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Ralph Fahringer
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Any Ideas??
Mar 19th, 2016 at 9:47am
 
Ok...

In exchange for printing  some 70 some year old 8x10 B/W transparencies from around Acadia Nat Park, i'm getting quite a few REALLY old wormy chestnut boards... the guy is estimating they are close to 100 years old.

They are rough sawn at 1 1/8" thick and most boards are 10' long and 7" and 12" wide. They  had been on an old barn.

Any ideas for using them for turning?

Maybe planing and then glue/stacking them to make something deeper?

Or very shallow, round or square plates? 

I can't pass them up as I'm officially a wood hoarder so...

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Re: Any Ideas??
Reply #1 - Mar 19th, 2016 at 11:10am
 
Ralph Fahringer wrote on Mar 19th, 2016 at 9:47am:
very shallow, square plates


Smiley I to do these when ever I find some really nice wood between 3/4 to 6/4 stock.
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Re: Any Ideas??
Reply #2 - Mar 19th, 2016 at 11:27am
 
If you're primarily a wood "turner", go with the plates, round or square.
If you do flat-work (or know someone who does), wood from old barns is highly sought after and can fetch a very high price per bf.
I would take it and hold onto it until the right opportunity comes along, whatever that may be.
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Reply #3 - Mar 19th, 2016 at 11:43am
 
Very nice score Ralph, Not turning items but here's 2 pics of items I used Wormy Chestnut on to give you an idea of the finish patina. It usually finishes darker with just a clear poly finish even,some can be too light in weight indicating it not stable to use. I've been loving the wood for 2 decades now Smiley The cab on the Engine is the wormy and also the bed on the flat car is. Multimedia File Viewing and Clickable Links are available for Registered Members only!!  You need to Login or Register Multimedia File Viewing and Clickable Links are available for Registered Members only!!  You need to Login or Register
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