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05-20-2014 06:47 PM

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Hi everyone I have been given these lumps of cherry bye would like some advice on the best way to cut them up to get the best out of the grain, cheers

-- I always have wood in my shed

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#1 posted 05-20-2014 06:49 PM

Do you plan to turn them?


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#2 posted 05-20-2014 07:37 PM

Yeah I want to make bowls from it. Just wondered what best way to cut them?

-- I always have wood in my shed

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#3 posted 05-20-2014 08:00 PM

Get yourself a copy of Richard raffan’s book where he shows you how to cut wood best for woodturning. Oh wait a minute that’s useless advice it would cost you money LOL .Why not look it up on youtube! It is not difficult just remember not to simply stick a slice of wood on the lathe and start cutting.That would end up with a disaster as you would be cutting into endgrain pure and simple and this does not give best results.Basically when you take a blank I.E a slice of a tree trunk you need to cut it in two through the middle like dividing a pie in two equall pieces.then stand each piece of the pie upright with the flat piece of the wood on the table and draw a circle on the top piece as it sits there.Then cut them again this time so that you end up exposing the straight grain .In other words cut the slice of the wood round enough to put on the lathe which exposes the side of the wood rather than the poriginal slice look it up on the net it is not difficult although I am making a pigs ear of explaining it LOL Alistair

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#4 posted 05-20-2014 08:06 PM

Those are cool. That one would make a neat clock. Large band saw and a sled?

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#5 posted 05-20-2014 08:46 PM

Thanks Scotsman I have been turning green wood for couple of years but never cut up any thing this size and didn’t want to ruin it. Cheers for the advice though

-- I always have wood in my shed

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#6 posted 05-21-2014 06:57 PM

If you are hesitant about what to do with them – SEND THEM TO ME ! ;o)

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