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03-26-2017 07:47 PM

Topic tags/keywords: mystery burl question

Hello there, wondering if anyone can tell me what type of burl woof this is? I’ve never seen any grain like it before. Someone suggested lace redwood.. 45”x23”x1.75”


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#1 posted 03-26-2017 08:10 PM

Need dem pitchers

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#2 posted 03-26-2017 08:52 PM

ok figured out the picture loader

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#3 posted 03-26-2017 08:52 PM

I’m trying to decide whether to make something with this or possibly sell it, any input would be much appreciated!

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#4 posted 03-26-2017 09:20 PM

I cant tell ya what it is but if youve just come into possesion of it id sit on it for a while. Occasionally rub some spirits on it and let it talk to ya. Just let it marinate for a while.

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#5 posted 03-26-2017 09:47 PM

If ya wanna know what type of woof it is, ya have to listen to its bark!

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#6 posted 03-26-2017 10:06 PM

Looks like a Milton Burl to me.
Where do you live, that could narrow down the types of trees grown in your area.
. . Marc

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#7 posted 03-26-2017 10:08 PM



Looks like a Milton Burl to me.

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Nah. I was thinking more like Burl Ives :)

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#8 posted 03-26-2017 10:19 PM

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#9 posted 03-26-2017 10:43 PM

Hey thanks everyone, I’m in Washington state but got it from somebody who got it from somebody’s collection, etc. so not sure where it first originated from.

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#10 posted 03-26-2017 10:58 PM

Hey ST1,
Does it have any type of pine like aroma if you were to scrape or plane a section? it’s aroma could narrow it down to a conifer or not. Of course, that’s not always accurate but I’ve noticed most conifer woods I’ve cut have some slight similarities in smell.
Also, how hard is it? Can you plane it easily?
. . Marc

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#11 posted 03-27-2017 05:46 PM

Hey Marc, it really doesn’t have much aroma at all when i sand it some and it seems pretty hard. Someone else suggested lace redwood but the figure in this seems a bit different to me. Thanks!

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#12 posted 03-28-2017 02:41 AM

Hi st1-

Ahhh your a lucky guy.

Looks to me like your in possession of a beautiful piece of Redwood Lace Burl, which would also be consistent with your geographic location.

You should have a great time finishing that piece … just sharpen your finish plane blade and scraper, dump the sandpaper and have a ball.

Have fun
Jay

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#13 posted 03-28-2017 03:40 AM

It’s a Redwood lace burl.

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#14 posted 03-28-2017 04:17 AM

Thanks Jaycee and Aj, sounds like Redwood Lace is the consensus. Much appreciated.

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#15 posted 03-28-2017 04:21 AM

Send the photo to Certainly Wood. They will know for sure and they will be happy to tell you.

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