LumberJocks Woodworking Forum banner

any ideas?

1548 Views 6 Replies 5 Participants Last post by  JollyGreen67
Hi everyone I have been given these lumps of cherry bye would like some advice on the best way to cut them up to get the best out of the grain, cheers
Plant Wood Trunk Terrestrial plant Natural material

Plant Organism Trunk Natural material Wood

Plant Natural material Wood Trunk Terrestrial plant


See less See more
1 - 7 of 7 Posts
Do you plan to turn them?
Yeah I want to make bowls from it. Just wondered what best way to cut them?
Get yourself a copy of Richard raffan's book where he shows you how to cut wood best for woodturning. Oh wait a minute that's useless advice it would cost you money LOL .Why not look it up on youtube! It is not difficult just remember not to simply stick a slice of wood on the lathe and start cutting.That would end up with a disaster as you would be cutting into endgrain pure and simple and this does not give best results.Basically when you take a blank I.E a slice of a tree trunk you need to cut it in two through the middle like dividing a pie in two equall pieces.then stand each piece of the pie upright with the flat piece of the wood on the table and draw a circle on the top piece as it sits there.Then cut them again this time so that you end up exposing the straight grain .In other words cut the slice of the wood round enough to put on the lathe which exposes the side of the wood rather than the poriginal slice look it up on the net it is not difficult although I am making a pigs ear of explaining it LOL Alistair
See less See more
Those are cool. That one would make a neat clock. Large band saw and a sled?
Thanks Scotsman I have been turning green wood for couple of years but never cut up any thing this size and didn't want to ruin it. Cheers for the advice though
If you are hesitant about what to do with them - SEND THEM TO ME ! ;o)
1 - 7 of 7 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.