Any uses for Willow Burl

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Forum topic by swoper posted 04-19-2010 10:21 PM 1872 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-19-2010 10:21 PM

Hi everyone I have 2 very gnarly willows on the property, today I sliced a piece off a branch that fell and it has interesting grain but is extremely light and I’m not sure what it can be used for other then turning material. I have soo much burl I hate to think it not worth harvesting, any ideas guys?

-- Harry, Jackson Mi

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#1 posted 04-20-2010 06:43 PM

Accent pieces. inlays, banding, boxes, contrast pieces. Or even something functional like mallets, chisel handles, or storage boxes for your FINE cutting or carving tools. It’s endless. If you’ve got enough for a project, all the better. I’m referring to the burl. The lumber could be used for hobby stuff like boats or airplanes, if it’s light weight with integrity.

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#2 posted 04-21-2010 03:15 AM

Post a photo of the wood and the burls please.

-- Eric, NorCal

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