One day after an unproductive morning hunt, with my youngest son I came across this burl on the way back to camp. I have been seeing them all over this new club we joined this year and decided this one was small enough to experiment with. It is about 10” tall and 5” in diameter.
I haven’t been able to find any good info on the right way to dry a burl so I thought I would ask you guys for some advise.
At this point all I have done is to cut the bark off and put it on the lathe to try to get an even coat of wax to maybe control the dry rate. My oldest son put four coats of wax on while it was on the lathe. Then I melted wax on all the large voids and ends. I did check the MC and it was 15% on the ends and 25% in the middle. The tree that it came from had a diameter of about 2-1/2” and was still standing but dead . I just broke it off and took it back to camp.
Any help you guys could give would be great.
-- Clay Ortiz, North Georgia