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Forum topic by therookie posted 04-09-2011 02:57 AM 998 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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therookie

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04-09-2011 02:57 AM

I was out in my back yard wooded area the other day and noticed a weird looking part of a tree and went to investigate. When I got up close I saw that it was a dead tree with a medium sized burl on it. Well I went ahead and cut it off then brought it home to clean it up. Once it was clean I did not know what type of wood it was. I saw little bumps on it so I thought it could be birdseye maple in a burl form. I did not know if this was possible and what kinda wood it was. So when I went up to get my ash for my bookcase I asked my wood guy and he said that it was indeed maple but he dosnt know about birdseye that much. So my question is, what do you guys and gals think is it possible to have a birdeye maple burl and whats it worth. The dimensions are 8” by 8” by 6” and it is solid no rot. I dont have a lathe so I am selling it. Any offers are welcome I have never done this before. Thanks

Here are two pics

This is a top view

This is a back view

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#1 posted 04-11-2011 05:39 PM

Wood like that is generally sold by weight, and here in the NW it is generally around 3.50 a pound. Sure is strange how it appears to have grown off of the end of a previously cut piece of wood.

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#2 posted 04-11-2011 08:24 PM

Yes it is weird, would you like to buy it? I can weigh it when I get home and pm you with the weight….....

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#3 posted 04-12-2011 01:53 AM

Thanx, but I have hundreds of pounds of burled wood drying, I certainly don’t need more. You may try a local woodworking store, they generally look for stuff like that.

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#4 posted 04-12-2011 02:17 AM

Hang onto it. You are building a woodworking shop and you will probably get a wood lathe.,That will make a nice turned piece. You’ll be sorry you let it go. It looks so solid compared to some burls I’ve seen.
Just my thoughts!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 04-12-2011 03:55 AM

I am starting to think that thought too, but I have to find somewhere to put it and keep it from splitting.

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