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post #1 of 17 Old 11-19-2011, 05:12 PM Thread Starter
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Hello everybody from Vancouver Island

Hello folks: I thought I'd give this a try and see if I can get some feedback on my woodworking project.
It's a much different project than most but if you love wood you will probably be interested. I've been working on it for six years now and am still not finished.
It's a giant maple stump that I dug out around all the roots with a shovel. The roots were then cut off with a chainsaw, then the entire 6000 lb. stump lifted and moved with a backhoe.
Since that time I've been removing rot and bark and finally polishing with linseed oil and sandpaper.
There are a lot of photos on my blog at www.theburlshack.blogspot.com
I'd be interested in hearing some feedback. Thanks, Glen.



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Welcome to wood talk. & wow did I say wow? Thats huge. Biggest one ive ever seen.overwhelmingly huge. What do you do with something like that?

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Welcome to wood talk. & wow did I say wow? Thats huge. Biggest one ive ever seen.overwhelmingly huge. What do you do with something like that?
Thanks. I don't know where it will end up yet. The most popular ideas coming from visitors are a museum or an International airport. Once it is finished I think something will show itself.

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post #4 of 17 Old 11-19-2011, 06:13 PM
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Sounds like a good deal. I'm lost with words. Maybe others will chime in

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Well, Dom
That's not the burl you wanna nick off of your tree.

DOOD, That Thing is so Awesome I loaded the website down to show a few folks.
I mean....WOW !

I have a bit of oak burl out in the garage, so I think I'll go hug it!
Thanks for sharing!
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Thanks aardvark, here's a few photos from the inside.

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Wow. (and again) WOW!
Didn't see those on your link.
If displayed somewhere it might be wise to coat this so it cannot be damaged by punks scraping names in it, but I'm sure you have considered these types of things.
Is this silver maple?
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I ended up with oak burl, a piece 7 ft across and 16" thick, but to move it, it has been cut into about 6 smaller manageable pieces. Lotta rot that was cut off, and it sat outside for many years. I had a lot of waste as well.

I also have been playing with some eaten out silver maple hollow logs to make tables from. (glass tops over the hollows) It's a pretty wood indeed.
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That will make nice tables for sure, I'd like to see photos when you're done. This one is big leaf maple.

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Well, I'm with you.
I wouldn't want to take a chainsaw and make a massive amounts of burled furniture out of that. It's just too nice to mess up.

If I could figure out how to post pix's, I would. A fellow forum member gave me the process and I haven't instituted it yet. I did do a few oak burl pieces and a few hollow log tables so far.
I'll work on it.
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After I took it out I dug down deep on the roots with my backhoe and as carefully as possible popped them out. I still have them all, they're dry and sitting in my basement. I still have all the trimmings as well. One day I'll make something out of them. I like your idea of tables with glass tops.
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Thanks.
A little on the rustic side for many.
Saw your sites updates. Just because no one comments often doesn't mean it's not seen.
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I am newbie at this site.
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Welcome riff.
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Best way to post pics is via photobucket or imageshack.
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Welcome to the forum! Not sure how I missed this the first go round.
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