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My daughter has a chestnut tree that is going to have to be removed. It
is approx. 18" diameter at the base and looks as if it is a blighted
American Chestnut. Has anyone turned chestnut? Any secret methods?
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Steve A wrote:

My daughter has a chestnut tree that is going to have to be removed. It
is approx. 18" diameter at the base and looks as if it is a blighted
American Chestnut. Has anyone turned chestnut? Any secret methods?


I just learned from other turners in the last week that Chestnut has a
nasty characteristic of ring shake - meaning the rings split away from
each other. One of the fellows said he wouldn't turn anymore Chestnut
due to some previous experiences in which all the Chestnut he had ended
up in the firewood pile.

If this is true, be careful and aware of this warning as you turn it.

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Sounds like it should be soaked in the conditioner used on rifle stocks - and it
glues everything together and stabilizes it.

Martin
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Owen Lowe wrote:
In article ,
Steve A wrote:


My daughter has a chestnut tree that is going to have to be removed. It
is approx. 18" diameter at the base and looks as if it is a blighted
American Chestnut. Has anyone turned chestnut? Any secret methods?



I just learned from other turners in the last week that Chestnut has a
nasty characteristic of ring shake - meaning the rings split away from
each other. One of the fellows said he wouldn't turn anymore Chestnut
due to some previous experiences in which all the Chestnut he had ended
up in the firewood pile.

If this is true, be careful and aware of this warning as you turn it.


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