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12' Spalted Maple burl!

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Blog entry by OregonBurls posted 07-28-2011 05:54 PM 2426 reads 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found this picture from 4 years ago and thought that I would share. It was the largest maple burl in southern Oregon.
Still have some left. It had a hole in the center that you could climb down in and have a nice sit down. In the picture is my son Douglas!

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



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Bearpie

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#1 posted 07-28-2011 06:46 PM

Wow, That’s a huge burl! Is the burl still in good shape? Not rotten or anything like that?

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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OregonBurls

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#2 posted 07-28-2011 06:50 PM

It is all spalted and I have be selling for 4 years. If you like spalte this is the best!

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

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reggiek

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#3 posted 07-28-2011 07:04 PM

Wow Greg….now that is a one big piece of burl….that tree must have had some serious issues. Was the spalting all natural or did you give it an assist? I can see that one providing alot of slabs for tables and the like….did it have alot of punk or was it solid?

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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OregonBurls

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#4 posted 07-28-2011 07:10 PM

It was all solid with incredible colors. it was naturally spalted. The died and then sat for 2 years. then I harvested it.
I have seen where maple burls had 3” of live wood and the rest spalted to the core.

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

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#5 posted 07-28-2011 07:23 PM

That must have been fun to harvest?
any pic’s of it cut?

-- Doug...

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OregonBurls

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#6 posted 07-28-2011 07:26 PM

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

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#7 posted 07-28-2011 09:42 PM

Incredible one Greg!

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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Grumpy

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#8 posted 07-30-2011 01:06 AM

Greg, that picture is worth posting on the interesting trees blog.
http://lumberjocks.com/topics/4890

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

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reggiek

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#9 posted 07-30-2011 05:25 PM

Spectacular, those pictures are making me drool all over my keyboard…..what fantastic grain….and the spalting! Nature has no equal when it comes to eye candy….we just can’t copy the palette of colors available in nature.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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JJohnston

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#10 posted 07-30-2011 06:03 PM

How did you harvest it?

-- "Sometimes even now, when I'm feeling lonely and beat, I drift back in time, and I find my feet...Down on Main Street." - Bob Seger

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OregonBurls

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#11 posted 07-30-2011 07:21 PM

Just with a back hoe and 16’ trailer

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

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sedcokid

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#12 posted 08-02-2011 12:45 AM

Greg, This is one humungous Burl! The color and and grain are outstanding. That had to be one heck of a job to get this one out and home!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#13 posted 08-04-2011 01:25 AM

Beautiful Spalting….thanks for sharing it with us.
How are you selling it ? By the pound or board foot or what ? thanks

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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OregonBurls

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#14 posted 08-04-2011 01:30 AM

It is by the pic and BF. It is all dry now so not much weight to it!
Thanks

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

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