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  1. #1
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    Mar 2008
    bethel springs TN, but was born and raised in north east PA

    small gloat

    There burning some trees at work that fell during a storm. Well one is this big old maple.It was covered with burls, and i just coun't resist cutting them off before they burned the tree. Did get a little of the wood also. There was about 20 burls that i got off this one tree and about 10 of a couple other smaller trees. Did i ever say how much i loooove burls. yes the last 3 pieces i turned were from this stash.
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Steve, I hate to tell you this, but none of those burls look like they'd be worth the effort to turn them. Why don't you go ahead and send them to me and I'll properly dispose of them for you.

    You lucky dawg.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Amherst, New Hampshire
    When I was a kid I used to carve bowls and spoons for my Mom out of burls like those.

    Nice gloat
    Faith, Hope & Charity

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Mountain Home, Arkansas
    Nice haul.
    "Folks is funny critters."

    Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too. ~Voltaire

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Palm Springs, Ca
    those will make some interesting turnings
    First you have to learn the rules - Beginner
    Then you have to learn advanced rules - Professional
    Then you disregard the rules - This takes you to the master level................

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Goodland, Kansas
    Congrats on that score. Those should make some nice turnings for sure.
    Bernie W.

    Retirement: Thats when you return from work one day
    and say, Hi, Honey, Im home forever.

    To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Lafayette, Indiana
    Nice haul Stephen!. Those burls will make some cool projects.
    It's not what you achieve in life...It's what you overcome!

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Des Moines, IA
    Nice score. Can't wait to see the product.

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