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Wood Scavenging #7: Curiously Burl-ee??

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Blog entry by Eric M. Saperstein posted 476 days ago 883 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well – we’re not sure yet, this kinda looks like burl but it may just be some anomalies around cut branches or other disturbances on the trunk. Some mineral stains are apparent, no spalting …. so we’re going to slice and dice a bit and see what we get. If it’s real burl and interesting we have turning stock and maybe some slabs, if not we just get a little further ahead of the firewood stockpile for next season!

If you look at the ends, there is some burl or random grain apparent. We’re hoping it dives in deep.

Off to the mill with this one tomorrow … I have to do a full inventory. I think there’s something like 50+ logs we now have in various stages of waiting for pickup, storage, milling, drying, and dimensioning.

-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman www.artisansofthevalley.com



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grizzman

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#1 posted 476 days ago

awe come on, firewood….....its gotta be good for projects somewhere…...i protest the wood being used for fire…lol…..well i hope it has got lots of burl in there…im staying tuned to see what happens here…..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Eric M. Saperstein

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#2 posted 476 days ago

Hey you never know!? ... sometimes something that looks great is rotten and sometimes something that looks rotten turns out great!

-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman www.artisansofthevalley.com

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grizzman

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#3 posted 476 days ago

i think you should pick the dullest side and carve in a tub, yep, bath tub, worthy all of that narling wood on the outside, it would be cool just as it is, carefully remove the bark and maybe inset some colored lighting…i can see it…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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chopnhack

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#4 posted 476 days ago

Wow, first thing that comes to mind is “part of the crew, part of the ship” LOL. Eric, you guys can make interesting characters out of that wood for sure. 2nd picture from the end would make a perfect “ent” from lord of the rings. :-)

-- Sneaking up on the line....

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Eric M. Saperstein

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#5 posted 476 days ago

Yeah there is sort of a drawn wood spirit looking face if you look carefully at them. We could always do that, stand one up and carve a giant wood spirit ??

-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman www.artisansofthevalley.com

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#6 posted 476 days ago

I’m envious of the opportunities. Have fun.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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chopnhack

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#7 posted 474 days ago

Yeah, I see treebeard in there:

-- Sneaking up on the line....

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#8 posted 473 days ago

My father could probably sculpt that too!

-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman www.artisansofthevalley.com

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chopnhack

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#9 posted 472 days ago

LOL, then your father is very skilled. You probably can get a good return on E-bay from those fans of LOTR. I love the movie, but I hear the FANS are truly nutty ;-)

-- Sneaking up on the line....

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