|Project by Ken Waller||posted 07-28-2010 08:23 PM||3794 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
I was given a large yellow-birch burl that had been in a garage for 15+ years, by a woman whose father had recently passed away. Her father had hoped to someday make something out of it. The woman wanted me to complete the wish. The burl was about 20” wide, 15” deep and about 13” high. There was a small ball burl growing out of one end. I seperated the ball and then bandsawed the burl into 4 slices, each about 2 1/2 ” thick. The wood was punky in places and suffered from dry rot in others. I applied Polyall 2000 to all surfaces before final cuts to harden the soft areas. The first pix is slice 2, the second is slice 1 and the 3rd pix is the shallow bowl I made from the ball burl. All pieces were finished with 3 coats of Minwax tung oil and buffed on the Beall system. I still have the last 2 slices to play with.
UPDATE (21 June 11): After almost a year I finally got to the 3rd (5th picture) and 4th (6th picture) slices. The woman was very happy with the first 3 pieces and has commited to taking the last 2 as well.
-- Ken in Sharbot Lake, Ontario