Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Dickinson, Tx. / Somerville, TX
Here is another suggestion,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
If you know 2 somebodys, one with a chainsaw and one with a lathe, with luck, it could be one and the same. Here is what I think: have them cut a 12" cube at the base of the burl. They can keep it and make a nice bowl or something and then you will know what you have with a finished surface. This should not hurt the tree. I have cut burls off the sides of some of my Post Oak trees with no apparent damage to the trees. Just dont cut completely around the tree because that might kill it.
Retired woodworker, amongst other things, Sold full time cruising boat and now full time cruising in RV. Currently in Somerville, Tx
Last edited by Tony B; 05-21-2020 at 11:08 AM.