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Blog entry by Clay Ortiz posted 07-19-2011 04:46 AM 1697 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Last hunting season I found a nice big cherry burl on a dead tree that was still standing. We had our camp work day this past weekend so I cut down the burl while I was there.

I already had a nice cherry log that my neighbor gave me about three months ago.

A friend of mine told me about a guy that could cut them and his mill was only a few miles from my house. Since I had the burl on my trailer I figured I would load the log and get them cut.The guy that milled the wood for me had a really cool setup and he only charged me $40. He said his uncle owned the place but he has gotten to old to run the mill.

And this is what I ended up with.

Thanks for looking.

-- Clay Ortiz, North Georgia

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#1 posted 07-19-2011 05:18 AM

I bet you had a great time watch this being cut. That a great price for milling and a even greater batch of cherry, which is my all time fav. thanks for sharing ….Blkcherry

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#2 posted 07-19-2011 05:37 AM

I can’t believe you cut up that burl. Every turneres nightmare.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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Clay Ortiz

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#3 posted 07-19-2011 05:47 AM

You’re right! I didn’t want to leave when he was done. I even gave him my # and told him I would be willing to help for free.

I saved a few chunks for my son to turn. I’m not any good with the lathe.

-- Clay Ortiz, North Georgia

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#4 posted 07-19-2011 06:18 AM

Nice looking burl and I echo Roper’s comment!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#5 posted 07-20-2011 01:11 AM

Amazing. Love the story, and the wood. A wonderful day for you.


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