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Just wanted to post a photo of this burl I am working on…Absolutely amazing…!!
This is a Redwood “tree burl” (Which means it would have grown up in the trunk of the Redwood, not at ground level like most Redwood Burl.)
It comes in at 5’ 10” by 6’ 8”...solid flame and birdseye grain…Funny thing is that this is a rescued business sign, it has (really bad) freehanded lettering routed into the reverse! From a day when they saw no end to the supply of Redwood burl…And here it is probably a once in a lifetime find.
I’ll be finishing a dining table from it, and even leaving the old sign on the back for history sake.

-- Joni Hamari, www.HamariDesign.com





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Rj

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#1 posted 1712 days ago

OH my lord! what an amazing find… I know your going to do it justice ..be sure to post it when your done.

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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lightweightladylefty

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#2 posted 1712 days ago

Gorgeous! Can’t wait to see it with the table base.

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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scrappy

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#3 posted 1712 days ago

Outstanding find. Cant wait to see the finished project.

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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Paul2274

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#4 posted 1712 days ago

I still haven’t picked my jaw off the floor yet…. you’re right… once in a lifetime now… very rare and almost priceless. Gorgeous!!

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 1712 days ago

wow amazing burl

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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FenceWorkshop

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rosewood

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#7 posted 1712 days ago

for some thing likes that i would look at it in whole day, and thinking what is the best thing to make from
that beauty, post it when finished,please,

Cheers,

Rosewood,

-- http://picasaweb.google.com/deniirawan66

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hunter71

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#8 posted 1712 days ago

One mans treasure was anothers “sign” What a great find!

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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woodworm

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#9 posted 1712 days ago

Oh! how beautiful it is..!
When can I have the chance to have one, at least!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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TedM

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#10 posted 1712 days ago

Beautiful! Looking forward to the finished table. It sure is “purty”!

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit http://www.woodworkersguide.com and sign up for my project updates!

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Ken90712

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#11 posted 1712 days ago

Great find nice way to keep the history alive!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Lori

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#12 posted 1711 days ago

What a beautiful piece of wood. I am so jealous!!

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Bob Collins

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#13 posted 1711 days ago

That is what we call a burl out here. What a great find.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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Rusticman

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#14 posted 1711 days ago

Fantastic, Just gotta see it finished.

-- Dave, Ohio,www.rusticforest.com

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ohwoodeye

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#15 posted 1711 days ago

If I actually had to cut into that piece, my heart would probably stroke out from stress caused by fear of ruining it.
This is definately a measure 100 times cut once piece.
Wow.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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