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Re: Purchasing black cherry
« Reply #60 on: December 20, 2007, 08:37:43 PM »
black cherry then, your my eyes.  ;)
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Re: Purchasing black cherry
« Reply #61 on: December 20, 2007, 08:43:39 PM »
First Black Cherry I've ever found that wouldn't split no way, no how! :-\
Course, when I try to get a piece of it to put on a lathe...... it's checked all the way through. ::)

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Re: Purchasing black cherry
« Reply #62 on: December 20, 2007, 08:48:57 PM »
Sounds like the cherry I have. You have some pith in the piece? Firewood.  ::) Some of that cherry I bought from PA doesn't have as distinct growth rings on the flat sawn surface as my local cherry. On my local cherry the rings are as distinct as spruce rings. But mine oxidizes to the red brown color like the stuff I bought.
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Re: Purchasing black cherry
« Reply #63 on: December 20, 2007, 08:51:50 PM »
I can get some pith, but not right now, my table saw won't go in far enough.
I need to buck this piece with the chainsaw and then I should be able to get a piece.

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Re: Purchasing black cherry
« Reply #64 on: December 20, 2007, 08:57:06 PM »
I mean the pith and the juvenile wood surrounding it will split to pieces. Avoid it.  ;) I tried some on the lathe and it pulled apart in front of me.
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Re: Purchasing black cherry
« Reply #65 on: December 20, 2007, 09:02:18 PM »
Ah yeah, well when it won't split and it's firewood length, it just gets tossed in the pile. ;)
I took the saw to it yesterday and squared it up, but it really isn't useable as it has already checked all over. ::)

Think I've got a nice chunk of spaulted Maple to mess with though. :)

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« Reply #66 on: December 20, 2007, 09:07:24 PM »
I have 6 or 8 - 6x6" and I have turned and looked them over a dozen times to see if I could buck a turning block out. Nope, no way. Only thing I can do is run some sections through the band saw and maybe slice some 2" stuff out. And I'm not going to put a lot of time into it. I might just need some nice cherry firewood.  ;D ;D
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« Reply #67 on: December 22, 2007, 05:58:18 PM »
Well I milled up the two logs from up at the lake that the scan in reply #40 came from.
No question....... they were Black Cherry. :)

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« Reply #68 on: December 23, 2007, 07:42:37 AM »
Glad ya solved it. Now what are you are going to make?  ;)
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« Reply #69 on: December 23, 2007, 11:37:27 AM »
No clue! :)


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