carved american chestnut

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Project by eaglewrangler posted 06-16-2011 04:52 PM 1541 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I got some old salvaged lumber from a barn, it was really nasty looking stuff, rough, rotten in spots, cow and bird poop, but I took some board. It sat for a while, the I ran them throw a planer (wearing a respirator). I was so shocked how in a few passes, was this perfect wood, though some ugly planerblades after. I went back, but the barn was burned down to get rid of it and they made a garage there. American chestnut is so easy to work. They are growing some hybrid trees around here, but it will be a long time before they are commercially harvested if ever. Save it if you have a chance, 1/4 inch down is some nice wood.

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#1 posted 06-16-2011 08:57 PM

All things in time …........Nice,....nice cabinet .

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#2 posted 06-17-2011 02:41 AM

Did you have to mention poop?? Anyway….i dig the carving. ::))

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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#3 posted 06-20-2011 01:36 AM

A lesson we all need to learn. Hope your blades cleaned up easily!

James Krenov comments on the suprises of character we find when we look behind the facade? That bird poop was good for your soul..

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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