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Project by Daren Nelson posted 09-17-2007 12:03 AM 2339 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Some recent burls I have picked up. If you have time to visit my website or read any of my posts you will know I do not “harvest” trees. I just work with people to put stuff headed for the landfill/ burnpile to good use. I got most of these burls from firewood cutters. There is some hard maple (on quilted wood, cool), catalpa, redbud…

The burls are uncut in the picture. I do some turning-bowls, pens, make fishing lures… I have mentioned before I had a computer crash and lost a ton of pictures, kinda puts me at a handicap for showing projects. I guess I will have to get busy building something. I do have a picture of a mantel clock frame I made for a guy with some spalted maple burl and curly maple. (he wanted to put the clockworks in, I just made the wood part so that is all I have a photo of)

burl curly clock frame

A couple of my lures, made from curly and curly/spalted wood.

lures

-- http://nelsonwoodworks.biz/





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bryano

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#1 posted 09-17-2007 12:09 AM

nice work. What are the measurements on the clock, its really a beaut.

-- bryano

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MsDebbieP

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#2 posted 09-18-2007 03:10 PM

impressive.

Love the lures.!! Gorgeous.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Daren Nelson

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#3 posted 09-18-2007 07:23 PM

bryano, I don’t remember the exact measurements (I don’t work off plans, I just make stuff) I do remember the burl slice was 10” x11” so is was maybe 16” wide over all and 13” tall and 4” deep for a rough estimate.

Debbie, thanks. I set up a site for them a couple years ago, but neglected it. I am not very proud of the site (kinda generic) but there are more lure pictures there. http://woodallures.com/

-- http://nelsonwoodworks.biz/

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MsDebbieP

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#4 posted 09-18-2007 08:36 PM

hahah 100% guaranteed to catch fishermen!
a great site. very ALLURING

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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CapnRon

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#5 posted 10-04-2007 07:42 PM

how did you smooth the burl? I’ve got some similar wood that I hate to work with because of the difficulty in machining the pieces.

-- ~Capn Ron, workin wood is a way of life...

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Daren Nelson

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#6 posted 10-04-2007 08:03 PM

I’ve got some similar wood that I hate to work” ...want my shipping address? Some burls are pretty smooth, like the redbud. The clock was made with spalted maple burl … it was rough. You just have to sand it the best you can (I go 400 grit) and start finishing. You may have to finish/sand and finish/sand several times before the final finish, but it looks killer when you are done. Same with turned pieces, turn them big and sand to finish size.

-- http://nelsonwoodworks.biz/

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mot

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#7 posted 10-04-2007 09:28 PM

That’s pretty cool.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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Mesquiteman

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#8 posted 12-17-2009 04:09 PM

Those fishing lures are amazing, nice work.

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