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Forum topic by 12strings posted 01-08-2013 01:37 AM 460 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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12strings

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01-08-2013 01:37 AM

I just though I’d share that after 5 (and really all of growing up) building lots of items out of pine, poplar, and red oak…I finally got a piece of 25 year-old cherry from a friend’s barn stash, and I love working it!

I have no idea if the project will turn out well…but the way it responds to planing, chiseling and sawing is simply a joy to work with compared to the other woods. Poplar is also easy to work but usually doesn’t look as good. Hand-planing cherry is easy street!

-- I'm strictly hand-tool only...unless the power tool is faster and easier!


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#1 posted 01-08-2013 01:48 AM

Cherry is beautiful wood, but watch out for blotching when you are ready to finish it. :)

-- Art

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