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    Processing/Saving Cherry Burls

    I have a few medium sized cherry burls I picked up 6 or 8 weeks ago....actually cut then. I cut them and decided to take the bark off of them because of insects maybe and anchorseal them...actually did the whole piece...I checked today and some are cracking so Ive got to go ahead and turn/save what I can before they go too far...Any suggestions??..I thought about soaking in DNA after turning ad then anchorseal again until I they dry some.Unsure on all this ????? Any suggestions welcomed !! Thanks

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    This may seem arbitrary Mike, but what do you want to make; HF's, bowls, platters? Burls are so crazy that you never know what will work. DNA won't work well in an unturned form since the wall thickness is uneven. If you turn it out, I'd go for the DNA couple of week maybe, newspaper it up well and wait. You may want to weight on a semi daily basis, but JMHO.
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    Jim, probably a hollow form or bowl depending on what I can get out of each one. Some may be throw a ways, but I probably can salvage a little something out of each one. I guess a good experiment. Ill post some results as I progress...

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    Best thing to do is wrap them up and ship them to NH
    Ok what I do is just toss them in the shop and see what I can get out of them in a few years.
    It could be worse You could be on fire.
    Stupid hurts.

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    As i just picked up a couple of them today, i'll tell ya at the end of the weekend. O and Chuck these ones are staying down here as you have enough up there.
    Last edited by Stephen Bellinger; 04-13-2013 at 12:43 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen Bellinger View Post
    O and Chuck these ones are staying down here as you have enough up there.
    Stephen that's like saying you have enough clamps.
    It could be worse You could be on fire.
    Stupid hurts.

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    Chuck i have a big duffus (gandolf) looking after them till i get a chanceClick image for larger version. 

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ID:	75020 to do something with them. Yea like he really cares.

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