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Forum topic by ed220 posted 10-21-2012 03:10 PM 1557 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-21-2012 03:10 PM

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 10-21-2012 03:58 PM

Never heard of it. Whatcha tryin’ to finish?


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#2 posted 10-21-2012 04:20 PM

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 10-21-2012 05:52 PM

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 10-22-2012 02:56 AM

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

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