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Another Large 7' Madrone Burl 8000 lbs

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Project by OregonBurls posted 04-07-2010 11:05 PM 9014 views 2 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One more Madrona burl I am still processing into craft wood. The last piece is going to be a table top. Any one want the first cut. It is the 3 trunks with a nice burl face. Flip it over and have a nice 1500 lbs table.

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, www.oregonburls.com What can I say but God Is Good!





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jm82435

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#1 posted 04-08-2010 12:01 AM

That looks like work…
And a lot of chain sharpening…

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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deon

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#2 posted 04-08-2010 12:07 AM

Over the top

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OregonBurls

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#3 posted 04-08-2010 12:29 AM

Yes I have gone thru a chain in one day. that is hand sharpening down to nothing.

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, www.oregonburls.com What can I say but God Is Good!

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#4 posted 04-08-2010 12:31 AM

I envy you the equipment to this work – I’d love to.

I have a burl question, and who better to ask than someone who burls for a living?

I’ve seen trunk tumors and root balls both being named “burl” – Technically which is a burl? Are they both correctly called burl?

-- I may be schizophrenic, but at least I have each other.

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OregonBurls

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#5 posted 04-08-2010 12:43 AM

Yes and no. Just a root ball is not a burl. I am righting a book called “The Burl Hunter” Just made and intry on this subject. Here it is:

A burl is a growth on a tree started by damage, diseased, or insects. Burling starts when damage happens and the tree heels itself. The tree never stops healing itself grown a burl. A burl can grow in the base of the tree, the roots or the branches. There are pen burls or bunion or burls.
Pen burls are where you have tiny tubes radiating out from the center of the tree. Sometimes 20-30 pen per square inch. So if you face cut or flat saw the burl with pen you will see lots of what are called “Birds Eye”. Sometimes when you have high quality burl you have lace that is segregating the Birds Eye.

I will put a video on that I just had made up for my youtube account.
Thanks

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, www.oregonburls.com What can I say but God Is Good!

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blackcherry

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#6 posted 04-08-2010 01:21 AM

PG Zac that a great question and thanks OregonBurls for your answer.

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brian watts

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#7 posted 04-08-2010 01:38 AM

WOW.would love to have a cut of that..

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#8 posted 04-08-2010 05:07 AM

So I take it that all that is just throw away wood and your looking to give it away?

;0)

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OregonBurls

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#9 posted 04-08-2010 05:34 AM

The trunks are fire wood.

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, www.oregonburls.com What can I say but God Is Good!

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#10 posted 04-08-2010 05:45 AM

The trunks they take for straight lumber if possible (or else firewood). Lots of madrone used for firewood (not great lumber because the wood has a twisted grain (it usually doesn’t grow too straight – and dries brittle like eucalyptus). Greg probably knows what else they do with Madrone – do they use it for luthier wood?

Love to see what those burls turn out – going to be a fanstatic slab if it is solid…...I’ve seen some spectacular pieces turned from Madrone burl….it has some truly beautiful twisting grains….and the pink color of the sapwood….

If you get tired of making great table tops…..and beautiful turnings…..you know we would be right helpful and let you unload a piece or so….

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#11 posted 04-08-2010 05:54 AM

Wow Greg that looks like a monster. look forward to seeing some of that great figure.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#12 posted 04-08-2010 06:05 AM

so…just curious…when all is said and done…for the different cuts…how much is that one (huge) burl going to be worth after it is sold piece by piece…

Are we talking $100’s or $1,000’s???

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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OregonBurls

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#13 posted 04-08-2010 06:32 AM

I wish I know how much I make from it. I know that I pay my bills. LOL

It takes a long time to sell all of it I know that. But it is good to have a stock pile.
Yes Reggie, It can be used for flooring and furniture. I am expermenting on Luthier wood for accoustic guitars. It may work if you can brace it well

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, www.oregonburls.com What can I say but God Is Good!

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woodworm

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#14 posted 04-08-2010 06:46 AM

Looks like the burl is heavier than the Cat.
You offer the first cut, I will steal the last. LOL
Tell us more until your last piece, where it goes and how much you make. Good luck!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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OregonBurls

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#15 posted 04-08-2010 06:47 AM

The last cut is the roots. You can have it.

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, www.oregonburls.com What can I say but God Is Good!

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