It's a fruit tree and cherry is a fruit tree too. Cherry is a
desirable wood as long as it's finished properly by staining it to
look like some other wood or, better yet, by painting it.
Maybe pear would work well too. Give it a try.
Yep it works well.
I have used it a couple of times.
It starts out as a very white wood. If left unstained some of it will
turn a soft mellow brown...
I didn't know that when I carved some handles, a few years down the road
they are a soft mellow brown. I had given the piece to a friend whom I
just saw recently, and thought my memory had been playing with me. When
I realized that it had aged on its own.
I lost a tree in Oct and recently milled it on my band saw
.. it's drying now..
Looking for a similar use since the pieces are rather small.
On 5/26/2012 2:39 PM, FrozenNorth wrote:
Don't know any turners, but that seems to be the consensus, western part
of Toronto, Ontario, if anybody knows anyone, they are welcome to have it.
Even better if they have their own chainsaw...don't think my
reciprocating saw will cut it down. :-)
The system will be down for 10 days for preventive maintenance.
I have turned and carved pear wood. Most of what I had was from a 150
year old tree and was pinkish in the center. Pear is highly prized for
woodwind instruments, like Recorders. It is easy to turn but a bit
harder to hand carve, but well worth the effort.
I made a nostepinne from one piece of that tree...
Cool. To figure out WTH a "nostepinne" was, I googled it and watched
the video of how to wind one o' them pups.
Then I saw this and checked it out. I see you and raise you one:
When a quiet man is moved to passion, it seems the very earth will shake.
-- Stephanie Barron
(Something for the Powers That Be to remember, eh?)
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