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Forum topic by woodchips posted 09-25-2009 04:32 AM 1353 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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woodchips

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09-25-2009 04:32 AM

Topic tags/keywords: pin oak burls burl oak sweet like sugar

Hey All,

a tree company just cut down a very large pin oak in my neighbors yard and the neighbor didn’t want anything to do with the wood and the guys were nice enough to cut off all the burls on this tree for me. and when i say all i mean there were a lot of burls. i probably have 25 burls sitting in my yard right now, some small some large. the largest of which probably weighs in around 200 pounds. i did a little checking and found that burls are sold by their green weight, but beyond that i really don’t know much about it.

i’m wondering if anyone here has experience with burls, i know i need to paint the cut end to avoid checks and cracks and get them off the ground to avoid rotting. is anyone interested in buying any of these burls? i’ll post some pics manana or soon thereafter. please PM if you’re interested in buying any of this after you see the pics.

~isaac

-- "Repetition is a leading cause of carelessness, and carelessness usually leads to injury"


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#1 posted 09-25-2009 04:36 AM

what area are you in?

-- San Diego, CA

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#2 posted 09-25-2009 04:56 AM

Not as good as gold, but a nice gift you got.

-- 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 karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#3 posted 09-25-2009 05:07 AM

I would love to obtain one or more of these burls for, as yet un-named, projects. I you a disposed to lets other share, please think of me.
Ira
Central Valley of California

-- Rustfever, Central California

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woodchips

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#4 posted 09-25-2009 06:03 AM

i’m in deep east texas area so i’d imagine that shipping on these things might be a bit prohibitive, but i’d be willing to look into it if ya’ll are interested (Ira and interpim).

for anyone else that has info on how burls are assigned worth based on weight, i’m all ears, like how much per pound or any info really.

as soon as it’s light in the morning, i’ll take some pictures and get them up.

~isaac

-- "Repetition is a leading cause of carelessness, and carelessness usually leads to injury"

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woodchips

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#5 posted 10-02-2009 04:18 AM

Okay,

Here’s the pics i promised for all those burls. turns out that i over-estimated how many i had and i only have a total of 15 and then some dead and dried out ones that i wasn’t really counting but that i can take pictures of if anyone’s interested. i’m not sure how this embedding is going to work out but here goes…
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these last two shots are of the same burl, this is the one that is about 250-300 lbs. couldn’t get it into the wheelbarrow by myself so it is still in the front yard.

if you want more detailed pictures of any of the burls just tell me the number and i’ll take shots from all angles. this is for any of you that may be interested in purchasing any of these burls.

thanks for looking,
~isaac

-- "Repetition is a leading cause of carelessness, and carelessness usually leads to injury"

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Karson

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#6 posted 10-02-2009 04:20 AM

Sorry the pictures didn’t show up.

-- 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 karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#7 posted 10-02-2009 04:30 AM

how about now?

-- "Repetition is a leading cause of carelessness, and carelessness usually leads to injury"

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Karson

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#8 posted 10-02-2009 04:35 AM

I see them now. Thanks.

-- 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 karsonwm@gmail.com †

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