Truck and Trailer Load of Myrtle Wood and Burl

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Blog entry by OregonBurls posted 08-20-2011 06:43 PM 3429 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After taking my small car one day and drive the whole coast of oregon, I found some Myrtle burl and logs that I guy was willing to sell. So the next day I took my truck and trailer. Myrlte is getting harder and harder to get because there isn’t much loging going on. So the price is high. Most if the logs that are out there have been setting in mills that dont want to get ride of them.

All of my logs are sold on the trainer however I have 3000 lbs of Myrtle burl that I will be cutting up into slabs and selling by the piece. If any one would like some let me know so I can cut them into your dimesions.

I have 6000 lbs on my trialer and 5500 lbs in the back of the Truck. I am impressed with my truck. It only went down about 1” with 5500 lbs in the back. WOW. It can hole 8000 lbs.

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

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#1 posted 08-20-2011 07:13 PM

That is quite the load… Should make for some nice slabs.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#2 posted 08-20-2011 07:34 PM

Wow, that’s a truck load of ugly! It’s amazing how it is always the ugly logs that have so much inner beauty . Ugly is only skin deep, beauty goes to the bone…

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#3 posted 08-20-2011 07:44 PM

all I can say is wow very nice haul.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#4 posted 08-20-2011 07:45 PM


I too am a “recycler” of old downed/found wood. But what is Myrtle? Do you have photo of one sliced to see what the graining looks like?

Love to see it … I know I’m crazy, but i get so exicted when logs are sliced my wife thinks I’m having an affair with the wood!

-- " .... For he today, that sheds his blood with me, shall always be my brother.”

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#5 posted 08-20-2011 07:59 PM

I, too, would love some but need to see what it looks like first. I would be interested in the knotty parts where the branches grow out from. I’m interested in several blocks, for turning hollow forms, in the dimensions of 6×6 x 10-12 inches long with the grain running the long way. Turning on the end grain. Or what would fit in the shipping box. Thanks. PM me with the prices.

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#6 posted 08-20-2011 08:20 PM

Greg, nice bunch of wood there. I’ve noticed how hard it is to find Myrtle these days and, for you folks that have not seen or turned it….Myrtle is a spectacular wood with beautiful grains….the burl is even more magnificient.

I would love to get a few pieces if you are going to cut some blocks….I would also like a few smaller blocks for boxes – Myrtle makes beautiful panels and boxes.

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

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#7 posted 08-20-2011 08:24 PM

Great wood..
hmmm.. Pump up those trailer tires ?

-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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#8 posted 08-20-2011 09:40 PM

Those tires are pumped up. I will add more pics later. I am slabbing the nice burlly one right now and OMG!(Gosh). I think I will build a bazilian dollar table out of it. any one what to purchase the finished project?

I will be cutting lots of turning stock out of the burls. I will keep everyone informed!

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

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#9 posted 08-21-2011 08:23 PM

That’s quite a boatload of greatness here. If only the postage prices were not that high to France…

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#10 posted 08-22-2011 04:06 AM

Now that is a LOAD!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#11 posted 08-22-2011 11:12 PM

Great find Greg.

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

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#12 posted 08-24-2011 09:40 PM

You, my friend, are a beast

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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