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Forum topic by Jbarr1122 posted 01-09-2017 01:46 AM 607 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-09-2017 01:46 AM

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So I have recently found a large burl on my property that appears to have several species of trees growing out of the base of it. I am not very knowledgeable on this subject and am wondering if this is a rare specimen or nothing special at all? I would really appreciate any feedback as I would like to start the process of harvesting and drying this monster if it is worth it.

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#1 posted 01-09-2017 11:19 PM

A potentially interesting piece of wood. Would the different species be too loose in the burl, once they dried, making them fall out?

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#2 posted 01-09-2017 11:21 PM

Only one way to find out!

Greg from oregon burls used to frequent lj’s. Hed be a guy id reach out to.

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#3 posted 01-10-2017 12:13 AM

Just from looking at it, it seems that the oak on the right side would be the one to detach if any. Everything else seems very solid. My next move is to start uncovering the rest of it and see what there is to work with. As I understand, it will take years to properly dry this? Is that correct?

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