Wild Cherry turned thingy

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Project by CFrye posted 06-04-2014 12:08 AM 2698 views 1 time favorited 43 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I loaded another hunk of wild cherry on the lathe and this is what it became. Thought about boring a hole in the top for a vase … Decided no. While it was still on the lathe I flooded the voids with Rustoleum High gloss Laquer several times then sanded down the smooth areas. Took it to the paint room for a few more coats and its done, I guess. The fourth image shows some of the outside of the tree where the bark was. Tried to highlight the beauty in this piece of wood that God made. Thank you for looking and commenting. The pictures don’t do the wood justice.
Edit: The size is 11”h x 3.25”d on the bottom and 2.125”d on the top

-- God bless, Candy

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#1 posted 06-04-2014 12:16 AM

Cherry is beautiful wood. Glad your enjoying trying out differently woods and being creative.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#2 posted 06-04-2014 12:19 AM

Beautiful wood. It’s our job to display it.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 06-04-2014 12:22 AM

Hi Candy. Great piece of wood. Glad to see you are getting on the lathe. Do you have any big enough for a bowl. Those voids would come out nicely in a bowl, too…..............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 06-04-2014 12:29 AM

What a cool piece of wood Candy… is so great to see how things “turn” out…....good one…..

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#5 posted 06-04-2014 12:30 AM

when i saw this i knew it was cherry right off, ive got a lot of it from a tree i cut down several years ago, if you lived close i would give you some bigger pieces to turn into bowls or small plates….ive got 2 pieces im working on for a stoll to sit on at my desk….but i have not worked on it for a bit, having back problems again…so now its wait and hope i get better…anyway, enjoy working on these pieces….beautiful wood

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#6 posted 06-04-2014 12:37 AM

That would make a cool lamp if you could figure out how to get a cord hole through it. That is some wild looking wild cherry!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#7 posted 06-04-2014 12:38 AM

That’s a fine hunk-a-hunk-a Cherry. You’ve really brought the beauty of it out.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#8 posted 06-04-2014 12:42 AM

Interesting piece.
Definitely a one of a kind.
Nice job, bring out the woods true beauty!!!

I would like to commission an exact replica…. ;^)

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#9 posted 06-04-2014 12:49 AM

Thanks Chris!
Amen to that Monte!
Thanks Jim. I have more. One piece in particular is a rough square about 12×12x3-ish? I’m not even sure it will fit on my lathe! It is set aside for later.
Thank you Jeff. It is neat to watch ‘something’ appear!
That’s very generous of you Grizz! The friend that gave this log has the other half of the tree and a few live standing!
Andy I hadn’t thought of a lamp…hmmm.
Thank you Roger!
Randy I’ll get right on that…as soon as you bring the blank to me!

-- God bless, Candy

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#10 posted 06-04-2014 12:52 AM

That’s pretty neat Candy. Wood can be beautiful.

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

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#11 posted 06-04-2014 12:58 AM

for a lamp, cut it right down the middle, then cut a 1/4 datto , 1/8 on each side, then glue it back together, you wont be able to see where you cut it if you use a good sharp blade, then run your lamp cord up the center….it would be a cool small lamp…i wish we all lived closer to each other, we could have lumberjock wood clubs, teach each other , then we could make all sorts of things, sell them to the world…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#12 posted 06-04-2014 01:29 AM

Thank you Bill. Yes it can.
Grizz, I’d be more likely to drill it than cut it in half (GASP). It’s a moot point on this piece . I gave it to my hubby. He can mod it any way he wants. As long as he doesn’t mess it up. ;-)
Lumberjocks Wood Club would be great!

-- God bless, Candy

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#13 posted 06-04-2014 02:53 AM

You could keep turning and make a back roller.

Or … you could reverse-turn it into a piece of firewood. :)

Check out the way Frank Howarth solved the same problem.

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#14 posted 06-04-2014 03:09 AM

Beautiful result of a great adventure!

Very pretty wood!

Just mounting onto the lathe looks like it was a feat in itself… to find the center, etc. so well.

You did very GOOD!! COOL!!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#15 posted 06-04-2014 03:28 AM

Frank Howarth videos are da BOMB!! Thanks for commenting John. :-)
Lots of “air-time” on this one, for sure, Joe!

Edit: as in cutting air…

-- God bless, Candy

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