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David

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06-05-2017 07:04 PM

Topic tags/keywords: cherry

I was passing my neighbor the other day and he had just chopped down a cherry tree. I took some home for spoon making. My questions are:

Can I start using them right away or I have to wait for them to dry out?
If yes, how long does it take for them to dry out? the wood is about 15 inch each and 3 inches thick
Can I just store them in the garage somewhere and let them dry out?
Anything else I need to know.

Thanks

-- David Tab


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pintodeluxe

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#1 posted 06-05-2017 07:39 PM

Turning / carving has a different drying schedule than milled lumber for cabinetry and furniture. I’m sure there are people here that know the answer to your questions.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#2 posted 06-05-2017 10:44 PM

David,

Carve it now. It will be easier to carve a spoon while it’s wet. Look up Peter Follansbee and spoon carving.

Peter is a “green wood” craftsman. He makes beautiful spoons, bowls, joined chests and more from freshly felled trees.

TonyC

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#3 posted 06-06-2017 12:54 AM

If your friends name is George Washington it probably all ready dry.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#4 posted 06-06-2017 12:25 PM

Thanks. I will do it this weekend.

-- David Tab

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#5 posted 06-06-2017 02:09 PM

DANG IT! Alaska guy beat me to the quip. :)
Bill

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#6 posted 06-06-2017 02:44 PM

1”/year for air drying.

Green wood +1

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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#7 posted 06-06-2017 03:04 PM

Definitely carve it as soon as possible. Then let it dry slowly (in a paper bag, or rub it with a boiled potato) or microwave it dry.

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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