+Chestnut Mushroom

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 415 days ago 900 views 1 time favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a trial piece to see what chestnut looks like when turned.
We picked cherries at an orchard on Monday and there were a pile of chestnut trees on the burn pile and the owner said I could come back and cut some of the wood. I went there today and loaded up and turned this mushroom and roughed out 2 bowls that are drying in the chip barrel. It is all green wood.. I added 2 shots of the wood pile and look of the end of the logs in my car. It is similar to pistachio in grain and color. I threw in this last shot because this guy grafts his trees and likes to experiment. That is a tomato grafted onto a potato!!!!!!!! He is planning on teaching some kids in Colorado how to do this next year! People are sure interesting!!!!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#1 posted 415 days ago

Awesome Jim!1 I love Chestnut!! Great job and score.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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Ronald G Campbell

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#2 posted 415 days ago

Don’t you just love the burn pile. Amazing the fun you can have out to a burn pile. A murphy bed are you crazy

-- Ron Campbell

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Joe Lyddon

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#3 posted 415 days ago

Nice work, as usual…

Nice haul…

Tomato grafted onto a Potato!!??
Do you know what advantages he’s looking for in doing so?


Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#4 posted 415 days ago

You’re always playing Jim & coming up with something interesting, it’s great to scrounge around for some new timber, nice result, these things sell like crazy at the fairs.
Hey your Mate might be onto something with his “POMATO”, he should try for the whole salad on the one stalk LOL, been silly now.
Cheers Mate

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#5 posted 415 days ago

Beautiful lookin turning. Looks like you’re out there in the wilderness on Survivor or somewhere like that. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#6 posted 415 days ago

I never saw Chestnut wood before, it is real nice! Looks like you will have a lot of shavings by the time you are through with this load

Thanks for sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#7 posted 415 days ago

Hey Jim, neat design on the mushroom. Never turned chestnut before, but it does look somewhat similar to pistachio. Good find on wood. That should keep you busy for a week. ha ha. I received a call a couple hours ago from a friend, said their flowering pear tree fell on their car. Went with the chainsaw to help them clear it off. Started to get dark, but looks like I’ll get a good assortment of 3 to 10’’ logs. Must be a lucky week for us. By the way, their car has a lot of damage.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#8 posted 415 days ago

Good find with the burn pile, lovely grain in the wood. Nice turning Jim.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#9 posted 414 days ago

Nice job Jim. I like the grain pattern of the chesnut.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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Lidiya Blaznina

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#10 posted 414 days ago

Hi Jim. Beautiful grain.

-- Lidiya,Russia.

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#11 posted 414 days ago

Love it Jim, great work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Jim Jakosh

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#12 posted 414 days ago

Thank you all for the nice comments. I should be making a lot of things from that wood. I was thinking of slabbing one of the big logs on the band saw for flat work in the future.
I am always looking for different wood and this was a real surprise.
I’ll give this mushroom to Al, the owner, when I finish a bowl for him too.

doubleDD, you’ll have to show us what the flowering pear looks like.

Joe, if he gets that tomato to graft to a potato, he is worried about which one will die first. When the potatoes mature the tops die. But if the tomatoes are not ripe yet, he won’t get any. It is just a see if you can do it thing! I did find that they don’t use that grafting wax that my dad used. They have grafting tape now!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#13 posted 414 days ago

Beautiful wood and finish Jim.

-- Harry, Western Australia

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#14 posted 414 days ago

The wood is beautiful and the turning looks great.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#15 posted 414 days ago

Love the mushroom and the chestnut Jim. Very nice color and grain. I would like to see a pomatoe some day. should be interesting!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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