Turning Archive 2005
>I was turning a bowl from a roughed out blank of American Chestnut today and the dust turned quite black on my forearms. I think the reason for this is high tanin content in the wood, but I'm not that familiar with American Chestnut to know if that is a property of that wood.
Also smells sweeter than anything else I've turned. I really like the flower-like knots.
P.S. Yes, I'm very certain this is American Chestnut, based on the source.