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recycle1943

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05-25-2020 11:02 AM

Hello everybody, I just wanted to leak the news that shortly I will have more walnut burls and burled slabs than I can store and will be for sale. If anybody wants a particular size, shape or configuration I need to know soon as the sawyer will be cutting in the next couple weeks.
The tree was taken down live yesterday ( 5/29/2020 ) and cut to 8’ ish logs on 5/30/2020. The tree was live and as yet doesn’t show signs of ants or other vermin so I’m guessing the burls should be pretty solid.
I am open to offers as well as trades for as many/much as you want. Most of you already know that I’m not a turner so all of the burls will be for sale.
Packageing would really be a pain so delivery most likely will be in person because of weight and shape. Pick up at my home is also an option.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them


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#1 posted 05-25-2020 11:16 AM

Man you have the goods there. I am not a turner either but I love good burl, I would like to see when the Sawyer opens each of them, it would be a joy to see what the Lord has created inside ea. burl. Thanks for sharing I hope you post a few pictures of the burls cut from these trees.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#2 posted 05-25-2020 12:03 PM

Sa-weet!

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: Because cheese isnt a healthy source of cheese, I will use grated cucumber to top off this raw food vegan pizza.

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#3 posted 05-25-2020 01:25 PM

Turner or not you can make so beautiful things out of those burls. It would look unbeatable with some maple burl. I envy you Dick.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 05-25-2020 01:31 PM



Turner or not you can make so beautiful things out of those burls. It would look unbeatable with some maple burl. I envy you Dick.

- doubleDD

Some of the burls are so big they’s have to be cut up just to handle but I really don’t want to do that

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#5 posted 05-25-2020 02:22 PM

Can’t the burl be used with the Ring Master?

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#6 posted 05-25-2020 02:32 PM



Can t the burl be used with the Ring Master?

- Oldtool


I’m going to say yes with reservations in that it would have to be a PERFECTLY flat slab no more than 1” thick and absolutely no occlusions
otherwise it could come apart

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#7 posted 05-25-2020 04:06 PM


Sa-weet!

- wildwoodbybrianjohns

I wish I could get one of these burls to you – pretty sure something fantastic would happen

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#8 posted 05-25-2020 09:53 PM

Your mentioned dates of 5-29-20 and 5-30-20 indicate some kind of time warp at your location. I would recommend this as a good time to play the market or bet on the horses. Is this a permanent phenomenon, or maybe a temporary result of the corvid 19 pandemic?

-- I admit to being an adrenaline junky; fortunately, I'm very easily frightened

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#9 posted 05-25-2020 10:09 PM

Good on you Dick for saving the timber and offering it around.

I’m also not a turner and as you said bit difficult to ship; pickup for me would be ridiculous trip.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#10 posted 05-25-2020 10:12 PM

2146 miles from home. I’ll be right over. lol.
I would love some walnut burl. but don’t be in to much of a hurry to get rid of them all.
What you going to do with the rest? Kiln dry, air dry?
If air drying, slab up some of the burl. seal it up well and forget about it for a couple years.
Some of the smaller slabs would make a great decorative lid on a jewelry box.
large enough thick cookie would make a nice side table. Lots of options.
I do more turning myself. but I just scored some scrap spalted maple. Already cut some for turning blanks,
and got a couple that would make a good sized platter. but I’m thinking decorative box lid too.
I have a cherry burl that had an carpenter ant infestation going on. lucky me I discovered it unloading it from my truck. So they never made it into my shop. Brought my band saw outside and cut it all into 8 and 12/4 slabs.
It needs to sit another good year to finish drying. but will provide both turning and box lid stock.
Hard to see that the load in my truck is anything worth while.
But the second photo shows a 3X3 pepper mill blank that I got out of it.

good luck.

-- John

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recycle1943

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#11 posted 05-25-2020 11:02 PM



Your mentioned dates of 5-29-20 and 5-30-20 indicate some kind of time warp at your location. I would recommend this as a good time to play the market or bet on the horses. Is this a permanent phenomenon, or maybe a temporary result of the corvid 19 pandemic?

- runswithscissors

OK – you got me. I never could read a calendar
too late to edit but the dates are, dropped the tree on 5/23/2020 and we logged it on 5/24/2020

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#12 posted 05-25-2020 11:12 PM



2146 miles from home. I ll be right over. lol.
I would love some walnut burl. but don t be in to much of a hurry to get rid of them all.
What you going to do with the rest? Kiln dry, air dry?
If air drying, slab up some of the burl. seal it up well and forget about it for a couple years.
Some of the smaller slabs would make a great decorative lid on a jewelry box.
large enough thick cookie would make a nice side table. Lots of options.
I do more turning myself. but I just scored some scrap spalted maple. Already cut some for turning blanks,
and got a couple that would make a good sized platter. but I m thinking decorative box lid too.
I have a cherry burl that had an carpenter ant infestation going on. lucky me I discovered it unloading it from my truck. So they never made it into my shop. Brought my band saw outside and cut it all into 8 and 12/4 slabs.
It needs to sit another good year to finish drying. but will provide both turning and box lid stock.
Hard to see that the load in my truck is anything worth while.
But the second photo shows a 3X3 pepper mill blank that I got out of it.

good luck.

- bigJohninvegas

yes, you did well with your ‘scrap’ load.
all of itt will have to air dry, I was lucky to have a friend with a small wood mizer and he’ll cut it up for me. Neither one of us has any experience with burls and he has about 10 hours on his mizer so it’s going to be a learning experience for both of us.
We got really lucky with this walnut tree, it was healthy and no ants at all. The stump is solid as are all of the logs and even some branches we saved.
I’ve read about sealing the wood but again, it’s a new area for me so I’ll have to rely on my friend Google.
2146 miles isn’t that far when you really want something.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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recycle1943

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#13 posted 05-25-2020 11:13 PM



Good on you Dick for saving the timber and offering it around.

I’m also not a turner and as you said bit difficult to ship; pickup for me would be ridiculous trip.

- crowie

You and I both know you would probably never get it into Australia with their stringent wood import laws

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#14 posted 05-25-2020 11:35 PM


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all of itt will have to air dry, I was lucky to have a friend with a small wood mizer and he ll cut it up for me. Neither one of us has any experience with burls and he has about 10 hours on his mizer so it s going to be a learning experience for both of us.
We got really lucky with this walnut tree, it was healthy and no ants at all. The stump is solid as are all of the logs and even some branches we saved.
I ve read about sealing the wood but again, it s a new area for me so I ll have to rely on my friend Google.
2146 miles isn t that far when you really want something.

- recycle1943

So typically when you can you want to seal it before the tree knows its been cut down.
If your going to mill it right away, then wait. but it would be best to seal it as soon as you can.
I am never working with a whole tree like you have there.
So everything the saw cut needs to be sealed.
I have found that tite bond 2 wood glue makes a great end grain sealer. But a whole tree is a lot of glue.
Many use latex paint. Many products to use. When you get it all cut up. Sticker stack the boards. and try to keep them in the shade if you can.

-- John

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