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Forum topic by TopamaxSurvivor posted 02-27-2009 09:33 AM 1369 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-27-2009 09:33 AM

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I have some fir burls and crotches that were too much trouble for the firewood pickers to take. Has anyone ever heard of using this part of fir for anything of value? I usually avoid fir for everything but framing because it may leak pitch any time it takes the notion. I have a 32” chain saw large enough to cut it, but is it worth the gas and trouble?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence


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#1 posted 02-27-2009 09:36 AM

hmm i would maybe give it a try. about the pitch thought… i heard that you can avoid that by boiling the wood.

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#2 posted 02-27-2009 02:37 PM

Burls & crotches make fantastic turnings.

-- Chuck, Mostly a woodturner

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#3 posted 02-27-2009 03:23 PM

I think they would have value with just about any of us….

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#4 posted 02-28-2009 04:25 AM

I would always hate to see burls and crotches end up as heat. At least without having a different step first as something of beauty.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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