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hey all... turned this as a lamp stand for my lady. Shes got a bit of artsy in her and wanted something that would make a good lamp base. I have no idea what the wood on this one is. Found it on the side of the road but I do know that when it rained it would turn a deep reddish color. grain pattern looks nothing like red oak so your guess is as good as mine!Finally got around to getting some 600 grit and it makes a huge difference. do you all go even higher? or is that the cut off point usually. The cracks are killing me. Drives me nuts to work on something for so long and then it just starts busting out with cracks!!!. Ive been doing everything suggested but the cracks keep on a commin. Gonna give it to her once I get all the cracks sanded but heres a sneak peak, happy turnin,
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piece of cherry maybe? Looks nice. Was it still moist when you turned it, usually the reason for wood cracking. It's still shrinking. You could use CA glue to fill the cracks and help stabilize it.
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I'd say it's Cherry.
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post #4 of 5 Old 11-22-2011, 09:10 PM
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yea i agree its cherry and not dried completly
follow mikes advice
i love cherry and that is purty
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Finally got around to getting some 600 grit and it makes a huge difference. do you all go even higher?
Very pretty! ...and that's coming from a lady I'd also say cherry.
I usually go up to 2000, but I turn tools used to spin yarn. They want them super smooth and shiny and don't like the artificial, slick feel of friction polish. Without the polish, I find that you don't really FEEL the difference after 800. I go higher just for the luster. If you're using polish or wax, I wouldn't bother with anything higher.

(Personally, I'd throw it in a paper bag with some sawdust and forget about it for a few months and let it dry out, then you can true it back up and put a finish on it )
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