Drying burls

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Blog entry by Rob0420 posted 04-08-2019 01:58 PM 293 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw on YouTube that some suggested wrapping freshly cuts burls in plastic wrap. Won’t they rot? Any thoughts.

Thanks in advance! Just getting into wood turning.

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#1 posted 04-09-2019 03:57 AM

I have only dryed a few burls. I use them in turnings. I rough turn them then put them in a brown paper bag for 2 to 3 months.

-- Tom D

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#2 posted 04-09-2019 11:29 AM

Thanks Tom! I recently harvested a large cherry burl and have cut it up into over 25 pieces. Have realized that I don’t have the patience to wait for them to dry. Lol

I wonder if small pieces can handle the microwave?

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