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Blog entry by Grumpy posted 03-02-2019 11:58 PM 714 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.


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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.
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The problem was there was a lot of crumbly stuff in the burls but I did get some good bits.


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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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Dan'um Style

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

Looking good from Ohio.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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ralbuck

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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.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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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.

https://www.pennstateind.com/store/DABCH1.html

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

https://www.woodmagazine.com/project-plans/gifts-decorations/office-accessories/business-card-case-downloadable-plan

and

https://www.instructables.com/id/Business-card-holders-for-your-pocket/

Another one

https://www.oneprojectcloser.com/how-to-make-a-wooden-business-card-case/

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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Grumpy

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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
Anthony

-- To be a true artist one must stick to their own thought process

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