finally got the pics of my carolina cherry burls

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04-19-2008 06:55 PM

Topic tags/keywords: trick cherry shaping traditional

about 800lbs all together rite now. but i got plenty more comin in

this is the biggest i have at the moment. a lil over 5 feet around at some points
this is a stump of another tree.16” diameter and i plan on hollowing out the center and forming a shell for a snare drum. a SOLID BURL snare drum. i haven’t been able to find one on the entire internet. if you know of one post it up. id love to get a couple pointers about the process. i’ll be using routers, band saw, and many jigs.
chizzled off the bark to speed up the drying process. being i only intend on using the outer burled part at first.

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#1 posted 04-19-2008 06:58 PM

sorry fellas. pics in this order top to bottom





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#2 posted 04-19-2008 07:27 PM

Wow. These are going to be ambitious projects. I could not imagine trying to work with 5’ burl. I will be looking forward to seeing the progress on these.

Thanks for the post.

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#3 posted 04-19-2008 07:30 PM

well im pretty strong… but more importantly i’m very skilled with a chainsaw. hahaha

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#4 posted 04-19-2008 09:17 PM

Leapin’ lizards that’s some nice looking stuff!

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#5 posted 04-19-2008 09:47 PM

Beautiful burl, can’t wait to see more. Gonna turn um or slice em. mike?

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#6 posted 04-19-2008 10:55 PM

what great turning stock you have there.

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#7 posted 04-19-2008 11:14 PM

since i have a surplus of it i’ll be doin all different projects. plan on keeping all of it.. so my whole family is gettin burled woof present for a couple years.

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#8 posted 04-19-2008 11:26 PM

knarly man ! knarly

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#9 posted 04-20-2008 01:30 AM

That thing is awsome!

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#10 posted 04-20-2008 03:15 AM

What a great looking burl.

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