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Project by CSmithWoodturnings posted 09-29-2014 06:00 PM 2551 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My Dad sent me a picture on his phone of a wild cherry tree at our farm with 8 burls on one single tree! I consulted with a friend of mine on IG who specializes in Burls. He told me that you can find multiple burls on wild cherry trees for some reason. He also told me that termites love these things. After turning the first bowl out of these burls I quickly learned that I was going to have to find a way to kill the insects living inside of them before I turned one again. I began freezing the blanks for a week in a garbage bag before I turned them. Ill be posting all of my recent projects since I am fairly new to LumberJocks, but I thought I would share the gnarly grain of this cherry burl once I cut it open.





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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 09-29-2014 06:46 PM

Those are beautiful. I’m looking forward to see the project that you make with them.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#2 posted 09-29-2014 07:09 PM

Welcome to LJ’s and I too will be looking forward to

your fine turnings.

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mudflap4869

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#3 posted 09-29-2014 10:59 PM

I have a small toaster oven in the shop. 180 degrees for a couple of hours and everybody dies. My wood is always totally seasoned before I begin working it, so a lot of it has visitors inside. It gives the wood character. Flawless wood, no thanks, most of the time.

-- Still trying to master kindling making

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hunter71

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#4 posted 09-30-2014 02:42 AM

Definately worth the effort, pretty wood.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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MadJester

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#5 posted 09-30-2014 05:05 AM

Absolutely amazing…and I think either way (freezing or cooking) will kill the little buggers….I sometimes wonder if I love the wood more than what I make out of it…really am drooling over your stash right now!! LOL Have fun with it!

-- Sue~ Mad Jester Woodworks, "Not what I have, but what I do is my kingdom" Thomas Carlyle

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Ronald G Campbell

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#6 posted 10-01-2014 07:51 PM

I turn all my wood wet. After I have it shaped and sanded I will pop it into the microwave for 20 seconds at a time to kill what ever might be in the wood. Be careful not to overheat the wood. I will do it several times to kill the bugs

-- Ron Campbell https://www.facebook.com/ronald.g.campbell

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