You didnít give an approximate size but the larger the diameter the greater the risk. So 1+ on what Chuck said. I would try to use a faceplate to start due to your lowest speed of 500; I have a 3" and it has held everything up to 16" diameter.
If it is large you can also take the center out a little larger (2.5-3) then re-split for quartersawn orientation for winged boxes and many other items. I am not sure of cherry but some wood have the best grain in quartersawn.
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