Red maple burls, steps to finished products

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  1. StacyWhetzell

    StacyWhetzell Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    • The Red Maple Burl Project.
    • From Tree to Shining Tree
    • I'm new to working with burls, so thought I'd start a series of events, from standing tree, to finished burl products.
    This is kind of a joint venture by my Son in Law, B Rogers, and myself. He may want to start a new thread of his own progress. He picked up his half the burls today and he will progress faster than I will.
    This will be a continuing "work in progress", with progress being slow until I complete my wood working shop.
    Maybe some of you guys (and gals) would like to weigh in on this slow moving project as I go along.
     
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    Step 1. The Red Maple Burl Project.
    The Tree - cutting down, and loading.
    At its widest point, the largest burl was about 40 inches diameter.
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    Step 2. The Red Maple Burl Project.
    Cutting burls into manageable chunks and sealing ends.

    B Rogers and I sealed the ends of burls withing 48 hours of cutting them. Would have done it sooner, but we didnt have any Sealer on hand... an "uh oh" we won't repeat. We used Anchor Seal 2.
    On Sep 8th, we cut B Rogers half of the burls into smaller chunks for quicker drying. He plans to saw them soon.
    We splashed a little water on some so the figure could be better seen.
    On the others, the anchor seal is apparent.
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    Very cool stuff.:cool::popcorn:
     
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    Nice haul. Can't wait to see what you do with this.

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    Wow What a tree!
    :sofa: Gonna keep watching

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    Here are some of what I've stabalized from the Red Maple Burl project.

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    Very, very nice
     
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    Those look great!
     
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    I do intend to start offering a few for sale as soon as I can complete casting, organizing and pricing.
    Thanks all
    Stacy
     
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