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post #1 of 5 Old 09-27-2009, 07:36 PM Thread Starter
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turning cherry

I usually turn exotics for pens, but today I made something different. All I can saw is that cherry is ALOT easier to turn then coconut palm or ebony.

I'm not sure how I feel about seeing the segmenting lines, part of my likes them and part doesn't. But in all the wood that I have I don't have any 3" thick cherry.

What are your opinions?
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Looks nice. You can rarely make glue lines dissappear so the best bet it so highlight them. Put a piece of veneer in between each piece or glue up thin contrasting woods.
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I like em,but like said,some light colored veneer in between the wood may be the way to go.

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I think it looks good. You did a good job. Cherry is a good choice of wood for this application. I have done a few projects with glue joints and finally decided that I would do as John suggested and use contrasting wood at the glue joints or in some cases I turn the grain 90 degrees at the glue joints.
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Looks good Dvoigt,
I don't mind seeing those thin lines in there. I too use veneers or contrasting wood about an 1/8" thick if I want it to show more. Reminds me of racing stripes. Cherry is a fun wood to turn. Usually doesn't present problems with grain tearing, sands and buffs nice, and looks good too.
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