Large burl ideas

dpsnyder

Dan
Corporate Member
I have had this large burl growing on my property and we just sold out house, so it was time to harvest it. It is massive and weighs about 200 lbs! I think it's cherry, not sure.

Any ideas on what to do with it?
 

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Dee2

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Gene
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Naw, just get the whole burl to me. I'll cut the bowl out of it, LoL. See my post with The
Mother Bowl for an example.
 

Dee2

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Gene
Staff member
Corporate Member
If Mike is willing to turn 3-4 bowls for you, I would let him do it. My proposition was one bowl for you and I'll keep remaining cores. You can have the shift knob and pen blanks.

I also would not expect utility bowls. These will be art forms.

Note that turning wet cherry will coat your tools/lathe in sap. But, it will smell really good.
 

bob vaughan

Bob Vaughan
Senior User
What's beneath that bark is anybody's guess. It could be beautiful solid burl figure or it could be honeycombed with pits and bark inclusions. I think you're going to have to make a cut or two on it first to see what you've got. We'll keep out fingers crossed that it will be great solid burl.
 

Mike Davis

Mike
Corporate Member
If Mike is willing to turn 3-4 bowls for you, I would let him do it. My proposition was one bowl for you and I'll keep remaining cores. You can have the shift knob and pen blanks.

I also would not expect utility bowls. These will be art forms.

Note that turning wet cherry will coat your tools/lathe in sap. But, it will smell really good.
If you have a coring tool that would be the most effective use. I can only cut with chainsaw and waste the insides of the bowls. But, it looks like 3 or 4 lobes around the trunk. That’s what I was referring to as making more than one.
 

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