NOUVEAU : Loupe marronnier stabilisé – Raffir !
Launched stabilized chestnut limited edition - by Raffi
New for June with a series of ultra limited stabilized Chestnut.
The chestnut tree is also called: horse chestnut, because the acorn was food for horses during Antiquity. Its life expectancy is on average 150 years (some specimens are more than 300 years). It can reach 25 meters high. The chestnut tree is a well-known tree in Europe and Asia, especially in parks where it provides natural shade during hot weather.
This tree has a relatively low density (0.4 to 0.55 kg / dm3). It is not a very famous wood for craftsmanship in its natural state because it is too fragile. It is therefore rarely used in cutlery in its natural state. It was after the stabilization process it becomes dense enough to be worked.
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The chestnut burl is composed of bark which has the natural state of greatly fragile structure of the tree but after stabilization, this gives it magnificent and original designs.
Like all stabilized wood, it is easy to work, with the same tools as natural wood. Simply, you have to take your time during sanding, being composed of 50% resin (on average), it can "burn" if the sanding is too aggressive. It obviously takes a very good polish, very shiny.
This series will certainly be the only one that we will market, it is difficult to find large enough chestnut burls.
Use in its natural state: plywood, furniture, modeling, sculpture and pyrography.
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