|Forum topic by FaTToaD||posted 872 days ago||1155 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
872 days ago
I got a couple pieces of ~6/4 cherry from a friend over the Christmas holiday and when I went to cut a piece off with my miter saw the other night I got a nose full of cherry cough syrup smelling sawdust. I’ve worked with cherry before, but all of that was from Rockler or a lumber yard. None of it had this kind of smell. It really smelled like cherries, or more like cherry cough syrup.
After reading Brian024’s post about different looking cherry, I saw several comments stating that most cherry we work with is Penn cherry. If that’s correct, what is Penn cherry?
I’m pretty sure the cherry smelling cherry I have came from a fallen tree, so I guess it’s considered “wild cherry”? Is it usual for wild cherry to smell like this? I guess I’m just curious because the smell really caught me off guard. Any thoughts would be appreciated.