cherry wood gloat

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Blog entry by grizzman posted 07-27-2012 11:51 PM 2324 reads 0 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

hello fellow jocks and jocketts…this is my cherry wood gloat for the year, and probably the only one i will have, i was fortunate enough to have a man advertise that he wanted someone to cut his cherry tree down and use it for furniture and the likes…i was the first to call , i went and checked it out and was like the kid at Christmas, i knew what the present was, i just didn’t know exactly what is was going to look like, the day i cut it it went to the sawyer and now about 2 weeks later, i got the call, ITS READY…i fired up the ole Chevy, and yes its an ole one, 1980..32 years old now, close to being an antique huh, well i got about 3/4 of the bed full, and there is some wonderful crotch wood, and just some of the best looking cherry Ive seen, its a wild cherry, and was pretty good size, they don’t grow to much around here…central Alabama…so i was very happy to get this tree, here it isand here is one of my friends doing his best to get it loaded so now here are today’s pictures of my cherry tree gloat and then i put it in the shed to dry


this is about it for the gloat, for a hobbyist wood worker, ill have enough cherry to last me a very long time, the first thing to be made will be a gift to the man who gave me this tree, and he was one of the nicest guys ive met, he knew the value and beauty of this tree, and let me save it from the usual around here…yea the fire pit, or fire place or wood stove….......thanks for looking in on the wood gloat of the day…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#1 posted 07-27-2012 11:55 PM

Beautiful. Wish I could trade you for some.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 07-27-2012 11:55 PM

You lucky duck!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#3 posted 07-28-2012 12:01 AM

Sweet haul

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#4 posted 07-28-2012 12:18 AM

Cool stuff!


-- Where The Spirit In Wood Lives On

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#5 posted 07-28-2012 12:25 AM

You were the perfect one to get that beautiful wood. I know some great projects will be made!

-- Lorna, Cape Cod

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#6 posted 07-28-2012 12:25 AM

Cool ,some nice looking cherry congrats on your good luck.

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 07-28-2012 12:27 AM

Nice wood and a nice save for you and a future present for the man who let you have it. Good story for all involved!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#8 posted 07-28-2012 12:30 AM

Bring on the Grizz Cherry Boxes !!!

BTW Lucy thinks it looks like a nice haul.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#9 posted 07-28-2012 12:36 AM

hey Paul, maybe a new kitty carrier in cherry…....hey hey…im smarter then the average bear…..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#10 posted 07-28-2012 12:36 AM

Id have a tough time tryin not to cuddle with that cherry … at least while the wife was awake. Gloat away my friend you deserve it.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#11 posted 07-28-2012 12:37 AM

On my post you said you had some nice cherry. I see what you mean now! It’s pretty as it is isn’t it. Now a year drying at least…. time to make a kiln!

Happy for you Grizz my friend.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#12 posted 07-28-2012 12:38 AM

Congratulations on the wood score Grizz and I look forward to the days ahead when we see what you create with that wonderful cherry.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#13 posted 07-28-2012 12:39 AM


Next year I expect to see some of this used for boxes. I usually let wood dry a year per inch of thickness. Others may have different ideas.

-- Big Al in IN

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#14 posted 07-28-2012 12:46 AM

yea Al that is about my idea also, but im hoping with it being in the shed, it will dry faster, its sorta like a kiln in there..ive got to invest in a moister meter, but yea, you know there will be a box or two or three……...the crotch wood is something else and i see a table top or something like it with that… other way hardly to show it off…...but i have time to think it over…thanks everyone for your great comments…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#15 posted 07-28-2012 12:59 AM

Looks like you got the Lucky Dog pass!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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