Preparing Green Cherry – Not Solely For Bowls

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Not every project results in a beautiful object. Some I do well in advance with a beautiful object in mind. This is the case in this video.

I was given some fresh cut or green cherry logs. I promptly ripped each in half through the pith. Some I cut into bowl blanks.

However, some I left long and turned into long cylinders for later projects. Each was waxed. I’ll leave them to dry until needed. When I want to use one, I’ll weigh it on about a 2 week interval. When it stops losing weight, it will be dry.

Future spindle projects in the making. Stay tuned.

Good turning.

2 Responses to “Preparing Green Cherry – Not Solely For Bowls”

  1. Walter T says:

    Hi Alan,
    I as just wondering what was that white-looking liquid you used to seal the log after turning? I have used melted paraffin wax to seal ends of green logs, but I have not coated all exterior surfaces.

    • Alan says:

      it was a water based wax emulsion sold as an end grain sealer or green wood sealer.
      It’w worth trying. Although your paraffin should work fine.