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    Extracting a BURL

    I have a Pecan log about 22" Diameter with a 7-8" diameter burl that protrudes 3-4" from the main trunk. My question is, how deep into the trunk should I go when I cut it out?

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    Last edited by Tony Falotico; 06-14-2008 at 03:34 PM.

    Tony, BCE '75

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    I think that looks more like a limb that was cut off and the bark regrew over the wound.

    If it where a burl, I would say to have the burl at either 3 o'clock or 9 o'clock. The center circle is the pith and the straight lines are the chainsaw cuts.


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    Doggone it Ron -- you were right, no burl, just a limb grown over.

    Maybe next time!

    Tony, BCE '75

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    We all learn that lesson, at least once

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    Tony,
    Many folks make the same mistake. I often see folks on ebay selling pieces like yours as burls even though they are not. They also try to sell wood with a little curl as a burl. Boy do they get nasty when I suggest they repost with correct info!

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