Chestnut Tray

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Project by Tym posted 555 days ago 862 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was fortunate to receive a few pieces of American Chestnut from an older church member. Her husband who was a woodworker in his younger days collected different woods on his travels around the country. He is now in his late 90’s and most likely won’t be doing anymore woodworking. This piece along with a few others were all encased in paraffin wax and stacked in the attic of their garage along with quite a bit of old growth cedar, walnut, maple, ash, and hickory. I was able to see a few of the pieces that he had created and was impressed with the craftsmanship and attention to detail. It would have been great to have been able to get to know him before his mind started drifting away.

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#1 posted 555 days ago

Nice job. Welcome to LJ!!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 555 days ago

A really unique tray

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 554 days ago

Nice tray, beautifully figured timber

-- Wheathills, Derbyshire, UK,

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#4 posted 554 days ago

Good job. Beautiful wood

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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