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    dogwood burl

    Hey all i cut this dogwood down the other day as it was starting to rot. Well this tree had a few burls on it, i was just woundering what the best way to use this chunk of wood is.The pith of the wood is all ready starting to get real rotten but the rest is good.Hope i explained it so ya under stand what i'm talking about.O buy the way here is a pic of the chunk i'm refering to.Thanks always.
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    If the middle is getting rotten, I think I'd just cut it in half and try to cut pieces that resemble small bowl or platter blanks. They're likely to be pretty small and shallow, but I'll bet you find some cool figure inside.
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    Unimaginative me would probably just pitch it. But, you could probably cut up into several small bowls.

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    I would cut it in half to make some small bowls, bottle stoppers or lidded boxes.
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    you could also cut it up for pen blanks. You don't see many Dogwood burl pens around.


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    Dogwood burl

    You could send it to me Looks like you may be able to get a nice little bowl out of the center,pretty hard to say without seeing it.
    Ken

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    thanks all for the ideas.not sure yet what i'll do but might just cut it into seg turning pieces.
    Steve

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    I would turn a vase and show off the grain of the wood if the center is getting punkey.

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