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Project by That_Weird_Uncle posted 03-05-2019 11:04 PM 916 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Aunt owns a cherry orchard and they were removing some diseased trees. I got the opportunity to raid the slash piles and made some boards from the small logs i was able to salvage. Most of the logs were 12” in diameter by about 3-4 feet long. I ended up with about a pallet full of spalted cherry (crossing into rotted in some of the boards). It will be interesting to make projects out of, i see a lot of epoxy stabilization in my future. I did this project right after getting my big bandsaw so my resawing game was not exactly on point.

Right around the same time i was able to get some ~3 foot logs of what i think is elm. If any of you guys have an idea on the last picture i would love a confirmation on the species. They were larger logs but much straighter then the cherry so i had a much easier time making them into dimensional lumber.

I learned a lot though and my next batch of boards will be better. I also realized need to up my bandsaw infeed setup some of the logs were 14-16” in diameter and i even ended up with a big stump that was about 30. I ripped as much waste away with my chainsaw before bringing them in to process, but i was leaving them as large as i could manage (its always to make wood smaller down the line but undoing a cut is tough) and as you can imagine moving a couple hundred pound log by yourself makes for a tough time resawing.

-- "The beatings will continue until the morale improves" --Grandpa





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pottz

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#1 posted 03-06-2019 12:11 AM

well not really but if you give me some i wont say anything-ok?-lol. wish i had a bunch though making a bedroom set from cherry right now.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#2 posted 03-06-2019 12:26 AM

That could be elm. Get a closer picture and a photo of the end-grain.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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UdyRegan

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#3 posted 03-14-2019 07:06 AM

Cherry always has its own use which is actually an entire interesting collection to be honest. It is good to have an eye for detail like you do because it is not easy for me to salvage good cherry pieces amongst diseased ones.

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#4 posted 03-14-2019 07:17 AM



Cherry always has its own use which is actually an entire interesting collection to be honest. It is good to have an eye for detail like you do because it is not easy for me to salvage good cherry pieces amongst diseased ones.

- UdyRegan

I got a fair amount of good material out of it but I did have to burn about %20 of what I harvested. Many of the boards I did keep have bad spots too but I just figured I’ll cut them out. Worst case scenario with the really small boards I’ll just make really nice push sticks and the like. I initially planned on cutting the small scraps into blocks to use in my smoker but then thought better of it. I figure the years of pesticides sprayed on the trees in a commercial environment are probably not the best things to smoke my food in.


That could be elm. Get a closer picture and a photo of the end-grain.

- Dave Polaschek

I’ll have to pull it out here in a few months and check it out. I’ve got a lot of snow on this particular wood pile right now

-- "The beatings will continue until the morale improves" --Grandpa

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