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I figured I should post this project here since the router was the most used tool. (Used the tablesaw too) No planer at the time.

I got a Flowering Cherry log for free from Craigslist to mill. Not good wood for rot resistance, but is hard as a nail. The chainsaw earned its pay. This is the first project from the wood. It had been on the ground for a year or more according to the homeowner so has a lot of dead to be cut away.

I was just slicing the top till I hit good wood. Being a penny pincher I didn't want to waste all of it so I outlined the good wood and went to work. Unfortunately I had to glue up individual pieces so it took forreevvveerrr.

You can see how I planed it with the router and 1/4" endmill.(Biggest bit I had at the time that left a flat surface-which also took a while) Also, the lighting sucks in my house so the color doesn't do it justice, but you can see the wild grain.
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Hi Joe,

Sounds like you had your work cut out.....

But I cannot see any pics?

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Hay Joe I shall look forward to seeing it in person next time we get together. You and Bob are great guests, and I really enjoyed the get together. I have the jointer up and running now played with it to see how it works and it works great, thanks to you both for the help.

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I forgot to post pictures. Smooth eh?
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Looks fantastic!
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Hi Joe,

I remember you telling me about that yesterday, but now seeing a picture of it I am blown away. That is some fantastic wood and you did an awesome job. That is a great way to use the router.
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