going after some salt cedar burl today Tamarix ramosissima

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Please show us what the salt cedar looks like inside when you process it, lord knows there's lots of it around here, but I've never seen what the burl looks like....
 
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Please show us what it looks like inside when you process it, lord knows there's lots of it around here, but I've never seen what the burl looks like....
will do, the wood has nice ray flecks when quatersawn. and the burl is fairly stable without a ton of shrinkage
 

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Trev, hopefully that Salt Cedar is solid. I got some just like that back a few years ago about 250 yards from the banks of the Salton Sea. All of it had no center. It had been dead for awhile, and they were clearing the ground.

That's a good looking Olive.

Barry R., the old dead stuff I collected had some nice color to it than the fresh dead I got from the same pile which was just about as bland as bland can get. The swirls and tiny burl eyes made it worth keeping though. ............. Jerry (in Tucson)
 

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What amazing finds! I can't wait to see what they look like inside. PLLEEAAASSSEEE post photos!. :greeting:
Thank you.
 

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Trev, hopefully that Salt Cedar is solid. I got some just like that back a few years ago about 250 yards from the banks of the Salton Sea. All of it had no center. It had been dead for awhile, and they were clearing the ground.

That's a good looking Olive.

Barry R., the old dead stuff I collected had some nice color to it than the fresh dead I got from the same pile which was just about as bland as bland can get. The swirls and tiny burl eyes made it worth keeping though. ............. Jerry (in Tucson)
Yea, I've worked with regular salt cedar before, not that pretty, kinda oak-like, but never seen burl, might be cool....
 

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Depending on what it looks like inside, I'd be very interested in some lengths of trunk for mainly carving.
 

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some of the centers are rotted, or soft, maybe good for casting, others are solid enough to cut blocks or small boards out of

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there is some that is a little soft and spalted that would be great stabilized.
 
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