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Forum topic by CharlesA posted 03-15-2016 11:06 PM 701 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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CharlesA

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03-15-2016 11:06 PM

My brother-in-law gave me about 30 pieces of 2.5” cherry, 4-6 feet long that is fluted along each side. It was screwed to a wall as paneling. I could rip off the flutes and use it for anything, but that’s hardly worth the trouble. Ideas on using it with the flutes?

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson


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Clarkie

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#1 posted 03-15-2016 11:10 PM

Hello Charles, could you make them into table legs? Glue up two pieces for each leg. Just a thought. Have fun, make some dust.

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tomsteve

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#2 posted 03-15-2016 11:29 PM

if i got em, id donate em to the TOM foundation- a non profit organization helping woodworkers in my shop named tom make stuff!

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conifur

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#3 posted 03-15-2016 11:47 PM

Plane them down to have just flat clean boards.

-- Knowledge and experience equals Wisdom, Michael Frankowski

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cabmaker

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#4 posted 03-16-2016 12:53 AM

where are the flutes….. on the other side ?

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CharlesA

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#5 posted 03-16-2016 02:47 AM

Other ideas?

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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tyvekboy

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#6 posted 03-16-2016 02:55 AM

Glue them together and use them to make a head/foot boards for a bed.

Ripping the flutes off wouldn’t be a bad idea either.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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Dave G

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#7 posted 03-16-2016 03:48 AM

They would work as rails and stiles for some raised panel doors.

-- Dave, New England - “We are made to persist. that's how we find out who we are.” ― Tobias Wolff

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ravensrock

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#8 posted 03-16-2016 04:58 PM

I have a box of walnut I got for free that already has tongue and grooves so I’m trying to come up with something to use it for too. Could you line them up and use them as panels for doors or for the sides of a cabinet? Other than that I’d probably rip the flutes off. Would still leave you with pieces about 2” that you could glue up and use for a lot of things. You could make another Cherry Craftsman Table like on your projects page.

-- Dave, York, PA, WildSide Woodworking

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moke

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#9 posted 03-16-2016 05:29 PM

What ever you do, whether you use it with the flutes on or cut it off, they need to be refinished. I would think the vanish would fowl sandpaper in a drum-sander, then you still would have the finish in the flutes…..it may be more trouble than it is worth…...unless you buy some other pieces of walnut or maple and incorporate it into cutting boards….stand it on end and leave the finish on, hiding it in the glue joints.
Just my .02
Mike

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#10 posted 03-17-2016 03:46 AM



....stand it on end and leave the finish on, hiding it in the glue joints.
Mike

- moke


Not shure that would be a smart idea. When gluing finished wood, you’re not gluing to wood, you are gluing to finish. And even if the glue-to-finish bond is good (which is not, if gluing with PVA glue), the finish-to-wood bond might not be.

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RobS888

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#11 posted 03-17-2016 07:13 PM

Coffered ceiling?

-- I always suspected many gun nuts were afraid of something, just never thought popcorn was on the list.

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CharlesA

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#12 posted 03-17-2016 07:18 PM

im not going to rip it, I do think. Cherry is just too cheap around here to go through that much trouble. I’m thinking of a decorative wood panel, with a maple backing.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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