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Forum topic by alittleoff posted 03-13-2017 02:20 PM 687 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-13-2017 02:20 PM

Is this wood good for anything? I have one that’s about 14 to 16 in. Thick that I’m going to cut. Over the years I’ve let it go without pruning it an it’s gotten out of shape. I’ve been looking at lathes an was thinking I might use it for bowels or just to practice with when I get one.
Gerald


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#1 posted 03-27-2017 02:05 PM

Bump

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#2 posted 03-27-2017 02:21 PM

I just recently fell an ornamental cherry tree. It is approx. 18” in diameter. Just like your it got out of control, thus the reason it became diseased. I have two pieces of the trunk about 36” long each and a piece of a large branch about 9” in diameter and 4 feet long. Looking at he end of the logs, I am happy to say it is spalted. It was dead for about a year. I plan on cutting these logs into boards come warmer weather. Typically the ornimentals do not have as pronounced a grain as say black or wild cherry; but, because of the spalting I’m hoping for some good looking stock.

Chop yours down and look at the end of the logs. See what you see. If not boards, I’m sure it would make for some nice turnings.

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#3 posted 03-27-2017 04:20 PM

Mine is alive an well, in full bloom right know and looking good. But it’s growing every which way. I didn’t want to save any of it for a year or 2 if it wasn’t any good. I can get some 6in. Boards out of it and some large parts for turning, if it’s worth keeping.
Thanks
Gerald

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#4 posted 03-27-2017 05:00 PM

... I’d use it. Mine was going every which way as well … an arborist told me that that was what killed it … got too big! Chop her down and make some boards!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#5 posted 03-27-2017 05:07 PM

The one we cut had some really pretty grain in it. Very pronounce color. It is something you won’t know till you cut it open.

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#6 posted 04-03-2017 09:33 AM

Spalted cherry!! Might make some really nice boxes.

-- Dale

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