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John Hicks
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Dec 4th, 2020 at 1:43pm
 
I got some small pieces of firewood that had been drying for 15 years in a shed. It turned out to be cherry and had this wonderful color. I turned most into very small live edge bowls like this one. I love turning cherry as it smells great and cuts like butter with a nice sharp gouge.



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Reply #1 - Dec 4th, 2020 at 5:35pm
 
Very nice! Pretty color/tone.
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Reply #2 - Dec 4th, 2020 at 5:49pm
 
I love how warm cherry looks!!

Nice little bowl. Smiley

Makes me want to go out to my wood shelter and rummage for a couple pieces of cherry burl.
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Reply #3 - Dec 4th, 2020 at 10:20pm
 
That loos nice.
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Reply #4 - Dec 5th, 2020 at 8:22pm
 
That is really a beautiful piece.  Very well done.
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Reply #5 - Dec 5th, 2020 at 8:34pm
 
Glad it worked out well for you.  Just bear in mind that as wood dries it shrinks and often develops cracks.  If turning dried firewood, it would be worth taking the time regularly to stop the lathe and check for cracks that have opened up.

And staying out of the "line of fire."
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Reply #6 - Dec 6th, 2020 at 10:36am
 
That cherry bowl should darken nicely with age.
Good job with it.
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Re: firewood cherry
Reply #7 - Dec 6th, 2020 at 8:46pm
 
John Hicks wrote on Dec 4th, 2020 at 1:43pm:
I got some small pieces of firewood that had been drying for 15 years in a shed. It turned out to be cherry and had this wonderful color. I turned most into very small live edge bowls like this one. I love turning cherry as it smells great and cuts like butter with a nice sharp gouge.





John, I love it.   Smiley   Cool
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