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Blog entry by OregonBurls posted 10-25-2009 09:59 PM 1516 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I took the fam to the beach. They play while I work. The beach is a great place to find burls and good figured wood.
I got about 30 BF of this tigar striped Maple. Nice stuff.

I cut it up into 2” think boards.

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, www.oregonburls.com What can I say but God Is Good!



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cstrang

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#1 posted 10-25-2009 10:10 PM

great find for a day at the beach.

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

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kolwdwrkr

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#2 posted 10-25-2009 10:18 PM

Wow. That’s a great day at the beach.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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Napaman

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#3 posted 10-25-2009 10:39 PM

nice…are there any rules about taking wood? just wondering…I know in my OR , CA and WA beach visits there is a lot…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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bigike

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#4 posted 10-25-2009 10:46 PM

sweet i love the pattern on them how whats the overall measurements?

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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OregonBurls

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#5 posted 10-25-2009 10:48 PM

In Oregon you are not allowed to drive on the beaches except in certain areas. The places I go you need to carry it off or use a cart. You are allowed to use a chain saw but after that the work begins.

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, www.oregonburls.com What can I say but God Is Good!

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 10-26-2009 12:18 AM

From my understanding it’s against the law to remove wood from Oregon beaches. But I’ve been wrong before and I don’t think any of use will say anything

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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DaleM

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#7 posted 10-26-2009 12:22 AM

Hey Jim, what wood? What beach? Haha. Really nice find Greg. Those are some beautiful stripes.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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a1Jim

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#8 posted 10-26-2009 12:27 AM

Did some one say something about a beach? must be about fishing.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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OregonBurls

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#9 posted 10-26-2009 12:28 AM

Hey Jim, Thanks for the comment, I have spoken to the autorities to make sure and they say it is legal. You can use a chain saw but you have to carry it off. You can’t drive out to get it. This is a main way that poeple get fire wood which is also legal. Lots of burlers use the beach for one of their souces for harvesting.

I like to go to Gold Beach because it is right at the mouth of the Rogue.

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, www.oregonburls.com What can I say but God Is Good!

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a1Jim

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#10 posted 10-26-2009 12:32 AM

Hey Greg
I said I’ve been wrong before, Were I was told that I think might have been in a state park along the coast.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Bothus

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#11 posted 10-26-2009 04:33 AM

Nice find Greg,

I wonder what would happen if I walked out on Manhattan Beach with a big ol’ chain saw?

People in SoCal get real funny about stuff like that.

Bothus

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

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johan

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#12 posted 10-27-2009 11:25 PM

Great find,some of my best finds come off the beach of coney glenn just outside the heads of Knysna lagoon especially after a storm or flood

-- Johan, South Africa, www.wildwoodboxes.co.za /www.knysnawoodworkers.co.za

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OregonBurls

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#13 posted 10-27-2009 11:37 PM

I bet you do get some Great Finds down there!!!

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, www.oregonburls.com What can I say but God Is Good!

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nmkidd

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#14 posted 10-28-2009 05:32 PM

Really nice looking wood. The only chance of my finding anything on the beach would be if California and Arizona were to break off the continent and float away.
Great find.

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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