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  1. walter will

    walter will

    21
    Dec 7, 2007
    Would someone tell me,first of all what in a tree is the burl,and what do i look for?I work in a sawmill,but until i got interested in making knives i had never heard the word,and no one i work with has ever heard.Thanks for any help.

    Walter
     
  2. steelshaper

    steelshaper

    835
    Jun 14, 2007
    Most likely you will not see the burl at the mill. When the trees are cut down and cut into logs they take only the nice strait stuff, but I am sure you know that. The burl is the crazy looking growths that sometimes forms on trees. They look like big warts. In some ways that is what they are. You may see small ones that get cut off. Look into the odd lumps. What the wood will look like inside is lots of figure and often lots of eyes. Where do you live some areas are more prone to making burls on some types of trees.
     
  3. tom kernan

    tom kernan

    99
    Nov 25, 2006
  4. steelshaper

    steelshaper

    835
    Jun 14, 2007
    Here are some I have been cutting up the big one is maple and the other two are cherry.
     
  5. walter will

    walter will

    21
    Dec 7, 2007
    Thanks William, i live in south mississippi.Where i work we use everything .I use to saw all our scrap.Idont know what my chances are of finding it where i live,but with your description,and the website Tom give,maybe i will have some luck.

    Thanks guys
     
  6. Evan Martin

    Evan Martin

    521
    Aug 6, 2007
    hey man I'm in brandon where abouts are you from
     
  7. Keith Willis

    Keith Willis KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    809
    Oct 24, 2007
    I'm here in Tylertown not to far from ya.

    Thanks,
     
  8. Evan Martin

    Evan Martin

    521
    Aug 6, 2007
    Tylertown my boss grew up their Ellis Solomon his sister and mom still live their
     
  9. walter will

    walter will

    21
    Dec 7, 2007
    You have to ask him if he knows any Popes.I only been here about 18 years,after i met my wife.I grew up in Bogalusa,La. Hey you would't happen to know his sister's or his mom's name would ya.
     
  10. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
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  11. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
    knife pic:

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  12. walter will

    walter will

    21
    Dec 7, 2007
    Hey Daniel,thanks a lot.A friend brought some over 2 nites ago he got from cherry tree.He said he was told that if you cut one of these out of a tree you did not want to cut into it for at least a year or longer,then when you cut it up you needed to put it in a plastic bag,to keep moisture from leaving too fast and it busting,until it was dry.I have one more question after seeing your pics.would it be the same thing as,what i would call,a knot.

    Thanks again,Walter
     
  13. Chiller2

    Chiller2

    Nov 30, 2006
    Hey thats my knife !! cool now I have a good picture of it.
     

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