I thought this pic might make Burlcraft drool. Unfortunately it didn't mill as nice as I had hoped. I was able to get 4 nice boards but mother nature got the rest of the log and it was too soft to be any good.
I got about 6 pieces of 5/4 , about 12" wide and 4' long. I think it might be too soft for turning but I thought of squaring the pieces and glueing them to a plywood base for a table top. I have a guy in town that is an incredible welder/ironworker. I talked to him about making a black wrought iron frame around the sides to hide the plywood. He said he could make a real nice metal base too. I haven't decided how I want to leave the top. I'll probably have to have a piece of glass cut, I think the wood is too delicate to leave topcoated with poly. I've got about 1000bdft more of logs like that to mill so there will be more pics to come....:thumbup1: :thumbup1: :thumbup1:
That brings me to a question for you. I've got a bowl turner that is desperate to get 1/2 of that big cherry burl that I have coming. He asked me what my price would be. Being new in dealing with burls, I wasn't sure what to tell him. I asked what he usually has to pay for something like that and he kind of hemmed and hawed about how they're different and the price ranges etc etc. Is there at least a ballpark $/bdft that I can start with?
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