My latest - a cherry parlor

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Re: My latest - a cherry parlor

Postby Randy Roberts » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:09 pm

Really nice guitar, and beautiful sound. Doesn't it just amaze you what you can get out of a parlor?

As to the discussions about resawing Osage orange, if you can get it green before it has dried, it cuts like butter. Resawn to 1/4 inch and stickered, it dries well and pretty quickly that thin, and is pretty easy to work with from there.
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Re: My latest - a cherry parlor

Postby Bryan Bear » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:38 pm

Interesting Randy. I never really thought about cutting it up green. I’m going to email the log recycler and ask him to contact me when he’s got a lot to cut up. Maybe I can buy a board or two before he put it in the kiln. I’ll get first pick of the verticals grain board in the middle of the log too.
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Re: My latest - a cherry parlor

Postby Bryan Bear » Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:44 am

Randy, can you make a comparison to another dried wood when sawing osage orange green. I know that is a difficult question but I'm trying to decide if cutting it green will be enough of an advantage. If "cuts like butter" means like (extreme example) cedar would be different than if it means like maple. . .
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Re: My latest - a cherry parlor

Postby Steve Sawyer » Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:47 pm

If you guys don't quit with this, I'm going to have to try my hand at some kind of acoustic guitar someday.

Beautiful, and beautiful-sounding guitar!!
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Re: My latest - a cherry parlor

Postby Bryan Bear » Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:06 pm

Come on in Steve, the water's fine!
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Re: My latest - a cherry parlor

Postby Randy Roberts » Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:21 pm

Brian,

I guess cedar would be equivalent, if I'm remembering right when I cut up some cedar siding for tops years ago.

There is just no comparison wet vs dry. The down side is you have to wait for it to dry, but at a quarter inch thick, it isn't an unbearable wait. Just be sure to allow for shrinkage from drying when you cut it. Oh, and be prepared to have the shop turn neon yellow once you start sanding the stuff, but I guess you've had a taste of that already.

Here's some links to discussions back in the old days...

http://www.mimf.com/library/Steve_Sense ... -2007.html

http://www.mimf.com/library/Drying_wet_ ... -2008.html

http://www.mimf.com/library/Osage_Orang ... -2011.html
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Re: My latest - a cherry parlor

Postby Gilbert Fredrickson » Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:36 pm

Really nice, Brian.
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