Turning Archive 2005

Subject:
American Chestnut - High Tanin content?

Craig Daymon
>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.

Anybody know?

-Craig

P.S. Yes, I'm very certain this is American Chestnut, based on the source.

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