Massive Chunk of Cherry for trade

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Forum topic by Wingstress posted 10-17-2009 04:33 AM 1488 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-17-2009 04:33 AM

Topic tags/keywords: cherry

I have a massive chunk of Cherry that I’m looking to trade. Its about 15X16X58 inches long (Around 95 Board ft). It does have a decent size check on the end, but its limited to one side. So I would say its closer to a 75 Bft of uninterrupted beautiful figured cherry. It has been in a dry barn since at least 1997 and the person who had it in the barn said it was a old and dry when he bought it, so I really don’t know how old it is. But I do know its GORGEOUS!!!

Anyway, I’m looking for an 8-inch jointer (or larger) in good condition (no 6-inchers). I’d love to trade it straight up for something, but I know the value of 8-inch jointers so I would be willing to throw a little cash on top if its a fair deal.

But the whole reason I’m offering this wood is that I don’t have much cash, so to sweeten the deal if any one is interested, I have a 4HP pool motor and pump. It was used for about 1.5 hours until the contractor realized the architect spec’d it out wrong, so its essentially brand new. (Retails for $885) Also, I have a porter cable deluxe dove tail jig I’d be willing to part with… (retails for about $160 – I think)

I live in Hartford CT and I’m not interested in dealing with shipping this massive chunk that I need a hand truck to move. Anyway, if someone is in the New England area, I’d be happy to drive and meet half way, switch the jointer for the wood, have some lunch at a diner and call it a day.

I really would like to find a fellow lumberjock that would enjoy and respect this wood as much as I do. I really don’t want to deal with Craig’s List. (You get a lot of nut jobs on that site). Parting with this wood is going to be very difficult for me, but I’m very low on cash and I’d really like a decent size jointer. Here are some pics…

Cherry 1
Cherry 6
Cherry 6
Cherry 4
Cherry 3
Cherry 2

-- Tom, Simsbury, CT

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#1 posted 10-18-2009 12:38 AM

You would do well to blank it up for woodturners.


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#2 posted 10-18-2009 04:18 AM

Thats alota wood

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 10-18-2009 04:44 AM

Some nice looking piece of wood.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#4 posted 10-19-2009 06:59 AM

come on cut it up into turning blanks and sell it to us lumberjocks.we will take care of you.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#5 posted 10-19-2009 07:15 AM

I read “15×16…” and I thought that can’t be right until I saw the photos. Holy Cow!

Neat chunk o’ cherry!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#6 posted 11-03-2009 08:53 PM

would you be interested in a straight up cash sale?

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#7 posted 11-03-2009 11:36 PM

Sure Devolution, it doesn’t appear anyone has a jointer they would like to get rid of. I just sent you a PM.

-- Tom, Simsbury, CT

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