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Old Timbers, chestnut?
« on: October 08, 2016, 11:42:21 am »
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A customer brought me these old timbers out of a feed mill that was torn down locally.  My first thought was that they are hickory, but he suggested that they might be chestnut.  Having never cut chestnut before, I wasn't sure.  What do yall think?
 

  

  

 
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Re: Old Timbers, chestnut?
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2016, 03:45:12 pm »
Chestnut is softer than Hickory and smells very differently, I don't think you would be likely to confuse them when sawing.  Just by looking at the pictures, I would guess Hickory.
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Re: Old Timbers, chestnut?
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2016, 08:17:47 am »
Looks like hickory to me. 
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Re: Old Timbers, chestnut?
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2016, 09:59:05 pm »
Thanks guys.  It does smell like hickory so I'm sure that's what it is.

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