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Blog entry by rivergirl posted 10-29-2010 12:35 AM 1583 reads 0 times favorited 44 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have a spalted cherry slab that is a very beautiful piece of wood, but I am not sure what to do with it. The slab is about 4 feet high- 1 inch thick. Width at the bottom is about 14 inches and it tapers to about 6 inches (maybe less) at the top. I am hoping you guys could provide some suggestions- What to do with the slab? The pictures aren’t great, and I will try to get some new ones tomorrow in the daylight. (It was getting dark when I took these ones. THANKS!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."



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TexasTimbers

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#1 posted 10-29-2010 12:43 AM

Cut into pen blanks and put ‘em on ebay? Several hundred blanks at a couple bucks each might be better than putting a lot of labor into it and getting the same money. Looks too close to the edge of the log to make a table.

Just a thought, not saying it’s a good idea.

-- "Sure, listen to what the experts have to say, just don't let it get in the way of your woodworking."

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jockmike2

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#2 posted 10-29-2010 12:43 AM

WOW, WHAT A GORGEOUS PIECE OF WOOD! I WOULD HAVE TROUBLE TOO COMING UP WITH AN IDEA FOR IT. OF COURSE THE FIRST THING YOU THINK OF IS A BENCH SEAT, BUT THAT PIECE DESERVES SOMETHING MUCH BETTER. A CHAIR MAYBE? OR A TABLE TOP?

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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blackcherry

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#3 posted 10-29-2010 12:46 AM

I would like to see some book match panels frame with either Cherry or B.E. Maple. Another option would be to use as center panel in jewelery boxes. Just a thought good luck on your selection…BC

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TreeBones

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#4 posted 10-29-2010 12:48 AM

I made a walking stick display / holder with a similar 1” Pondrosa Pine slab. Don’t have a photo right now but it turned out nice. Some people complement the display before looking at the walking sticks.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info

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shipwright

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#5 posted 10-29-2010 12:53 AM

I’d be slicing it up for veneer. I don’t get much beautiful cherry in my neck of the woods and I’d want to make a piece like that go a long, long way. Good score!

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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Abbott

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#6 posted 10-29-2010 12:57 AM

A wall hanging?

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 10-29-2010 12:59 AM

If you don’t have tons of tools you could go for a long rustic bench. Or save it until you have more equipment to make a more finished piece. Or sell it to buy some more tools or equipment. It would probably bring $200 or much more depending on your market.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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mainerustic

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#8 posted 10-29-2010 01:08 AM

Wow, it’s really beautiful, I think it would make an awesome bench!

-- Maine Rustic

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mtnwild

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#9 posted 10-29-2010 01:37 AM

Wow!! What a find. I agree you have a lot of value there, dollar wise and project potential.

That piece deserves some thought. Very special, lucky you…....................

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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Dez

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#10 posted 10-29-2010 01:42 AM

If you are anything like me – think on it awhile and it will come to you!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#11 posted 10-29-2010 02:05 AM

1 inch thick , I wuold set it aside until I had the right tools to make
some realy small and fine things out of it
doesn´t matter if it take a cupple of years or more before before
this beautyfull wood find the right project

take care
Dennis

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sedcokid

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#12 posted 10-29-2010 02:07 AM

If you aren’t sure what to do with it, I will take it off your hands and give it a special place in my wood stash until the right project comes along ;)

Thanks for sharing…

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#13 posted 10-29-2010 02:17 AM

Veneer! That is a spectacular piece.

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Jimthecarver

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#14 posted 10-29-2010 02:42 AM

#1-I believe packaging it up and post mark it to me would be a very splendid idea. #2-Just hang on to it until that perfect project presents itself. #3-I could see a few very nice carvings being made from it. #4-Send a chunk of it 2.5”X13” I would be happy to carve you a spoon from it. Hmmm (thinks) maybe she is not a spoon person.
Whatever you do with it im sure you will make the right choice.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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Roger

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#15 posted 10-29-2010 02:42 AM

Wow! how beautiful is that! I know you’ll figure out somthin to do wit dat… I’m sure of it

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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