Chestnut finishing oil

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Forum topic by ed220 posted 676 days ago 784 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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676 days ago

Anyone know if chestnut finishing oil is available in the USA. I’ve pretty much searched the obvious woodworker
retailers and have had no luck. Any help would be appreciated.

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#1 posted 676 days ago

Never heard of it. Whatcha tryin’ to finish?


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#2 posted 676 days ago

It would have to be horse chestnut here in the states, and that might have a problem with the FDA as it has been known to be used as poison.

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#3 posted 676 days ago

Are you looking at an English woodworking or turning reference? If so, that is probably Chestnut Finishing Oil, not a finishing oil made from chestnut.

Chestnut does not have any North American distribution, but I think you will find you get very similar results with a tung oil or tung oil blend finish – just make sure it has a high percentage content of real tung oil. Lots of ‘tung oil finishes’ do not.

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#4 posted 676 days ago

Thanks for the info. Yeah I was checking some English websites and liked the results .Thanks for the reply guys

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