|Forum topic by Von||posted 09-26-2012 01:49 AM||1722 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
09-26-2012 01:49 AM
So, I was out disposing of some yard debris and happened to see this large diameter stump in the burn pile. “Just an old rotten…. wait… is that BURL I see!??? holy kittens it is!” Unfortunately the actual burl knots have rotted out and are gone, along with the center of the stump. However, the outer remnants are intact & workable. There is some spalt in sections. Other areas are still clean wood. All of it is absolutely gorgeous.
I had to slplit it into 5 sections to move it. Each one measures about 22” long, 12 to 14 inches wide, and 3 to 5 inches thick. Even after removing the rot & waste there is a lot of useable material. Check out the figuring! Even the most weathered and bark free sections caught my eye at a distance. The photos really don’t give credit where it’s due.
I have no immediate plans for any of these, and they are kinda in my way. I don’t even have a lathe or such to do what I want with them anyway. So if somebody is interested just shoot me a note and we can work out a plan. The wood is dry, stable, and bug-pest free with pelnty of showy figuring.
I can rip the sections into smaller pieces if needed. Each piece could be resawn to make lumber & materials for small boxes, pens, or bowls etc etc. (see the pic with my fingers for ref. to size)
- Species: Maple (probably a Silver)