Hey guys. haven't posted in awhile, Ive been super busy getting a bunch of knives made up for a show I'm doing at the end of september.
My wife's Aunt and Uncle are selling off their farm and moving to Hawaii, so I got roped into helping set up and move larger items. in return I was told I could pick anything I wanted before the sale. Got a whole milk crate full of assorted C clamps, a bunch of plate, square tube, and other misc. scrap steel. and the real prize. A huge maple burl!! This tree had been growing along the lane leading to the farm house and was cut down after it died about 7 years ago, my wifes uncle put it away planning to make some caffee tables or clocks from it. He never got around to it so 2 years ago he dragged it out of the shed it had been in and sstuck it in a brush pile to be burned. here's some pix of the burl and a couple shots of some of the slab faces.
here it is as we first saw it
after dragging it out with the tractor
hard to tell from the rough chainsaw cuts but there's deffinately some killer figure in there and alot of red spalting.
cant wait to start cutting this stuff into blocks!