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    Wet Cherry

    An exercise in faith and fingers crossed, a bit of Cherry from some local trees felled last sunday, not exactly the ideal time of the year so decided to see what happens with a few bits of it whilst fresh rather than fume over the inevitable splits that will ensue over the next couple of years or so whilst I try and dry it.
    Nothing special in form (6-3/8 x 5-3/8), soaked in Lemon Oil to slow the drying, a bit special in as much as it's the 1000th. entry in the Bits and Pieces gallery.
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    Chas nice looking bowl. Is it the lemon oil that got it looking so yellow?

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    Welcome back Chas!! It's been a while...and a great chunk to show off! How did you finish it? Really nice form!
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    Lovely piece Chas! Did it have the nice Cherry smell when you turned it?

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    Hello Chas long time no see.

    Looks to me like you following in the footsteps of the birthday boy with that nice bowl.

    http://www.workingwoods.com/bowl%20gallery/album/

    Except his is not cherry.
    cheers

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    Nicely done, Chas. I'd much rather turn green wood than try to dry big chunks crack-free.
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    Chas that is a nice looking bowl. I turn all my bowls including NE from green to finish. I apply finish as soon as it is done and have been lucky so far.
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    Thanks for the welcome back folks, afraid it's been a busy start to the year with a large order (900+ pieces) on the metal turning front which has limited my wood lathe time along with some major yard work in the vegetable plot and flower border stakes.

    The latter brought on by the better half taking advantage of me being off my feet for a month with trapped spinal/leg nerve. She removed several trees from the plot that has brought about the need for a whole lot of replanting etc. not to mention the clear up of the debris.

    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen Bellinger View Post
    Is it the lemon oil that got it looking so yellow?
    I think that's more down to the amount of water still in it, we'll see what happens as it dries out.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Burr View Post
    .. How did you finish it?
    Basically just sanded to 240 and slapped on some Lemon Oil confuse and slow down the moisture loss.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Calver View Post
    . Did it have the nice Cherry smell when you turned it?
    Unfortunately it does not have a pronounced aroma that I get from my stock of dry Cherry, don't know if that's because it's so wet or the particular species. Hence my use of the Lemon Oil, would have been reluctant to use it if the 'Cherry' had been pronounced.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Keeble View Post
    ......Looks to me like you following in the footsteps of the birthday boy with that nice bowl.
    Any that come out of this hoard are going to be rather bland in comparison I'm afraid, although the heavily crotched pieces I have may prove more interesting. No chance of ever keeping the bark on though far too much new growth at this time of year.
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    That is a very beautiful bowl. Looks very delicate. Nice work.
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    That's a nice looking bowl! Love the burned rim.

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