|Forum topic by a1Jim||posted 1305 days ago||1225 views||0 times favorited||32 replies|
1305 days ago
while working on a hope chest in my shop for a customer today I get a phone call the person said this is Greg Dahl .Being engrossed in what I was doing I’m thinking this name sound familiar and then he says of Oregon Burls , well now I no were I have heard his name before after seeing all of the wonderful burls he has post on LJs. He said that he wanted help making a latch and light cover for his car and I said did you say a latch cover for your car and he said yes . I asked some more questions and he wanted to know what was the best way to make this item. He offered to e mail me a photo and I said to bad he wasn’t closer (him being 60 miles away give or take) and he said that’s not that far ,so we decided to have him head up to my shop and see what we could do. Greg showed up a couple ours later and we decided what was the best approach to making his light and latch cover. I pulled out the good old Multi-router and were off to the races . Having that instructor blood flowing in my veins I asked Greg if he wanted to give it a go and said sure.
All said and done we spent a couple of hours milling out this most unusual project and worked together like old friends. Well we got out roughed out with some hand tuning to do when Greg got home.
Talking to Greg he has a very interesting back ground having lived Alaska and Hawaii with widely varying careers from commercial fisherman to a professional singer and of course a good number of years in the burl business.
Speaking of burls Greg said he would bring some wood down for me, I said it wasn’t necessary but he said he had plenty and would like to bring some. As he arrived he brought in a giant stack of wood and I said wow that’s a lot and he said that’s less than half of what I brought you. I was shocked and amazed at the quantity an variety of burls he brought. What a nice generous guy.
I’ve seen other post were Lumber jocks visit other LJers and wished there was someone close enough to drop by, so I guess it was our turn.
Thanks for the visit and the Burl Greg
-- W James Brokenbourgh Custom furniture maker http://artisticwoodstudio.com/