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Blog entry by OregonBurls posted 04-07-2011 05:31 PM 4024 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just started cutting into this burl. Incredible! I am not sure if I am going to cut table slabs or block it up for turners. Time will tell. Enjoy!

I need to ask a favor of my friends here. Would you go to Face Book and do a search for “Oregon Burls” and Become my friend there. It would help lots.


PS Check out my new Website!!!

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, What can I say but God Is Good!

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Grant Davis

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#1 posted 04-07-2011 06:33 PM

WOW, incredible is right. That is a beautiful slab.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#2 posted 04-07-2011 06:42 PM

WOW…you find the most beautiful burls…. I vote for some turning blocks….that would make some awesome vessels….Table slabs are good too….I just finished a coffee table from some black pashaco – I’d love to make one from a slab instead of cobling the tops…

I am not a social networker….but to help a fellow LJ I will dust off my old facebook login (will have to have them send me a new login….LOL).

Great new page….flashy….loads quick….great job.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#3 posted 04-07-2011 06:58 PM

My vote is slabs! I would love to make a table out of that. Wait for it…............. with a steel base, I know shocker, right.

-- donald mee

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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 04-07-2011 08:11 PM

Wow is right, Greg. That slab has a gorgeous color and graining. If you are interested in a vote I would cast one for slabs as well. It would be a shame to block this up and loose all that character that is in the slab.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 04-07-2011 08:40 PM

I call your wow Greg and raise you WOW WOW WOW very cool . Good to see your working away, still unfolding that hidden beauty nature makes.


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#6 posted 04-07-2011 08:49 PM

What I have to say is “Wow, send me some!”

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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#7 posted 04-07-2011 08:52 PM

Would love to send you some. It is all for sale!!!

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, What can I say but God Is Good!

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#8 posted 04-07-2011 09:01 PM

Really nice website. I’m definitely ordering some duck call blanks.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#9 posted 04-08-2011 01:20 AM

Great little video..Awesome Burl : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#10 posted 04-08-2011 01:49 AM

Greg,i would vote for some box stock- 4/4”! Beautiful wood. Let me know if you have pieces I could buy that would make boxes. With burl, it doesn’t have to be continuous pieces- wrap around grain.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#11 posted 04-08-2011 05:43 AM

Will Do!

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, What can I say but God Is Good!

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#12 posted 04-08-2011 02:49 PM

Greg, thanks for this video the slab is gorgeous!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#13 posted 04-09-2011 03:03 AM

Hey Greg, how about loaning my that machine. I have a couple of burls to slice up. Would need a big postage stamp though. LOL

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

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#14 posted 04-09-2011 03:43 AM

You pay for the fuel and I would be there in a heart beat!

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, What can I say but God Is Good!

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#15 posted 04-09-2011 08:15 PM

Just plain GORGEOUS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WOW !!!!!!!!!!!

-- "Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, its about learning how to dance in the rain." "Anonymous"

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