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Forum topic by Bruyet posted 10-02-2017 12:10 PM 669 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-02-2017 12:10 PM

While visiting my daughter in Duluth, MN, I spotted a relatively large burl on a small branch of the 80’ Blue Spruce in her front yard. I roughed it out when I got home – it was my first coniferous turning, and was proving as sappy and stringy as I’d heard it would be. This weekend I finish turned it, and was surprised how cleanly it cut and finished. The burl was about 8” dia on a 1” dia branch. Finished is about 7”.

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#1 posted 10-03-2017 09:42 AM

I like it thanks for posting you did an outstanding job of turning it.

-- Bill

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#2 posted 10-03-2017 05:23 PM

Very beautiful, nice job!

-- Living In The Woods Of Beautiful Bonney Lake, Washington

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#3 posted 10-03-2017 07:11 PM

Looks beautiful. Need to keep my eyes open for some of those. Lots of spruce here.

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