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Madrone Burl doesn't crack sometimes

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Blog entry by OregonBurls posted 09-04-2012 07:48 PM 3558 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I soaked this Madrone in water for about one year and then a other year just in the weather. This block was one among many. Everything around it checked except this one. Go figure! (on pun intended). But this block is one of the nicest looking blocks I have seen in a long while.

Greg at oregonburls

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



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#1 posted 09-04-2012 07:52 PM

Well, soaking it helps the trapped minerals get out of it. Then when it dries the pores don’t clog up and that prevents the wood from cracking. I do that with ivy wood right after cutting it: peel it from the bark, then soak it in warm water overnight, then leave it to dry. Never had a single crack occur to me, as opposed to what I got when leaving it to dry without soaking.

Bottomline: soak all your Madrone burls!

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#2 posted 09-04-2012 07:53 PM

By the way that piece is a stunner. Far better figure and color than the veneer flitch I bought a year ago on ebay.

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#3 posted 09-04-2012 09:41 PM

Sweet stuff for sure! Careful you do not get flagged as porn! :D

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#4 posted 09-05-2012 02:37 AM

Looks like a piece of Mars Greg. Beautiful block.

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

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#5 posted 09-05-2012 02:39 AM

Very Cool Greg another amazing burl.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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