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Posted on wood gloat-unusual cherry figure?/sweetgum root burl

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#1 posted 03-29-2011 02:49 AM

I’m sorry , I think that I’ve confused everyone concerning the cherry. The first two shots are of the sweetgum burl that I found, and I haven’t sawed into this yet, the last three pics are of the cherry wood. None of the cherry was in burl form, just a few of the upper limbs had this figuring, or coloring.I think “superstretch” is probably right about the cherry, it may just be mineral staining, anyway I would gladly give some away, but it was only 4 or 5 small limbs with this figuring, and the largest of these was only about 5 inches in diameter, not enough to make a box out of. I’ve only used small pieces of it for inlay.Being limb wood, I probably would’nt use it in any thickness over 1/4’’, or for anything large. Used for inlays in small pieces though it can somewhat be stabilized with cyanoacrylate glue ( the thin stuff) and work just fine. If anyone would like to have a couple small pieces for inlay or something, I would be glad to send this to you. You can see some of this wood in one of my inlays, project “more pens and boxes” #45387. It was used for the two fan-like decorations framing the sides of the medallion on the birdseye maple pen box that I made for my mother. I used the stripey face grain for this.I intend to use some of the end grain sliced thin and then glued end to end to make some stringing, to use on a box I plan to build. Thanks for the comments guys

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