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Offline ANMAN

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BURL advice wanted.
« on: March 14, 2006, 05:28:29 PM »
smiley_chop When the swamp was frozen and I had some time, I went burl hunting.  I got nice bunch from a smooth bark hickory, and another big burl off some kind of tree, maybe oak :)  Already hit up the anchorseal on the ends after the pictures were taken because I read on the forums they dry funny and crack.  The big burl/tree section is too heavy to pick up so I had to roll them up a plank ::) and the smaller burls came from the same tree and I threw them on the wagon.

Now I am debating whether to sell them or saw them on my Timber Harvester and then sell the lumber... If I did, I wouldn't really know what dimensions, strategies, and drying procedures I should do. 

I'd glady take any advice/offers  ;D   

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Re: BURL advice wanted.
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2006, 05:45:33 PM »
If you have no experience sawing or drying a burl, I would think that you want to sell most pieces whole and wet. However, I would cut and try to dry a couple to get the experience to make the burl worth more money. Foe the next time.... ;D

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Re: BURL advice wanted.
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2006, 11:30:51 AM »
In my experience, burls are most sought after by turners, and the most highly figured stuff for veneers and pen turning stock.
I get burls frequently, and depending on their size and dimensions, I either slice them up into turning blocks, or I leave them whole and sealed, and sell them that way.
I have yet to see a large burl dry without cracking, even when sealed, so that's something to keep in mind as well.
Take a shot at doing both, and if there's anyone else that has other ways of doing it, let's hear it!
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Re: BURL advice wanted.
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2006, 11:46:45 AM »
Welcome to the forum, recyler, I mean treecycler!

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