Red oak with a large bulge what to do?

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Forum topic by kma2032 posted 01-22-2013 02:21 AM 1087 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-22-2013 02:21 AM

Freshly cut today and I don’t turn bowls or pens. Would this be worth cutting into board or selling it to someone that does turn bowls? Please give your opinions. I’m in Owensboro KY.


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#1 posted 01-22-2013 02:42 AM

What equipment do you have? Do you have the marketing medium/network to sell it? Have you worked with burls? Got a kiln for drying? Any need for heating your house?

I mean, I mean you’re not giving us much information to be be able to help you make a decision.

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#2 posted 01-22-2013 03:27 AM

That’s not a bulge, that’s a burl. Certainly will have some value as figured wood whether for bowls or even a slab table.

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#3 posted 01-22-2013 03:36 AM

If it doesn’t go away within 4 hrs. Call your doctor.

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#4 posted 01-24-2013 06:40 PM

Take it to a large wood distributor (Rockler, Woodcrafters, etc.) and show it to them; they may buy it as-is or refer you to someone who will. There is a ton of nice wood in there, and rare to a point; it’s worth a try to save it from a fire pile.

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#5 posted 01-24-2013 08:37 PM

And post pictures when it gets cut!

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#6 posted 01-24-2013 08:41 PM

As said thats or those are beatiful burls actually a disease where branches failed to should cut them off and store them they will make beautiful woodturning bowls etc.Alistair

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#7 posted 01-25-2013 02:32 AM

BooKoo bucks !

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