Plum bias cut cheese board

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Project by jcsterling posted 01-31-2017 12:03 AM 1401 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not much goin on here but this cool lookin plum bias cut with some walnut butterfies. Flattening this was an experience somewhat like flattening a hunk of cast iron…..super hard stuff. I have 2 more similar pieces that i still have to prepare when time allows.

-- John , Central PA , on facebook:!/pages/JC-Sterling-fine-furniture/104430802928776

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#1 posted 01-31-2017 02:33 AM

wow, i really like that wood, how did you come by it, can you tell me a little about it, i love coming across woods i have not seen.

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

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#2 posted 01-31-2017 02:39 AM

Just an orchard tree that didn’t want to be firewood

-- John , Central PA , on facebook:!/pages/JC-Sterling-fine-furniture/104430802928776

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#3 posted 01-31-2017 11:55 AM

When dealing with a cross-sectional slice like that, what do you do to keep it from developing the numerous tiny radial cracks I see so often on these? A controlled drying process, sealer, ??
And I’ve never seen plum before, does they usually develop such a fascinating irregular outside shape?

-- I'd rather be a hammer than a nail

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#4 posted 02-01-2017 12:04 AM

I would take the 3 pieces and make a three layered free form stand with the plum as the tops of each arm. These are worthy of fine work to be done. You either understand what I am saying or you don’t. Those are really nice pieces and these deserve to be made into something special. You do fine work so I am waiting to see what you do.

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#5 posted 02-02-2017 09:21 PM

Plum is the best!

-- Personality and character of a man is like wood,you must polish it to shine.....

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