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Blog entry by OregonBurls posted 05-04-2010 06:32 AM 2270 reads 3 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey everyone!

I just finished this Video to teach the basics of discovering good figured wood.
Hope you like it and would love your feed back and additions.

Thanks
Greg
Oregonburls

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



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#1 posted 05-04-2010 07:07 AM

Good quality on the video itself Greg plus it was informative. Smooth.

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#2 posted 05-04-2010 11:28 AM

Greg, thanks for the video. This helped out quite a bit. I have some cherry logs that I have been debating on how to cut up and the video helped clarify some of the details for me.

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

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#3 posted 05-04-2010 03:13 PM

The crotch is most often my favorite part of a tree to mill.

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#4 posted 05-04-2010 03:27 PM

Thanks for posting this Greg, very informative.

-- Rich in Richmond -- Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

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#5 posted 05-04-2010 03:39 PM

Very informative and good video but also on the other hand
You might want to change “Lick” to “Click” cause a perverted
minded person like me could get a chuckle out of all the words
like lick, crotch, and good figured! hahaha! Then abbot’s pic
of the tool chic’s didn’t help! hahahahaaha1
Sorry guys my wife is pregnant kinda been awhile!
Hope you understand!!

-- dumpster diver delux

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#6 posted 05-04-2010 04:01 PM

Greg:
Great work. Very informative. Looking forward to visiting your place of business.
Jim

-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington

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OregonBurls

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#7 posted 05-04-2010 04:03 PM

Oh Lord! I did get a laugh out of that. Yes I caught that this more and laughed out loud. I took it out because the link came up. Funny!

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

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OregonBurls

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#8 posted 05-04-2010 04:06 PM

Hey Jim any time just give me a call before you come out. I have been doing lots of traveling. This week end I will be headed to Utah for the Wood turners symposium
541-450-9499

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

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Mary Anne

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#9 posted 05-04-2010 06:10 PM

Very informative video. Well done! (I saw the missing “c” and got a laugh, too!)

I assume the method would be the same for oak, but I’ve never seen oak crotch wood for sale. Is it worth it to cut up an oak crotch like this? Will oak have that beautiful feathering? I have a couple in my yard right now that I need to deal with soon.

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OregonBurls

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#10 posted 05-04-2010 06:15 PM

Yes! I just cut a black Oak crotch and it is beautiful!

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

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Mary Anne

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#11 posted 05-04-2010 06:26 PM

Great! Thank you. Can it be done with a shorter bar on the chainsaw than the one you use in the video? I need to buy a new saw and I was thinking 18 or 20 inches. It looks like yours is as long as the chunk of wood. I should be able to just work my way down through it from the side, shouldn’t I? I hope that isn’t too elementary of a question; I’ve only used chainsaws for crosscutting.

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#12 posted 05-04-2010 06:31 PM

Still chuckling!!!!!!

Mary thats a good question that same thought crossed my dirty mind too!
I’ve been looking at chainsaws also!

-- dumpster diver delux

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OregonBurls

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#13 posted 05-04-2010 06:40 PM

Bad David! Yes it will work Mary. I am selling my 260 stihl with and 18” barl. Too small for me.

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

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#14 posted 05-04-2010 06:50 PM

It’s a good thing Freud switched from psychiatry to making saw blades! ;)

Thanks for the info!

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#15 posted 05-04-2010 07:31 PM

Excellent video. IMHO; in the future you might include a more informative intro, and a trailer with your co.’s info and link to your website.

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