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Blog entry by Karson posted 2393 days ago 2162 reads 0 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got home taday at lunch time and I saw this in the middle of the driveway.

It’s a cherry burl, probably 3’ long and 2’ wide at the widest spot.

Not sure how I’ll cut it up yet.

More pictures.

And Sunny checking it out for critters.

It looks like its been on the ground for a while because of the aging on the cut ends.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †



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YorkshireStewart

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#1 posted 2393 days ago

Lucky man Karson! You must have neighbours who are on your wavelength, leaving gifts like that.

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business. http://www.folksy.com/shops/TreeGems

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Russel

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#2 posted 2393 days ago

That doesn’t look like anything I’ve ever found in my driveway. It will be interesting to see what you do with it.

-- Working at Woodworking http://www.VillageLaneFurniture.com

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GaryK

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#3 posted 2393 days ago

I’ve never even seen anything like that before!

You lucky dog, Karson.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#4 posted 2393 days ago

Yup Karson;

A lucky man indeed! I guess all those good deeds you do are coming home to roost!

Don’t waste it, wood doesn’t grow on trees you know.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Blake

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#5 posted 2393 days ago

Just found it in your driveway? Be careful cutting it… might be a meteor.

Space burl. Great find.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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MsDebbieP

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#6 posted 2393 days ago

I was thinking Bigfoot droppings.. ;)
how exciting. Can’t wait to see what you find waiting for you to discover it.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Richard Williams

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#7 posted 2393 days ago

Hi Karson, I think the dog picture says the same thing that I thought it was in the first picture. Being originally a New Yorker if we had seen anything like this lying on the ground we would give it a wide berth. Take care buddy.

-- Rich, Nevada,

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Chris

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#8 posted 2392 days ago

Now I’m just jealous!!

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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Critterman

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#9 posted 2392 days ago

Wow, you definitely need to do pics when you carve up that monster :>)

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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Greg3G

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#10 posted 2392 days ago

Can’t wait to see what you make out of this.

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#11 posted 2392 days ago

Some one is going to have a lot of fun with his band saw.

Whoever dropped it in your driveway knew what he was doing.

It couldn’t have found a better home.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Karson

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#12 posted 2392 days ago

I was asked if I wanted it. The guy who asked me said that someone offered it to him. No one knew how big it was. We thought it might have been a whole cherry log. That would have been really cool.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Grumpy

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#13 posted 2392 days ago

Could it be a chunk off that wagon wheel of yours Karson???.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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gizmodyne

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#14 posted 2392 days ago

The burl fairy?

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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Moron

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#15 posted 2392 days ago

It’s like winning a lottery.

I’m just imagining the possibilities.

It’s important to dry it out so that it doesnt crack into several chunks. Notice the checking on the ends and sometimes the problem with burls is that most of the burl is “end Grain”. You might want to paint or wax those ends to slow or stop the checking. Burls should dry slowly.

Should you cut it up, there are chemicals you can buy to treat it with. I think LV sells them.

That chunka wood is pure gold!

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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