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Boxelder burl good or bad?

I have been sharing the dissection of a large rfbe burl in the forestry section. Here is what i thought was going to be a large basketball sized burl but turned out to be hollowed inside from a bunch of grubs living in the tree. The shell is very hard with some very deep red color. I am not good enough to turn it not even sure how i could mount it on the lathe. My question... is it some thing worthy of keeping to sell or for myself one day when i am good enough to turn it? I have 3 crates full of burl, curly, and just plain rfbe. I am willing to share if there are any takers. I wont be able to turn it all my self...lol

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I would save it. If you sell it now, later on you might get into turning and want this back
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I do turn now i have not tackled anything this funky to date. I stick to basic turning from square/circle blanks. My skill level is quite novice at best.

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You might be able to get some good pen blanks out of it, they are easy to turn and addicting.
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Needs to be turned wet, go to Wood Barter an list it for trade or sell If I was you, Itd still good to turn I love burls when i turn Hollow Vessels
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It can be a lot of fun trying to make something of a piece of burl. I got an odd-shaped piece of box elder burl at the turning club wood swap, and this is what came out of it ... my first ever "natural edge bowl".
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That is awesome dun!

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The wood is beautiful and wuold make many really cool things. Good luck and post the results. That red streak is going to look great in something.
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