Turning Archive 2005

White Oak Burl *PIC*

Barbara Gill, Remlik VA
>I took the long way back from Jacksonville FL so I could pick up a burl from my sister and brother-in-law in Gainesville GA. That burl had been calling me for about 3 years; it was cut down several months ago. After we cut off the first piece I realized the wood looked like nothing I had ever seen before plus it was extremely heavy, much more than oak is usually. The dark color would bleed out into the Anchorseal as each piece was coated. There wasn't the same figure as I am used to seeing with burl. I was convinced that it wasn't white oak until the next day when the sour oak smell that was not present when we were cutting filled the whole area around the truck.
I rough turned a bowl today. The wood is heavier and harder than any I have ever handled. Has anyone ever seen this pattern in white oak before?

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