Burl

norseman

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I had an old maple fall in the swamp, going to cut it up for fire wood as it is hollow inside but there where a couple burls I cut off and sawed up this afternoon. anyone have any advise on how to process them? I cut them about 1 3/4" thick and put them on a shelf in the shed to dry out.
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Bruce McLeish

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Depending on your average relative humidity, they will take at least 18 months to dry. So , you're not in a big rush, are ya?
 

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