Cherry crotch slabs that are almost ready to use.

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Project by HalDougherty posted 08-05-2009 11:28 PM 5605 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a black cherry crotch that I sawed into 2” slabs. It’s about 4’ in length and 14” at the narrow part of the slab. It’s fantastic to open a log and see the beauty inside. Each one is different and it’s like digging for burried treasure. This one is going to be made into benches sometime this fall. The edges were sealed with wax and there are no cracks developing. (except for the bark inclusion and natural crack that I’ll use walnut butterflys for stability)


-- Hal, Tennessee

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#1 posted 08-05-2009 11:33 PM

Drool…. thats a beautiful piece.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#2 posted 08-05-2009 11:49 PM

I know you are probably thinking tables/benches, but man could you make some fine door panels. thanks for posting. these are always my favorite posts.

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#3 posted 08-05-2009 11:49 PM

Nice stuff. Thanks for posting the pics.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#4 posted 08-06-2009 02:03 AM

Oh my….........what I could turn that into. Bowls, bowls and more bowls….....................LOL

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#5 posted 08-06-2009 02:33 AM

Cool stuff. Nice wood.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#6 posted 08-06-2009 03:42 AM

outstanding fiqure wow


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#7 posted 08-06-2009 06:03 AM

Boy that is nice stuff. Most of the time it winds up in someones fireplace. Good of you to save it. When should I expect delivery?

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#8 posted 08-06-2009 06:37 AM

Sweet Cherry …got to love it !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#9 posted 08-13-2009 02:32 PM

I just cut a cherry tree yesterday, It had two trees in one the section i took down was 28” diameter, got some nice logs, now i have to learn what to do with it, not sure how to handle it, The part still standing is at least 40” wide at chest height
not sure wether to let it sit for a few years before slabing or slab it and dry it

-- Doug Cedar Log Furniture,

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#10 posted 08-13-2009 03:26 PM


I’d seal the log ends if you aren’t going to have it cut soon. Any wood I want to dry without so many checks, I wax or anchorseal the ends of both logs and slabs. Find someone near you with a bandsaw and slab them. The quicker you get them sawed, the sooner the wood will be dry.


-- Hal, Tennessee

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