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Forum topic by Charlie75 posted 02-20-2017 04:47 PM 413 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Charlie75

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02-20-2017 04:47 PM

I have an order, kind of , for 5 or 6 segmented salad bowls. I am thinking cherry and perhaps an accent wood. I need suggestions. My first thought was cherry and wallnut. reason being I have access to both of these at a pretty reasonable price. Fact is the cherry might be free.
I have turned Cherry before and had a little tear out. Is that something that cherry is noted for is it the fault of slightly dull bowl gouges?

Charlie

-- Charlie75, Alto


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#1 posted 02-20-2017 05:08 PM

I often use cherry in segmented bowls. With good, sharp tools and light cuts, tear-out can be eliminated.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#2 posted 02-20-2017 05:30 PM

I’ve used a lot of maple – soft and hard, cherry, walnut, ash, and red and white oak in segmented turning. Ash and hard maple are the most brittle and prone to tearout, needing to pay attention to tool sharpness. The others turn very well. Technique and sharp tools can negate most tearout.

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Charlie75

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#3 posted 02-21-2017 12:02 PM

Thanks Dane and OSU55. I discovered some time ago the importance of sharp tools. I guess what I was mostly after was suggestions as to what accent wood looks best with Cherry.

Charlie

-- Charlie75, Alto

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OSU55

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#4 posted 02-21-2017 12:44 PM

These are tool handles bowls, but maple and walnut and cherry and walnut. The maple is darkened just a bit with dye. Both look good. Easy enough to use bot maple and cherry with the walnut depending on the segment ring design. I have some other segmented turnings with maple and walnut in my projects page.

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