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    Cherry Chips...

    I finally took a quick break from remodeling the house and put a piece of a cherry limb in my mini Jet. This is my first "turning" of wet wood...OK, basically my first turning period! I got the cherry from trees that were blown down in a storm in January. I'm not sure what to do with this... but it sure is pretty wood!









    I had a piece with several limbs that my wife liked...so I put it in our front flower bed. Today we looked close, and there are flowers that have grown and bloomed!







    I only spend about 15 minutes or so with this...but I think I may start putting more time in turning.
    Last edited by Greg Cook; 03-28-2007 at 06:14 AM.

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    Whoo Hoo, now you are REALLY hooked!!

    Once them wet curlies start flying round the shop, you are a goner, nothing beats it!

    Greg, those limbs are the PERFECT size for making some mushrooms, go find the threads I put up on them, they are fun to make, quick and easy, and everyone seems to like them, heck, I've sold a couple ($5).

    Nice to see the flowers blooming after the winter you guys had this year, I bet

    Cheers!
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    Stu,

    I was/is fun with the chips...man they really fly off!

    I'll give the mushroom thing a shot..I've got lots of limbs that size.

    Note...the Sakura blossoms are growing/blooming in a cut stump...cut down last Jan! The stump is about 18" tall and just sitting in our flower bed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Cook View Post
    ...........Note...the Sakura blossoms are growing/blooming in a cut stump...cut down last Jan! The stump is about 18" tall and just sitting in our flower bed.
    Never say "Die" I guess eh?
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
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    Pretty wood. Weed pots are easy and good practice.

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    Did ya get a shower? Cutting set wood is always a pleasure.
    Jim

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    The wood is pretty...I may make a vase, or a mushroom, or a "Bonker" or just a mess...

    I was surprsed at the wet chips...all over the place! It was/is fun!

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