Hi again, It’s been a while as I have been away but here is my progress on the table. I have levelled the tabletop using a large belt sander and a straight edge, quite a time consuming job but I think the end result was worth the time. Then I hit it with an orbital sander using a few different grades of paper. Here is a pic after the first coat of Weatherfast Polyclear boat varnish, I decided not to fill the many holes as I want it to look as natural as possible. The varnis...
I recently completed this proof of concept and soon will be making this design in some Maple Burl. I just need to a few more tools… LOL
Hey Guys! I’m new the woodworking field but I’m always trying to learn new things and doing my best. I just thought I would show you guys some of the things I’ve been given access in these recent months. One of my neighbors is selling his property and having all of his land cleared out and cut down. With that being said I noticed a year or so before this that he’s got plenty of burled trees littering his property to which he gladly gave me permission to cut down. M...
This project is almost done….the first coat of oil has been applied, now on to final sanding and a few more coats of oil. I chose to use Danish oil on this,...my wife picked up a box at a yard sale for $5 that had 3 unopened cans of Danish oil in it and about 15 or so other cans of various oils and solvents…score! This is my first time trying this oil, and so far seems to work pretty good. I’m looking forward to seeing how the final coat will look! This project will be up...
Hey everyone, It has been a while. Just slammed with cutting burl. I was walking a friends property looking for burl and had my camera man tag along. Check it out.HUNTING FOR BURL“
A burl seller just dropped these side Madrone Burl Caps off at my house. Beautiful!Any interest in one of more? www.OregonBurls.com
Hey all my friends, I was contacted by a home owner who said they have a maple burl and was I interested.We after 6 hours of planning cutting and then the crane, the monster burl is in our yard. My wife Theresa is there to show the sheer size of this burl. 8’ diameter and 10,000 lbs. Wow. So I need your help. do you know of a mall, hotel, lodge or resort that would like this as a display piece or large lamp post? We will be pressure washing the bark off and can hollow it out...
Hey Everyone, Just processed some of the spalted maple burl from the last blog (and yes I am using a push stick! LOL). Can I say “CRAZY GOOD”! I think this is the best I have seen yet. I will be cutting this into turning blocks, guitar wood, and slabs. Take a look! PS My fingers are healing up just fine and thank you for everyone’s comments and concerns. You are a blessing! The 1st picture is listed on ebay with no bids yet. Starts at $10. Click to see!
Hey all my friends. Just spent about 20 hours getting this Spalted Maple Burl from a guy in Sweet Home, OR. Nice place! It was one tree and about 10,000 lbs. 6” diameter burl at the butt. Beautiful colors. Grade A burl. Went over the scales at 25,000 gvw and I tared at 13,300. All to say I got lots and I am grateful. Spent 12 hrs just to load it. My team did not have the word “QUIT” in their vocabulary. Grueling work but good work. thanks for looking!Gregwww.OregonBu...
This drop top is going to be for me. It has a bullet in the wood. I believe that it is old because there is no copper but dont know. Just wanted to show off this interesting piece. If you are a guitar builder, Oregon Burls has lots of drop tops and billets
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