Redwood, Elm and Walnut burl.

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Project by EricRFP posted 12-13-2009 11:05 PM 4783 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just wanted to introduce myself to everyone and show off some of my wood. I mill a lot of wood but I don’t have much woodworking experience, mainly because I lack the skill. I hope that this site will help to get me motivated to try a more advanced woodworking project. A few months ago I did buy a lathe and have been having a blast making bowls. I’ll probably post some of my bowls soon.

The photos are of Walnut, English Elm and Redwood burls. These are some of the woods I work with in several different ways. I produce pretty much everything from veneer to gunstocks, from guitars billets to huge table slabs.

I also work with figured and burl Maple, figured Eucalyptus, figured Redwood, quarter-sawn Sycamore, figured Black, Claro, English and Bastogne Walnut. Basically, if it’s figured or burl, I’m interested.

Thanks to everyone that has already contacted me just to say hello and make me feel so welcome. I love the site and I hope to learn from it and become more involved soon.


-- Eric, NorCal

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#1 posted 12-13-2009 11:26 PM

Beautiful Stuff. Welcome to LJ’s It is a great site with Wonderful people.

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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#2 posted 12-13-2009 11:29 PM

Hi and welcome here ,will probably get some turning done and bussness too,great wood Ill be in touch for some burls to buy for turning

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#3 posted 12-13-2009 11:35 PM

hello have fun here that is some beautifull wood

-- gagewestern

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#4 posted 12-13-2009 11:39 PM

hello and welcome aboard. that is some really nice stuff you got there, that stump behind you must be 8 feet tall. if your looking to sell so let us know.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#5 posted 12-14-2009 12:04 AM

Welcome to LJ’s. Fantastic looking burls you got. Hope to see some more projects from you soon.


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

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#6 posted 12-14-2009 12:16 AM

You’ve definatelty got some beautiful woods to work with, welcome

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

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#7 posted 12-14-2009 12:16 AM

you realize being a newcomer that you are expected to send us all samples of your burls … :-)

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#8 posted 12-14-2009 12:54 AM

welcome, you’ve come to the right place

-- If you don't have time to do it right, do you have time to do it twice?

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#9 posted 12-14-2009 01:06 AM

Wow That sure is some pretty burls you have there! Do sell it ?
If so I have a 2nd house in norther Cal maybe I could drop in sometime and see what you have.

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

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#10 posted 12-14-2009 01:22 AM

I do sell my woods. It’s what I do 5-6 days a week. At some point I’ll post my website and buy some add space from this site. I mainly sell wholesale but I’m slowly getting into retail as I find the time. Feel free to send me a personal message.

Thanks, Eric.

-- Eric, NorCal

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#11 posted 12-14-2009 05:49 AM

Beautiful wood! If you decide to sell let me know.

-- Sparks

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#12 posted 12-14-2009 01:47 PM

Hi Eric, Glad you found the site, I’m sure you will find all the help you need with these talented and giving Lumber Jocks. Welcome, kick your shoes off and stay a while :)
Doug in AZ.

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#13 posted 01-31-2010 10:36 PM

Eric. ANd to think that this stuff just grows on trees. Who would have thought.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#14 posted 02-01-2010 05:56 AM

Super cool burl

-- Custom furniture

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#15 posted 02-08-2010 08:42 PM

All i can say is do you see how big that thing is!

-- Tim, Tallahasse FL

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