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Meridian Blades Feb 21, 2016

  1. Meridian Blades

    Meridian Blades Got Wood? Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    Starting at the beginning of the road again.... That old wives tale... "For burl you must wait a year for every inch of thickness".... We are going to ignore that... :devilwag: hahaha




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  2. Voodoo Messiah

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    thats gonna be some nice stuff
     
  3. desmodus

    desmodus Arc Sodium Administrator Lady Devil JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    is that really the standard?

    i have a small burl collection, but one of them is HUGE. i mean i cut it in half and each half has to be near five hundred POUNDS.

    the smaller ones i have are definitely dry by now but that big one...i don't know what to do. each half at the thickest is probably 24". should i quarter it?
     
  4. Meridian Blades

    Meridian Blades Got Wood? Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    Send me some pics and I can help you process it.... Also think about what you are going to make out of it...

    Larry
     
  5. desmodus

    desmodus Arc Sodium Administrator Lady Devil JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    that's a husqvarna 390xp with a 28" bar on it for scale.

    those are before pictures.

    i got anxious waiting for you to reply so i went to my friends house and started cutting.

    i made one 4" slab roughly oval shaped off of each and left the remaining cheeks whole. we each got a slab and a cheek. the cheeks are still pretty thick, but the slabs are pretty close to four inches. i'll get more pictures as soon as i can.

    the wood is beautiful but stupid fucking heavy.

    i don't exactly know anybody with a proper method to cut these so i did it freehand with the 390xp...
     
  6. Meridian Blades

    Meridian Blades Got Wood? Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    so you really just want the tumor part of the burl.... the rest will fairly straight grained. You didn't say what u want to make out of it?

    Best thing to do is to go from chainsaw to bandsaw.... but you can rough cut and then wait until time is right.

    What kind of burl did you say it was?
     
  7. desmodus

    desmodus Arc Sodium Administrator Lady Devil JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    The slab is going to stay whole. I'm going to make a small table out of it. It's probably two and a half feet on the long axis and about twenty inches on the short. The flat is not a perfect plane (burl wood is hard as hell and I had to touch up the chain between all of the major cuts).

    The cheek is going to be blocked up into whatever sized pieces make sense (input is appreciated).

    It's sugar maple. I cut the tree down early in the spring (this season). The burl part of the tree was still fairly healthy and contained plenty of moisture.

    The other burls I have range in types. I have a couple black cherry, a couple oak (red and white), I have one Japanese cedar (which is actually from the cypress family) and some more sugar maple of all sorts of sizes.
     
  8. desmodus

    desmodus Arc Sodium Administrator Lady Devil JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    this is the cheek. it's about ten inches thick. i'm probably going to block this up (any suggestions?).

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    the next two are the slab. it's about four inches thick.

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    it's way more impressive in the sun light.

    how long does this shit take to cure/season?
     

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