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  1. Tips, Tricks, & Homemade Jigs
    So I have been on a journey to find a way to dry a burl with minimal warping and checking. We tried the denatured alcohol soak, that didnt really work. We were going to try Polyethylene Glycol or PEG but we werent sure if we should. We also have a kiln but we arent quite sure of the best wet...
  2. Wood Finishing
    Hey Guys! So I am deciding to take on a project and make a slab wood table out of a nice piece of Buckeye Burl. The slab is unfinished and I am having trouble figuring out the best way to go about this. Any help is appreciated and because I am new to all this could you please spell out all...
  3. Forestry & Milling
    My lumber guy dropped two loads of logs that will be cut up soon. He decided to give this to me. It is 42" wide, 28" deep and 17" tall. I have used Maple Burl. This has been cut for about 45 days. My questions? Cut into slabs? I was thinking cut like I will have logs cut Save chunks for...
  4. General Woodworking Discussion
    Today I cut down the largest burl I have ever seen in real life. The picture attached will show you how huge it is. The board in the pic is 4.5'X6" just to give you a reference. an inch or two of the outside is rotten but the inside is very solid. But I wasn't thinking and I brought it down into...
  5. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hi, I am new to this site (actually this is my first post). I am looking for some advice on what is the best way to cut a couple of burls I have. They were cut earlier today and they were on a dead standing tree. The outsides are very rotten, but after about an inch, it becomes hard wood again...
  6. Project Showcase
    I harvested these pieces from a 15 year old forest fire. The trees died from the heat of the fire not the fire itself. Lots more where these came from plus i have a shop full of burled logs harvested from the same fire just waiting to be worked.
  7. General Woodworking Discussion
    So, to follow up on my burl inquiries, what do you folks think is generally more valuable per pound; cherry burl or maple burl? I have been looking on the net but I cannot find a single company that sells both. I understand that it all depends on the grain, but i am speaking in a general...
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