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post #1 of 8 Old 11-13-2010, 05:07 PM Thread Starter
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Finally white oak burl pics

for some reason, this site won't allow me to post pics from my fathers camera. my charger crapped out on me so i was using his. I ended up taking the pics with my IPOD. so they aren't as clear as i would like. Sucks i didn't take any with my ipod when the tree was en tacked. the tree weighed well into the 200 lb mark!! it was about 4 feet round and as high!! I have had my eye on this tree along with about 5 more this size for years now! there is zero bark inlay, so really no waste at all. one of the most beautiful burls i have seen. I turned a piece round to see what it looked like and i will tell you this, IT IS HARD AS A ROCK!! it beat the crap out of my tools.
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here is half of what this burl produced! most is sawn into 3" stock and around 18-24" long
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Looks like a future beautiful project.

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post #4 of 8 Old 11-13-2010, 06:55 PM
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That's some really nice stuff. I can't wait to see what you come up with for that wood. I bet it's going to be gorgeous.

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I destroyed an ant colony's home. lol you should have seen them come pouring out! I may sell a few of the chunks because i actually broke the shaft on my bandsaw and had to go get a 14" rikon, lol. a nice upgrade. the wood has grain in it similar to like black and white ebony. but is going in every direction. sucks i have to wait about 2 years to work with it, but i am sure the wait will be worth it. now i have to get the rest of them from the woods and saw them up too? i am liking the fact i trade off a little sweat and get free lumber in exchange. I will have to wait till after rifle season to get the other burls. there is a ton of maple up there i think i am going to start cutting down. two red maples that are about 3 feet round and about 60 feet tall are coming down so i can get the burls that are on it.
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That's cool Looks like a loaf of marble bread. Can't wait to see what you do with it
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I haven't decided what i will do yet, i have about 2-3 years to decide. I may once i see what the other burls have inside them, sell a few chunks of this once it has dried. white oak burl is pretty rare! and i am sure i can get a good penny for these considering they have very very few spots of bark inlay in them! and the grain is truly one of a kind!!
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the bottom couple of pics i got off a friend who is now saving them from the fire place, it is a spalted elm burl. think that will make some nice pens or bottle stoppers!
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