Turning Archive 2004
>O.K., I'll admit, this is primarily a gloat.
I just returned from Crested Butte, Colorado, and a good friend, who drove out, is hauling back 7 pieces of Aspen burl for me. This wood is a few years old and some of it has some noticeable cracks, primarily in the straight grained sections, but I couldn't turn it down. The price was right. I just have to turn a bowl for the former owner. He was glad to not have to shuffle it around anymore in his woodpile to keep from having to split it.
Do any of you Western turners have experience with Aspen burl? Any tips or warnings would be appreciated. I haven't cut into any of it yet, but I anticipate some beautiful wood.