Cherry ?

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Project by Andre posted 01-05-2017 03:54 AM 710 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Think this is Cherry, was a chunk of wood going to the firewood pile. Did a rough shaping job last summer then coated it with end sealer and sort of forgot about it, threw it on the lathe today and cleaned it up then a quick rubbing of some OSMO finish, another coat tomorrow and then a little buff? Now which Gran girl going to grab this one?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#1 posted 01-05-2017 06:26 AM

Nice turning Andre, you might have to make more than one. Must be cold there, -20s?

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#2 posted 01-05-2017 03:30 PM

Looks Looks more like black acacia or walnut with some sap wood running through it to me , nice work either way looks great.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 01-05-2017 04:03 PM

Nice cup! I would say – walnut.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 01-05-2017 05:17 PM

Nice turning Andre, you might have to make more than one. Must be cold there, -20s?

- John

Only -6 this morning no real snow yet. Last one I attempted, to thin on the walls and had 2 for 1 all of a sudden!

No walnut or black acacia around here, pretty sure it was a Schubert Cherry tree quite common here but they never get very big. I tried some Birch blanks but they checked so bad that they did go to the firewood pile.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#5 posted 01-05-2017 06:46 PM

Looks great Andre. Definitely see a lathe in my near future

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#6 posted 01-05-2017 08:15 PM

Good work. Most of my turning projects come from so called “fire wood”.

If you want to avoid waiting for a piece like that to dry after rough turning there is a process of drying it out quickly using a microwave oven. There are lots of postings on the internet about it so I won’t explain here. I use the method of putting the rough turned piece in a brown paper shopping bag. If you have questions let me know.

-- Les B, Oregon

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