Red oak with a large bulge what to do?

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Forum topic by kma2032 posted 553 days ago 946 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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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 553 days ago

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.

-- I dream of the world where a duck can cross the road and no one asks why.

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#2 posted 553 days ago

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.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#3 posted 553 days ago

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

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#4 posted 550 days ago

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.

-- Power tools put us ahead of the monkeys

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#5 posted 550 days ago

And post pictures when it gets cut!

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#6 posted 550 days ago

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

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#7 posted 550 days ago

BooKoo bucks !

-- BELT SANDER: Used for making rectangular gouges in wood.

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