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Ideas on what to do with this walnut burl?

by Andybb
posted 11-10-2018 05:33 PM


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lew

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#1 posted 11-10-2018 08:53 PM

You should send that directly to me! ;^)

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 11-10-2018 09:16 PM



You should send that directly to me! ;^)

- lew

I’ll flip you for it. :)

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#3 posted 11-11-2018 01:45 AM

How about a three way split. I’ll take the bumpy part.

-- Aj

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#4 posted 11-11-2018 01:54 AM

It would make a pretty nice doorstop.

Really though, I’d probably slice part of it and turn part of it if it was me.

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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#5 posted 11-11-2018 01:55 AM

Flatten the top & bottom as it sits. Then add a glass table top.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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Andybb

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#6 posted 11-11-2018 02:01 AM



Flatten the top & bottom as it sits. Then add a glass table top.

- sras

Normally I would, but only half of it is mine. :-)

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#7 posted 11-11-2018 02:12 AM

I don’t do anything with whole Burls, at least never have. I’ve used a bit of veneer. I always wondered what % of them does a guy just start turning it, versus saw into that thing to see what ya got?

I don’t think I could resist to cut into it to see what it had, but then I don’t have a lathe.

How do you split that? Seems somebody is gonna get skewed….

-- Think safe, be safe

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oberturned

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#8 posted 11-11-2018 05:55 AM

My vote is 3 chainsaw cuts, 2 awesome bowls, and a nice lidded box. Great pics Andybb, I really hope you show us the final projects.. A Blog, perhaps? Killer burl.

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Clarkswoodworking

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#9 posted 11-11-2018 07:10 AM

Hey I didn’t know I was in the pic ?
Scott

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Clarkswoodworking

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#10 posted 11-11-2018 07:11 AM

It may be our fist but not our last !
Scott

Here is a load I picked us yesterday
Under that large 43”x 2 1/2” x 8” slab of spalted curly maple ( 6 more at the yard I was loaded) there is what’s in the second pic !
large walnut slabs

And then before I left the mill I grabbed
25 bundles of the luthiers wood

Oh
And I bought these burl pieces too
The really nice pieces were $200 ea

I also still have. 5 logs to cut
1 maple
3 regular walnut
And one figured walnut

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Clarkswoodworking

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#11 posted 11-11-2018 07:23 AM

And did I mention I bought a new bandsaw mill ?
30” with a electric start 14 hp motor a 10 pack of blades and a rebuild kit
$4800 to the door
I am also building a custom trailer
( thanks Andy)
To haul it on
I am putting electric jacks in the 4 corners of the saw frame and I will be able to lift the saw offf the trailer and pull the trailer out from under then lower the saw back down to the ground
So I do not have to roll the logs up a ramp to the trailer higth
Scott

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#12 posted 11-11-2018 08:57 PM

The walnut burl should be made into umpteen thousand feet of fine veneer to install on the dashboards & windowsills of very exotic automobiles, as they used to do with Jaguars, etc.

-- Phil Allin - There are mountain climbers and people who talk about climbing mountains. The climbers have "selfies" at the summit!

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#13 posted 11-12-2018 02:56 PM

You really have a hard time finding good lumber don’t you 8^)

If it was me, I’d scoop out the burl and make a gnarly spiked helmet for scaring the cats (but that’s just me).
I think you need to slice into it to see, then probably cut some thick (1/16”+) veneers.

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#14 posted 11-12-2018 05:01 PM



I think you need to slice into it to see, then probably cut some thick (1/16”+) veneers.
- splintergroup

I’m just not sure how to slice it to reveal the best veneer. Seems like slicing off the pointy bits would make for a good bowl casting.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#15 posted 11-16-2018 04:10 PM

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#16 posted 11-16-2018 11:50 PM

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#17 posted 12-13-2018 01:06 AM

Well, this is what the burl and the crotch section looked like inside when sliced.

And a pen turned with a small section of burl.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#18 posted 12-13-2018 01:17 AM

Spurt :)

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#19 posted 12-13-2018 01:56 AM

Beautiful

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