Maple stump with burl & figuring

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Forum topic by Von posted 09-26-2012 01:49 AM 2054 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-26-2012 01:49 AM

Topic tags/keywords: turning carving veneering lathe

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)
-highly figured upper stump sections.
-location: Northern MN
-ship to: anywhere afordable
-priceing: small countries, Mars rovers, yachts, gold bullion, redheads, lefthanded dictionaries of doom, arms and legs, sandwiches, gingersnap cookies, next of kin.. er.. I mean.. totaly negotiable!

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#1 posted 09-26-2012 01:51 AM

blah! the title says “elm” but it’s a maple. grrr for the edit button not working. grrr I say! *edit again—looks like I got the title fixed. coolio

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#2 posted 09-26-2012 03:35 PM

I am interested.. I am sending you a PM.

-- " 'Truth' is like a beautiful flower, unique to each plant and to the season it blossoms ... 'Fact' is the root and leaf, allowing the plant grow and bloom again."

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#3 posted 09-26-2012 03:42 PM

Nice find and good of you to share it : )

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#4 posted 09-26-2012 03:59 PM


If you send me afew pieces I will make you something out of one of them.

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#5 posted 09-26-2012 05:31 PM

Eirc, I sent a reply to your pm here on LJ, and Arlin I sent you an email to the yahoo address on your website.

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