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Is this cherry?
« on: September 01, 2020, 10:49:57 AM »
Got a call from a guy with some white oak but saw this in their pile as well. Never cut or ID'd cherry so I'm wondering if it's worth milling.

 

 

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Re: Is this cherry?
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2020, 11:25:35 AM »
  Sure looks like it to me. I saw all I can get and price it at $3/bf for rough sawed boards and LE 8/4 slabs. I also make primitive benches out of it. If you get any be sure to anchorseal the ends as soon as you buck it to length as it is about the worst I saw as to end checking. 


 
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Re: Is this cherry?
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2020, 08:11:46 PM »
That heart looks like something is going on, I'd be tempted to work around the outside of that white ring.
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Re: Is this cherry?
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2020, 09:00:03 PM »
I don't see what looks like Black Cherry to me. A better bark photo would help. Cherry has distinct light-colored sap wood.

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Re: Is this cherry?
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2020, 10:21:37 PM »
A better view of the bark would help, but from what I can see its a sycamore.
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Re: Is this cherry?
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2020, 11:43:11 PM »
Good eye, YellowHammer.  You could be right.

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Re: Is this cherry?
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2020, 08:57:09 AM »
This is another angle. Sorry, my phone was acting up yesterday not wanting to load other photos. 

The tree on the left is a ginko. Was considering grabbing it too, but not sure since there's only one small-ish log.. 

There are sycamores next to the middle log and the bark sure looks similar but I've never seen sycamore with such dark wood. I've only been milling about 2 years now though 




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Re: Is this cherry?
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2020, 09:04:30 AM »
The log middle row top is sycamore. My profile picture is cherry.

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Re: Is this cherry?
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2020, 06:19:34 PM »
Ahh I should've remembered cherry has sapwood duh! I just saw the color and got all excited lol For now I'm content grabbing 2 white oak logs for the price of a couple cases of modelo's on ice! 
From what I read on here it seems like sycamore moves more than any other wood, but googling sycamore slabs they look pretty nice. Do you guys think if I grab it I should cut slabs or dimensional quartersawn? Not sure what sells quickest/best in my area but I think I'd lean towards QS since I want to wholesale instead of open my shop to retail customers

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Re: Is this cherry?
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2020, 06:48:58 PM »
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Re: Is this cherry?
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2020, 08:10:58 PM »
Flatsawn warps and twists like a snake on fire :)
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