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post #1 of 7 Old 02-21-2012, 11:45 AM Thread Starter
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My first burl turning

I have this burl that's out of round and way too big for my 12" swing.



Getting one big bowl or plate out of this is not a priority.
I would like to get 3 or 4 smaller bowls and /or plates that I can learn on and develop my skills concerning the quirks about the grains in burls.



I would like to hear from you veteran burlers about how you would cut this up to get the most from it and any advice on attempting my first burling.

I'll take some pics along the way.

Thank you for any help
Tom

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Thats pretty cool. I have never turned a burl but I would like to. Where did you get it
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I have this burl that's out of round and way too big for my 12" swing.

Getting one big bowl or plate out of this is not a priority.
I would like to get 3 or 4 smaller bowls and /or plates that I can learn on and develop my skills concerning the quirks about the grains in burls.

I would like to hear from you veteran burlers about how you would cut this up to get the most from it and any advice on attempting my first burling.

I'll take some pics along the way.

Thank you for any help
Tom
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What kind of wood is that?
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mine's a maple burl

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Are burls harder wood then the rest of the tree?
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Not necessarily harder but definitely grainier.
A burls' grain is all bunched up and narley vs the trunk of a tree where the fibers are growing in a straight line.

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