posted 2658 days ago

Spectacular bowl! I’m glad you were able to get your hands on some true wormy American Chestnut.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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drbyte

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#9 posted 2658 days ago

Thanks for the kudos guys. It’s great to be around people who appreciate the plight of the American Chestnut.

-- Dennis, WV

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David

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#10 posted 2658 days ago

Dennis – nice project . I really like the wood choices and the story.

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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