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Forum topic by crank49 posted 04-08-2011 08:41 PM 1359 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-08-2011 08:41 PM

Topic tags/keywords: cherry turning

Went down to my son’s in-laws the other day to visit the grandkids. While out walking with one of my grandsons, 3 yo, we came upon a cherry tree trunk laying across the yard. It was like a double trunk, as if it might have had a fork at the base and the two major trunks just grew together. This thing was about 18” x 32” at the base and had been about 30 feet tall before it branched out into a multitude of limbs. All the limbs had been cut up and hauled away so I don’t know what that all looked like. The worst part is that this whole trunk had been cut into 24” chunks, to be split into firewood. I just wanted to scream at the idiot who did this. I asked the daughter in law to see if I could have a couple of these chunks to use for turning. Maybe there is hope I can save some of this for good use.

Anybody have any other suggestions for what I might be able to use some of this wood for, other than turning a bat to whack someone over the head. . . Assuming , of course, they will let me have it.

I have a pretty well equipped shop, 10” hybrid table saw, small 10” band saw, 6” jointer, 12” planer, small belt/disk sander, bench top drill press, 10” x 18” mini lathe with 20” extension bed, and most of the usual hand tools. I

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#1 posted 04-08-2011 10:36 PM

You can always make small thinggs like boxes, bandsaw boxes, ect No piece of wood is too small. I have seen a tooth pick carver’s work ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 04-09-2011 04:40 PM


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#3 posted 04-10-2011 02:36 AM

How sad!

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