How to Cut Burls with Pin Up Video

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Blog entry by OregonBurls posted 10-23-2009 11:59 PM 3191 reads 4 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey everyone,

I was asked by a few of you from my blog “How to find legal burls” “once I get them how do I cut the burls”?

Well I just made a short vidio on how I cut to the burl in the context of a bowl or hollow form blank.

Please coment and add if I don’t cover it well. If you not want to go thru the hassle of finding and cutting your own you can alway buy from me. LOL

Thanks Todd on the tip for getting the video on this post.

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, What can I say but God Is Good!

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#1 posted 10-24-2009 12:14 AM

Thanks for the post, I have been curious about burls for quite a while now, I don’t think I am going to go out and get my own but I do have a project (tool chest) that I am going to make for myself after Christmas and I am going to try to figure out a way to incorperate burley wood into it so you may be getting a call from me then, do you ship to Canada?

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#2 posted 10-24-2009 12:58 AM

Greg, this is a nice video. I appreciate the time and effort you put into making this.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 10-24-2009 01:31 AM

good video well done

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#4 posted 10-24-2009 01:43 AM

Great video Greg, I was getting a little nervous when you broke out that giant chain saw, I would hate to see what kickback on that baby is like.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#5 posted 10-24-2009 01:54 AM

Greg, your video is good.

Grab the embed code and paste it where you want the video to be seen.

When I add the embed code after this sentence it will show up like this.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#6 posted 10-24-2009 02:26 AM

Thanks so much. I was wondering how to imbed videos and yes I do ship to Canada and I do have a larger saw than that. I haven’t had a saw kick back on me. I am very careful with the big saw. I would be in 2 pieces in the blink of an eye. and there is no burl in me. lol I think I answered everyones question and comments

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, What can I say but God Is Good!

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#7 posted 10-24-2009 03:20 AM

Greg, very cool video. Not many people get to see the very “rough” stages of wood. Very educational. Thanks Mike

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#8 posted 10-24-2009 03:39 AM

Great looking video. Nice job on the show and also on the burls.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#9 posted 10-24-2009 04:00 AM

Great video and I love them burls.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#10 posted 10-24-2009 05:40 AM

Oh good, I see you got it. It is much better to see it on the page rather than follow a link.
Once again, great video.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#11 posted 10-24-2009 06:05 AM

Nice video. Thanks for sharing.

-- Matt, Arizona

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#12 posted 10-24-2009 06:13 AM

stunning works to see, thanks for sharing,


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#13 posted 10-24-2009 06:16 AM


Thanks so much for posting this. It is very cool. I want the cutoff you threw on the floor!


-- Jerry Boshear, Professional Kitchen Designer, amature woodworker.

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#14 posted 10-24-2009 06:20 AM

I loved the video; very informative. I’ve never heard of cooking wood in a vat though. Could you tell me more about that? Are you just boiling it in water to cure it or is it something else?

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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#15 posted 10-24-2009 07:28 AM

I got these from my buddy who has a veneer plant. He boils the burls whole so they shave smooth. Madrone needs to be boiled to releave some of the internal stress at a cellular level. there are some that like to steam the wood, some pressure cook it and some boil it. All releave pressure.

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, What can I say but God Is Good!

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