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Posted on I have two Cherry Crotches and would like Ideas

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#1 posted 04-12-2017 01:09 AM

Your last question is the easiest to answer … a beautiful jewelry box, the cherry crotch would be a good start
Your first question – You may have to rough cut them down to size before hitting the bandsaw.
Check the web … there are many ideas about building auxiliary table tops for your bandsaw along with a carriage to hold the work piece and guide it thru the blade. Then use your hand planes or a drum sander to get toward your finish surface. I wouldn’t use a planer on this material. With the grain being extremely non-directional and would probably self destruct in the planer.

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