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?