Earlier this week I was informed by my wife that someone she works with had a few trees dropped on their property and wanted us to come over there today and pick out what we wanted.
I am in the midst of a kitchen cabinet project, but we went over there and retrieved these two chunks of Cherry.
I could get more if I want, but I am busy now and really don't have the room to store them or more importantly the time to mess with them. They also had alder with some great big trunk/limb intersections that looked like they would have some great grain. I might make another trip on another day and retrieve them. I have not really prepared my own bowl blanks at home and really do not have the tools to do it (chainsaw or big enough bandsaw). We recently joined a local turning club, so I am thinking of calling one of the mentors they have for advice. These chunks came from the trunk. Any advice as to what I should be trying to retrieve in terms of raw wood? Please keep in mind I only have a 12" swing.
Well, I need to get to the shop and back working on the kitchen cabinets. I don't want to be sleeping on the couch like Bill Lantry.