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    Burl Biscuits

    I have a few cherry burls and was thinking of the best way of using them and I came up with these. They are 6,7, and 8 inches and finished with spray poly but have not been buffed. I thought by making these about a half inch thick I could get many pieces out of one burl instead of blowing up a bowl or hollow form.

    Thanks for looking and critiques are welcome.

    Merry Christmas!
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    Wow that is REALLY nice burl Pete

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    Or you could make 1" thick then cut up into pen blanks.

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    Pete those are beautiful. Really love that burl.
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    would have loved to see a flat or qtrd piece in that. But the pieces that you have there are beautiful. take care of them I'm drooling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Jordan View Post
    I have a few cherry burls and was thinking of the best way of using them and I came up with these. They are 6,7, and 8 inches and finished with spray poly but have not been buffed. I thought by making these about a half inch thick I could get many pieces out of one burl instead of blowing up a bowl or hollow form.

    Thanks for looking and critiques are welcome.

    Merry Christmas!
    Pete, they are very pretty, and a woodworker can appreciate the burl. But if your grandmother got one for Christmas, would she know (and appreciate) what to do with it?

    I have made coasters out of 1/4 inch slices of cedar logs (actually old dry cedar fence posts with the sapwood gone) and they make great coasters, as long as they are unfinished so the cedar absorbs the sweat from the glass.

    I tried to make hot pads out of larger diameter wood slices, but never found a finish that liked being as hot as hot pads sometimes support.

    I have made quite a few small bowls out of wood scraps only 3/4 inch thick, which I see people using as holders for paper clips, pins, coins, pills, etc. That would be my suggested use. With a glued on tenon to mount the wood, I bet you could get a small bowl out of 3/8 to 1/2 inch of wood.
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