|Forum topic by BuyoMasilla||posted 10-31-2011 09:59 PM||1005 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
10-31-2011 09:59 PM
I will soon get a hold of a root ball a friend has been cleaning. I’m afraid I have no idea of what to do (or how) with it. It’s one of those things however that I can’t pass on. Like coming accros a piece of figured scrap which I pick up even though I have no plans for it (that reminds me that I have a log of russian olive to figure something out with, but that’s a whole other question).
The wood from the tree whose root ball this is, is an interesting yellow and somewhat dramatic. I suspect the root ball will be somewhat similar to a burl with no specific grain, but rather maybe a birds’ eye like spots.
My question, can I try to resaw at maybe an inch and try to eventually use it as boards?, or should I try to resaw thin and use as veneer? Will either work? If attempting to make boards, how long should I dry?
I look forward to any responses and thank you in advance for them, and for reading the note.
-- Dreaming of the day I might joint two pieces of wood square..........