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Some recent burls I have picked up. If you have time to visit my website or read any of my posts you will know I do not "harvest" trees. I just work with people to put stuff headed for the landfill/ burnpile to good use. I got most of these burls from firewood cutters. There is some hard maple (on quilted wood, cool), catalpa, redbud…

The burls are uncut in the picture. I do some turning-bowls, pens, make fishing lures… I have mentioned before I had a computer crash and lost a ton of pictures, kinda puts me at a handicap for showing projects. I guess I will have to get busy building something. I do have a picture of a mantel clock frame I made for a guy with some spalted maple burl and curly maple. (he wanted to put the clockworks in, I just made the wood part so that is all I have a photo of)



A couple of my lures, made from curly and curly/spalted wood.

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nice work. What are the measurements on the clock, its really a beaut.
 

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impressive.

Love the lures.!! Gorgeous.
 

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bryano, I don't remember the exact measurements (I don't work off plans, I just make stuff) I do remember the burl slice was 10" x11" so is was maybe 16" wide over all and 13" tall and 4" deep for a rough estimate.

Debbie, thanks. I set up a site for them a couple years ago, but neglected it. I am not very proud of the site (kinda generic) but there are more lure pictures there. http://woodallures.com/
 

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hahah 100% guaranteed to catch fishermen!
a great site. very ALLURING
 

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how did you smooth the burl? I've got some similar wood that I hate to work with because of the difficulty in machining the pieces.
 

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"I've got some similar wood that I hate to work" ...want my shipping address? Some burls are pretty smooth, like the redbud. The clock was made with spalted maple burl … it was rough. You just have to sand it the best you can (I go 400 grit) and start finishing. You may have to finish/sand and finish/sand several times before the final finish, but it looks killer when you are done. Same with turned pieces, turn them big and sand to finish size.
 

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That's pretty cool.
 
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