Tres Bolts - in Cherry Burl

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mmayo

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I attended a meeting of the Antelope Valley Woodturners Association recently and scored some cherry burl shown in these bolts. I also managed a very large buckeye burl which some of you got too.

Consider joining a woodturners club near you. You may be the loan pen turner, but their scraps are AMAZING. Prepare to be treated as a slightly lower class member if you don’t turn bowls. I survived.
 

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Very nice. My fingers itch when I drive through my neghborhood with all the burls that have formed on 50-100 year old maples. I want to bug the neighbors to take off smaller branches for me.
 

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Gently suggest a pen for the specific cutting.
I've talked with one neighbor as they moved in (wish I caught the old ones moving out) and mentioned paying him for the trimming. Enough for a bowl and a couple pens besides. He never got back to me.

I drive around the city for my job and the historic neighborhoods have rows of trees that are ugly as sin from all the baseball to bathtub sized growths. Nobody is allowed to touch them besides light trimming, so they sit there, making me drool lol.
 
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