Two Big Burls

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Blog entry by Grumpy posted 03-02-2019 11:58 PM 1268 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have had these two burls for 3-4 years or more, so they were nice and hard and seasoned by the time I got around to giving them the chop. One is iron bark & not sure about the other.
The problem was I liked the look of them the way they were so it took all that time to think about what was inside.

The iron bark one was too tough for one chainsaw, it threw in the towel. Had to buy a new electric one which did the job well. The electric saw is good for keeping the noise down for the neighbours.
The problem was there was a lot of crumbly stuff in the burls but I did get some good bits.

I see some wall clocks in some bits or barometers.
If anyone has any ideas it would be greatly appreciated.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#1 posted 03-03-2019 01:38 AM

Looking good from Ohio.

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#2 posted 03-03-2019 04:38 AM

We will all be waiting to see what is hiding in them!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#3 posted 03-03-2019 05:22 AM

grump dont waste your time with that worthless wood,just send it to me and ill burn it for you ,might as well stay warm right?-lol. yeah,clocks or maybe cut up into pen blanks or knife handles,bottle stoppers.etc.

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#4 posted 03-03-2019 03:01 PM

A desk pen and pencil stand for some of the smaller ones. Then you could turn the pen and pencil and have a matched set.

Small pieces could be used for a business card holder for a desk. They make and sell brass folder for upright credit cards.

You can also make a business card holder that folds with a lid and is used as your carrying card holder.


Another one

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#5 posted 03-03-2019 10:15 PM

Awesome, thanks for your suggestions folks.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#6 posted 03-05-2019 01:57 PM

That one picture looks like a loaf of bread. LOL. Good luck on deciding on what to use them for. Sometimes that’s the hardest part.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#7 posted 04-04-2019 12:40 AM

Thats great, Iron bark verses ryobi chainsaw, I,d back the ironbark all day long.
Great stock to work with.
Kind Regards

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