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World's Largest Burl - Port McNeil, British Columbia

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World’s Largest Burl – Port McNeil, British Columbia

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Buckskin

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#1 posted 09-27-2007 06:54 AM

Now that is a big Burl!

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cajunpen

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#2 posted 09-27-2007 07:13 AM

Wonder how close they will let you get with a chain saw????

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Calgirl

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#3 posted 09-27-2007 12:55 PM

Where’s my bandsaw?

-- Forget the health food, I need all the preservatives I can get !

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Mario

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#4 posted 09-27-2007 01:48 PM

You may need a bigger bandsaw Calgirl! WOw.

-- Hope Never fails

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Karson

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#5 posted 09-27-2007 02:30 PM

One big bowl.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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PanamaJack

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#6 posted 09-27-2007 02:33 PM

Pardon me while I get a towel to wipe the tears away.

Wow!

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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lclashley

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#7 posted 09-27-2007 03:31 PM

Holy Crap!!! It looks like a big walnut.

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Dadoo

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#8 posted 09-27-2007 04:01 PM

“Uh, Honey? I need to buy a bigger lathe!”

Just think of how nice a bathtub this would make!

“Holy walnut! It looks like a big crap!” (Had to quote you there Iclashley!)

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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lclashley

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#9 posted 09-27-2007 06:53 PM

LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Don

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#10 posted 09-28-2007 12:12 AM

Yep – they grow ‘em big in B.C.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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bryano

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#11 posted 09-28-2007 01:03 AM

Holy burl!! Thats big.

-- bryano

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Karson

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#12 posted 09-28-2007 02:22 AM

Another one.

and another one

and a smaller one

The other one in Port McNeil

The info on the burl shown.

See the two Largest Burls in the World in Port McNeill. The first burl to be called the world’s biggest burl was cut from the base of a 351-year-old Sitka Spruce tree in 1976. The burl weighs an estimated 22 tons and measures 45 feet in circumference. The new contender for the title was carved off a tall Sitka Spruce tree near Holberg on northern Vancouver Island in winter 2005. At 6 metres tall, 6 metres in diameter, and weighing an estimated 30 tons, the burl is located in a waterfront park next to downtown Port McNeill. Burls are naturally occurring abnormal formations that develop when extra cells grow on a tree. Small burls are used to make attractive table tops and clocks.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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TreeBones

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#13 posted 09-28-2007 05:12 PM

30 tons, hmmm… Mabye an after dark air lift…

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info

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Drew1House

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#14 posted 09-28-2007 05:30 PM

How about burl 2×6s for framing lumber…

Drew

-- Drew, Pleasant Grove, Utah

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Kerux

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#15 posted 10-16-2007 08:22 PM

Okay, now just where is the World’s Largest Lathe?

-- http://caledoniachurchofchrist.yolasite.com/

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