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Forum topic by nashbok posted 11-22-2011 05:41 AM 1518 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-22-2011 05:41 AM

Topic tags/keywords: cherry question

Can any of you more northerly lumberjocks give me a pointer or two about working with chokecherry? It’s nice looking stuff, just doesn’t seem to be much info on it. Are there allergy concerns or anything like that?

I was at my parents home in MN when a storm went through and took down a rather substantial chokecherry tree. I grabbed the chainsaw and got some ok sized pieces out of it. Of course, I brought it back to Texas and let it sit in my garage for a month and it cracked unbelievably.

I should be able to get enough lumber to make a cheese board or something along those lines.

Thanks all
Kevin


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#1 posted 12-16-2011 08:20 AM

paint the ends of the logs…

End grain loses moisture substaintially quicker than the inside of the tree. If you paint the ends of the log as quickly as possible, this will not be a problem. I’ve got a wild cherry laying in the shop approxmiately 12’ long and probably 16” around that I have to figure out how to manhandle to resaw by myself… at least 300 lbs lol.

(ps it’s sitting in front of a bandsaw with an 18 throat, and a 15 horse motor on it.)

-- The mark of a good carpenter is not how few mistakes he makes, but rather how well he fixes them.

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#2 posted 12-17-2011 04:20 AM

Too late for endseal to be much good…

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#3 posted 12-17-2011 05:22 AM

I originally covered the ends with paste wax—at the time that’s all I could get my hands on. Didn’t do much good.

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#4 posted 12-17-2011 07:27 AM

well for future reference… But I’m told even krylon or rustoleum works, I’ll know in a few months I guess.

-- The mark of a good carpenter is not how few mistakes he makes, but rather how well he fixes them.

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