What should I do with this piece of figured cherry?

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05-07-2014 02:58 AM

Hi peoples,

I have this 1.75” thick piece of cherry. There is definitely a lot of checking, splitting, and other defects, but there is a really cool figured pattern in the middle of the board.

It’s plenty thick that I could resaw a ton of veneers out of it, but I’m not sure what to build with it. It almost looks like a tail or a fireball.

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#1 posted 05-07-2014 03:05 AM

OH MAN!!!!

I just tried bookmatching the veneer in Photoshop….

Not sure it would be the most tasteful approach for obvious reasons…....

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#2 posted 05-08-2014 04:31 AM

I don’t think it looks like a vagina enough not to book match it. That is beautiful!

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#3 posted 05-08-2014 04:34 AM

Nature is what it is. Some forms are recurring. Mother Nature knows what she’s doing.

The winner is….... Book matched.

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#4 posted 05-09-2014 03:34 AM

that figure is amazing… though i guess i should apologize… i think.. i am an artist.. and mother nature made this … not me… but I snapped this picture about a year ago walking through the neighborhood.

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#5 posted 05-09-2014 11:37 AM

I don’t know about the cherry, but you have an awesome looking shop dog. What a beauty!

-- "Now I'm just another old guy wearing funny clothes"

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