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Heath

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11-16-2017 08:04 PM

I found this odd growth on a burn pile and rescued it! A friend and I are wanting to slice it up to share. Hopefully it’s got some interesting grain patterns. I think it’s red oak?

First… is this a burl? And second, how should we best slice it up? And then what do we do with it? It’s still pretty wet. We don’t want to ruin it. We’re thinking maybe a few pen blanks or small turned boxes or something?

-- "I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it." - Pablo Picasso


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#1 posted 11-16-2017 09:02 PM

I agree, that’s got to have some nice patterns inside. About how big is it, rough dimensions?

-- Jim, Houston, TX

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#2 posted 11-16-2017 09:24 PM

The was about 12” to 13” at the thickest. My buddy showed up with a little electric chainsaw and said “let’s cut it up” so we cut it into 3 pieces. He does more pen turning than I do so he can probably get more out of it. I’ll have to work on them more later, but we did rough cut a couple of pen blank pieces out of it. This is what they look like.

-- "I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it." - Pablo Picasso

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#3 posted 11-16-2017 10:42 PM

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