|Forum topic by crank49||posted 04-08-2011 08:41 PM||1188 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
04-08-2011 08:41 PM
Went down to my son’s in-laws the other day to visit the grandkids. While out walking with one of my grandsons, 3 yo, we came upon a cherry tree trunk laying across the yard. It was like a double trunk, as if it might have had a fork at the base and the two major trunks just grew together. This thing was about 18” x 32” at the base and had been about 30 feet tall before it branched out into a multitude of limbs. All the limbs had been cut up and hauled away so I don’t know what that all looked like. The worst part is that this whole trunk had been cut into 24” chunks, to be split into firewood. I just wanted to scream at the idiot who did this. I asked the daughter in law to see if I could have a couple of these chunks to use for turning. Maybe there is hope I can save some of this for good use.
Anybody have any other suggestions for what I might be able to use some of this wood for, other than turning a bat to whack someone over the head. . . Assuming , of course, they will let me have it.
I have a pretty well equipped shop, 10” hybrid table saw, small 10” band saw, 6” jointer, 12” planer, small belt/disk sander, bench top drill press, 10” x 18” mini lathe with 20” extension bed, and most of the usual hand tools. I
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