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    Having fun with cherry

    Thought I would just have fun Yesterday and nearly got carried away watching the nice long shaving flying off. This is from a Cherry tree I took down last year turned wet. And then wet sanded with lemon oil the workshop does smell nice now but the downside I now need to go and clean up after my coffee. No finish yet will see what happens overnight 4mm thickness all over even the bottom to give it at least half a chance.
    Well, this morning went out to the shed and it is still in one piece no cracks still it will be left a few days to see if it moves or even crack you know what cherry can be like.

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    Only wish the Cherry I was turning could've turned like that, will try again though.
    Good luck on the outcome of that one Derek.

     
     
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    Looks nice, surely if you coat it alll over with sanding sealer it will dry more slowly which will reduce any splitting possibilities?
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    That will be quite special when it’s all finished Derek.
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    Cherry is one of my favorites to turn. Good luck drying. I soak in DNA for a few days then dry in a heavy brown paper bag for 4-6 weeks. Nice shape of your vessel.
    So a neighbor knocked on my door at 3a.m. 3a.m.!!!!!!! Luckily I was already up playing the bag pipes.

     
     
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    That looks lovely Derek. The even thickness should give a good chance of drying without shaking.
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    Looking very good so far, Derek. Like the colour of that.
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    Looks good Derek, certainly see that face smiling back at you sure means that the wood is happy to meet you!..

    Felt he needed a hat and a big smile as well.

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    Like a babys derrierre .

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    Now Eamonn that reminds me of someone

    Well as of 5 minutes ago the cherry vase has moved a little and a very small split appeared in the bottom but does not go all the way through.
    I did expect it to be worse than this concidering that it is Cherry and was still very wet as well including the pith in the piece.
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