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post #1 of 6 Old 11-09-2012, 07:54 PM Thread Starter
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Maple, Not a Project Yet But...

I know, I should be working on the kitchen...but later...

I'm involved in a construction project where we had to remove a lot of trees which gave me a lot of fire wood. There were several maple trees that had some interesting burls so I asked the superintendent to leave for me some logs that were 4-5 feet long. I hauled some of them home a few weeks ago. I don't know what they will become but a slab table comes to mind. I don't think it is a very hard maple, it is what we call on the prairies "Manitoba Maple".

All I have to split them with is a chainsaw and patience. I suppose I should split them soon so they season better, any ideas??










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Nice Carvel! Can't wait to see what you come up with.
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Yes, it looks like maple, but I see no burls?
Good luck with it.

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I'm calling those deformations, the bumps on the sides, burls. Perhaps they aren't burls in the true sense, but they look interesting anyway. I guess that begs the question, what is a burl??

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i'm calling those deformations, the bumps on the sides, burls. Perhaps they aren't burls in the true sense, but they look interesting anyway. I guess that begs the question, what is a burl??


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Once you cut into them you'll know. What do you plan with them?
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