The problem was that I didn’t have very much of it, and I couldn’t decide what to make with it. So I kept it. And I moved it. These boards have been moved from upstate New York where I bought it to Columbus, Cleveland, back to Columbus and four years ago here to Cincinnati. I haven’t had a good place to keep it, so it has been in the way in my garage and I have had to step over the pile every time I take the garbage out.
Finally this summer I brought one piece into the shop and cut off the end to make a handle for a Gramercy Dovetail Saw kit. I then spent the rest of the summer and most of the fall defending the remaining piece from my shop mates when they were looking for some Cherry.
At long last, the ideal project arrived and it will use the last of this stash, maybe with enough left over for another saw handle or a few chisel and rasp handles. It’s been fun to work with this and it will look a lot nicer in the living room than out in the garage. Of course when I moved the pile of Cherry out, I discovered a cardboard box labeled “Exotic Scraps”. Someday they will be good for something.
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