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  • #16334
    Mark Armstrong
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    Started sizing up some cherry for my table. Not the same as Paul’s.
    Made a lot of shavings enjoyable hard work Planning from sawn timber. Cherry has come up like glass.
    I have use winding sticks, Marking gauge, straight edge, square, Digital callipers,Hand saw 8 tpi, 5 1/2 Record jack and a Stanley premium low angle jack.
    Got to plane up another 5 pieces for frame work and another 4 or 5 pieces for top.

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #16338
    Eddy Flynn
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    hi Mark is the cherry expensive ,and will you leave the sap wood in or cut it out

    Eddy .. Liverpool, Merseyside, UK
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    #16339
    david o’sullivan
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    nice work mark keep us posted

    "we can learn what to do, by doing" Aristotle

    #16340
    Mark Armstrong
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    Yes Eddy quite expensive I Bought 2 @ 8′ x 6″ x 1″ and 2 @ 8′ x 5″ x 1″ and came to ยฃ52 without vat.
    At the moment I have cut it out for frame work, but for the top I will try and match it up so whiter wood next to one another. You know me I do like a bit of contrast.
    I can not resist planing the thinnest of shavings just got in from shed playing on a bit of scrap. Use callipers measure shaving and got 1/2 a thou. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #16343
    Charles Cleland
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    Love the cherry….now that’s real wood for real woodworking as Paul might say ๐Ÿ™‚

    Washington State, USA
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    #16344
    Steve Follis
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    Looking good Mark!
    What is vat?

    Memphis, Tennessee

    #16348
    Mark Armstrong
    Participant

    Looking good Mark!<br>
    What is vat?

    VAT = Value Added Tax and it is 20% ๐Ÿ™

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #16351
    Eddy Flynn
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    very expensive but i bet its worth every penny when its done good luck

    Eddy .. Liverpool, Merseyside, UK
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    #16352
    Steve Follis
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    VAT = Value Added Tax and it is 20% :(

    Wow! where is the value in that?
    I pay 9.75% sales tax here, I thought that was high!

    Memphis, Tennessee

    #16353
    Eddy Flynn
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    there is none steve but this crowd still keep putting it up but thats a different forum

    Eddy .. Liverpool, Merseyside, UK
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    #16354
    dborn
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    OUCH! I guess value was added to the wood when the it was cut into lumber…. And i thought tax in Illinois was bad..

    Looking good Mark!

    #16356
    cpetersen1970
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    Absolutely *love* cherry. At this point, it may be my favorite wood. To me has the perfect combination of beauty of grain and color, as well as being a dream to work. Can’t wait to see the table!

    #16358
    Mark Armstrong
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    I agree really lovely stuff.
    It’s a bit harder than I thought it would be.
    Oh we’ll Back to planning. :).

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #16364
    Mark Armstrong
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    Its taken me best part of two days to plane timber for frame work. I have still got the planks for top todo. I will start on frame work first when I get more time.

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #16374
    aledpugh
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    Mark, that’s looking really good.
    I bet good amount of work’s gone into hand planing all of that stock ๐Ÿ™‚
    Like the others have said I think cherry is a beautiful wood. I’ve got a soft spot for the fruit woods, picked up a length of 4″ square apple a little while ago which I’m busy converting into legs for a shaker style side table.

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