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Project by TheWoodYogi posted 04-14-2017 07:23 PM 1981 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I turned this Tealight Candle Holder from a piece of Spalted Horse Chestnut.

-- Wood Yogi - Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. - Swami Sivananda





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Rick M

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#1 posted 04-14-2017 08:20 PM

Wow, that is some beautiful wood, nice turning.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#2 posted 04-14-2017 08:32 PM

Thanks Rick :) I’m starting to work through a stack of this wood that was supposed to go to the fire pile. After turning a couple of pieces, it will be prepared for various blanks for the many projects I have in mind.

-- Wood Yogi - Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. - Swami Sivananda

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#3 posted 04-14-2017 09:11 PM

Real nice wood!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#4 posted 04-14-2017 09:19 PM

Spalted Horse Chestnut? ... never heard of it it looks OK so off I go researching what it is.

Firstly Spalted I know of it and have some Spalted Walnut …a very striking feature in wood.

So looking for the Horse Chestnut now, my Mom had a Chestnut mare horse many years ago and it was a great looking horse!

First up I find some interesting information

European Horse-Chestnut

Plant
Aesculus hippocastanum is a species of flowering plant in the soapberry and lychee family Sapindaceae. It is a large deciduous, synoecious tree, commonly known as horse-chestnut or conker tree.

Scientific name: Aesculus hippocastanum
Conservation status: Near Threatened (Population decreasing) Encyclopedia of Life
Rank: Species
Higher classification: Buckeyes
Did you know: An extract of horse chestnut seeds or leaves may have medicinal benefits. owlcation.com

Now I remember the term conker from school days and throwing them at each other!

Looking further I find a nice picture.

Back to your project

Not forgetting that your project was simple and well presented which and attracted my attention in the first place, I see you are in Europe so you should not be be too hard to track down, and then find the surgeon, lasoo the tree and drag it back home so I can make something as impressive.

To think you were going to burn it !! perish the thought!!

I wonder why only horses eat them …may be they know of the medical aspects and havent let on

How does it work?
Horse chestnut contains a substance that thins the blood. It also makes it harder for fluid to leak out of veins and capillaries and weakly promotes fluid loss through the urine to help prevent water retention

-- Regards Robert

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TheWoodYogi

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#5 posted 04-14-2017 09:47 PM

Hi Robert :)

Yes the good old Conker Tree. This was the first small piece I picked up and certainly not the most figured. Unfortunately, we had a couple of huge old trees that had been attacked by Horse chestnut leaf miner (Cameraria ohridella) and needed to come down. About 1 metre across the base of the trunk. I’m in Latvia, but originally from England. If you had a long enough Lasso, you would be welcome to some of it :D

Good for Varicose Veins also.

-- Wood Yogi - Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. - Swami Sivananda

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#6 posted 04-15-2017 10:15 AM

Beautiful wood, beautiful shape.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 04-15-2017 02:10 PM

nice work

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