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Here’s one of the many boards sawn from four logs of the dying cherry tree taken from my property. We QS’d two of them and flat sawed the other two for door panels. It took over three hours to saw the four logs and load them onto a long-bed pickup and a small trailer. Then it took another three hours to unload it all and sticker it in a barn to air dry.

QS’ing my way doesn’t turn out so wasteful, and I’ve taught two sawyers how to do this. Once you see QS cherry, you won’t want flat sawn face frames any more.

Can you see the sides of a Greene and Greene style grandfather clock hiding in this board? I’m standing on two more just like it, sawn from the middle of the log. Yes, the pith is problematic, but with a board this wide, I’ll rip out the pith and have two perfectly QSawn boards for the sides. I have more logs which I will sell. They are from higher up the trunk and are not so big. The largest remaining is 17 inches in diameter and 8 feet long. I also have three crotches, one of which is 18 inches at the bottom.

-- --Dale Page

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#1 posted 399 days ago

Nice! Good luck with your projects.

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#2 posted 399 days ago

Thanks for sharing

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#3 posted 399 days ago

Thats going to be one fine looking clock, and, and… Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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#4 posted 399 days ago

Beautiful slabs. Thats one huge cherry tree. What was the diameter of the trunk?

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#5 posted 398 days ago

Any more mention of your crotches and we’ll have to have an Anthony Weiner talk… < BIG GRIN >

Nice slabs. Wish I had some cherry but I’ll have to make do with cypress, sycamore, pine and cedar.

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#6 posted 398 days ago

Wow!! That is what it is all about! I am definitely jealous. I need some logs like those, for sure. Cherry is one of my two favorite woods to work with, the other is walnut. Both are fun to saw.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT15 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln

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#7 posted 393 days ago

MaroonGoon, the lower log on the tree flared out to 28 inches where it was cut from the stump. It was about 24 inches at the top end of the eight-foot log. The next log narrowed to 22 inches, and so on. After ripping away the pith from the board shown, I should get at least 10-inch boards of perfectly quarter sawn cherry.

Herb C, I also quarter sawed sycamore when I did this cherry. It looks a little like lacewood and there’s a very attractive line between the sapwood and heartwood. I had one sycamore log that was spalted and it’s really wild.

-- --Dale Page

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#8 posted 393 days ago

Excellent my man. Now comes the waiting ‘til dry.


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#9 posted 393 days ago

Herb C, here’s a photo of that QS sycamore. Apologies for the out-of-focus quality. This is a bookmatched pair I cut as veneer for a box lid.

I have heard sycamore referred to as “American lacewood.”

-- --Dale Page

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#10 posted 393 days ago

That’s a fine piece of lumber and you are very fortunate to have it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#11 posted 393 days ago

Well done on the cherry board. My oldest daughter want a shaker type table made from Cherry or figured Cherry.


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