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Question for those of you who do resin and wood casting.

by RobHannon
posted 12-04-2018 04:20 PM


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Wildwood

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#1 posted 12-20-2018 11:43 AM

Cheapest way to acquire burls is harvest your own.

Plenty of places sell burl wood or what passes for burls. Don’t know where you have looked but here are some links. Generally vendors buy wet burls by the pound wholesale, while retail prices high you take the risk of drying. Least expensive is buying burl pen blanks and glue up to size you need.

https://wphardwoods.com/product-category/burls/

Click on “Products.”
http://www.australianburls.com/Products/BurlCaps.php

Buying pen blanks

http://burlsource.com/

http://www.exoticwoodsusa.com/

http://www.leetreewoodworks.com/

http://www.penturners.org/forum/f158/buckeye-burl-pen-blanks-rocky-176-a-157691/

http://www.penturners.org/forum/f158/honduran-rosewood-burl-157640/

-- Bill

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RobHannon

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#2 posted 12-20-2018 01:39 PM

Harvesting my own is not in the cards for me right now. WP Hardwoods is a new one to me but appears to be pretty reasonable prices. I will look into them.

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Wildwood

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#3 posted 12-20-2018 08:37 PM

Maybe if look at highly wood species in bottle stopper, or turning blanks might find more options and less expensive. If can buy close to home the way to go.

http://www.woodfinder.com/woods/woodindex.php

Been turning long time and harvest my own wood for turning and only had access to two burls. First one destroyed due to lack of knowledge or experience, other one didn’t completely circle the tree posted on my project page.

Didn’t list Cook’s woods, might be worth a look if haven’t done it already, not sure close to home for you.

-- Bill

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#4 posted 12-20-2018 09:03 PM

Casey Martin makes and sells burl blanks and seems to have a source for them as he gets them by the box-load. You might email him.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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