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Got Glue II

As promised in “Got Glue?” I finished the black cherry bowl that sported a compromising crack across the base of the piece.  The wood moved a LOT while stabilizing for a week, requiring removing about 2-3mm at the rim to get it back in round.  Even then, the wood continued to move as I hollowed out the piece.  What didn’t move (thankfully), was the crack.Cherry-1725

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Got Glue?

I dropped a large dead cherry tree in the woods today and just had to test-turn a piece.  I had stacked and treated most of the logs to give them time to stabilize.  I ripped one of the logs into a pair or turning blanks and mounted one on the lathe.  This wood turns like a dream.  It cuts very easy, yet has enough strength to minimize tear-out.  Even in this freshly cut state, the color is very pronounced.  (Cherry takes a few years in sunlight to get that rich, deep cherry color).

I rough-turned the piece and quickly established Continue reading Got Glue?