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A Little Pine Burl

Discussion in 'Logging' started by justallan, Aug 27, 2019.

  1. justallan

    justallan Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    Out fixing fence today I finally made it back to get this pine Burl.
    It's about 18x16x9 and must be 20-25 lbs. The tree had fell last year some time, but the moisture is still plenty high.
    Got it sealed up on the sawn face.

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  2. William Tanner

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    That is a keeper. What are your plans for it?
     
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    justallan Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    I don't really know. I saw it there last fall and was near there on the 4-wheeler today with a chainsaw, so I grabbed it.
    I may sell it, but have no clue as to what it's worth.
     
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    Is it best to let it dry or turn it wet? Maybe it is just up to the turner like other woods.
     
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    What species of pine?
     
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    justallan Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    I'm just barely a turner, but it seems that most folks do an initial turn when it's green like this, then after that dries do the final turning.
    Y'all feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.

    Ponderosa Pine.
     
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    Nubsnstubs Where is it??? Full Member

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    I did a rough turn on some Aleppo pine 2 years back. 3/4" thick, 9" od. Two days later, it cracked almost all the way across. Saved 4 other pieces for 6 months befiore turning, and they were absolutely fine. It was summer when I turned the first pieces that cracked. ............. Jerry (in Tucson)
     
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    Send it to michigan with your guest you're gonna have soon!!
     
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    Sweet! Someone with a coring rig needs to take possession of that, bet it would make a beautiful set of bowls...
     
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    That burl rite there looks like something @Tim Carter would like .
     
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    Thanks, Dave! You're right, I love burls. My guess is that it's an "onion" type of burl where the grain swirls around but there are few, if any, eyes. The grain will probably be faint/muted because the wood is such a light color. I would probably use a dye, probably blue, to make the grain pop. I think Barry is right and that using a coring rig to make a set of bowls would be a very good choice for this burl. There's also a case that could be made to turn a hollow form with a natural edge opening out of it.
     
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    Someone talked me out of it. We'll see what happens.......
     
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    :popcorn:
     
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