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Ralph Fahringer
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Apr 13th, 2017 at 11:53am
 
Here's a question for you guys:

Would it be worth it to try to get a whole Chestnut tree that needs to come down?

I mean it wouldn't be  free so is Chestnut a wood worth drooling over and how does it turn?

I might need to pay for the removal and delivery or we might get the landowner to pay maybe half to get it down and I pay the other half to get  the wood.
All options are available as it is still a pipe dream that my friend put in my mind.

As an official wood hoarder, it is calling to me!! Shocked

Just thought I'd throw it out there...
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Re: Chestnut...
Reply #1 - Apr 13th, 2017 at 12:41pm
 
Ralph, Here is a quote from the wood database
"Pricing/Availability: Because of the blight wiping out nearly all mature American Chestnut trees, its lumber is both rare and (relatively) valuable. Wormy Chestnut in particular is usually salvaged from old barns and other structures, and reprocessed and sold as reclaimed lumber. Prices are likely to be high for a domestic hardwood."
The size and shape (usable wood) will be a variable but you really don't see too much of it for the obvious reasons.
If you do a little research, you'll see the prices are at a premium and that's if anyone has it.
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Reply #2 - Apr 13th, 2017 at 2:01pm
 
A friend of mine said that whether it is an American chestnut versus a horse chestnut would make a big difference.
The horse chestnut not being worth very much.
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Reply #3 - Apr 13th, 2017 at 4:09pm
 
That's right, they're two totally different types of trees.
Horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocasanum) and American chestnut (Castanea dentata).
The horse Chestnuts didn't succumb to the disease that killed the American Chestnut.
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Reply #4 - Apr 13th, 2017 at 7:12pm
 
And if a resistant American chestnut the forestry service would hate to see the tree cut unnecessarily.
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Reply #5 - Apr 13th, 2017 at 7:22pm
 
Don, Agree except that is already  dying and dropping limbs.

I think i'm not going to make a major effort on this but might stop by and ask that if the utilities want to cut it down, maybe I can get the wood THAT way. Smiley

My bets are that it is probably a horse chestnut tree due to the rarity of any good ones left.
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Re: Chestnut...
Reply #6 - Apr 14th, 2017 at 8:45am
 
Ralph,
There is also Chinese and Japanese chestnut found here in the states. I have some Japanese chestnut and it turns fairly well but mine is pretty plan.
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Reply #7 - Apr 14th, 2017 at 9:35am
 
I only remember last year reading a Craigslist add of English chestnut just cut and put on the curb.
Went there just 30 minutes after and was all gone. I was able to get two little logs.
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Reply #8 - Apr 14th, 2017 at 8:03pm
 
Ralph I'm guessing from memory but didn't you awhile back have a chance to get some reclaimed chestnut ( a favorite of mine) ?
I'd get a chunk from your original post if you have the chance if nothing else but to have for future use.
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Re: Chestnut...
Reply #9 - Apr 15th, 2017 at 5:12am
 
Does this forum allow you to sell some of the wood (that you might get)???  It would help offset any expenses that you might have.
I, for one, would be interested in purchasing one or two bowl blanks.

Another possible problem to consider is, does our mailing system allow wood to be shipped?

Good luck with whatever you decide.
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Reply #10 - Apr 15th, 2017 at 8:10am
 
Buck... good memory!! I had actually forgotten about that. it was a couple of chestnut boards from an old barn. I still have them but wasn't ready to try one of those square plates at 2000rpm that cut your fingers off. Shocked


Dick, yes we can mail wood and it is done all the time.
The biggest probolem is the final cost to ship it depending on how heavy it is and how far away it needs to go.


It would be easier to try to sell the wood to the guys in my local turning group but am open to shipping out.

It will, of course depend on whether or not I try to get this tree.

Seems that the wood is good to work with, it's the nuts that are different and one is inedible and the other is pure heaven when roasted!! Smiley
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Reply #11 - Apr 15th, 2017 at 3:54pm
 
Ralph Fahringer wrote on Apr 15th, 2017 at 8:10am:
Buck... good memory!! I had actually forgotten about that. it was a couple of chestnut boards from an old barn. I still have them but wasn't ready to try one of those square plates at 2000rpm that cut your fingers off. Shocked


!! Smiley

My memory is still pretty good on subjects I'm interested in--
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Re: Chestnut...
Reply #12 - Apr 19th, 2017 at 8:11pm
 
I have some pieces of chestnut barn beams that are, probably 150 years old. The wood is very light, splintery and requires a lot of sealer to obtain a smooth finish. Unbeatable natural color.

This music box was made from eight segments. I finished it with sealer and wax. I liked the low sheen finish.

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