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preserving a black cherry burl

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Perry Hilbert, Apr 21, 2019.

  1. Perry Hilbert

    Perry Hilbert

    Sep 27, 2017
    Location (City & State):
    Windsor, Pennsylvania
    took a bunch of branches and prunings out into the woods on my property to dump over a bank and noticed a black cherry burl about 12 inches in diameter. the tree has been dead for a bit, It has fungus growing on the trunk. I can paint it with anchor seal
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2019
  2. Bill Boehme

    Bill Boehme Administrator Staff Member

    Jan 27, 2005
    Location (City & State):
    Dalworthington Gardens, TX
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    ..... or you could send it to me for safe disposal. :rolleyes:

    Depending on how long a "bit" is, it might already be dry and ready for final turning without the need for coating with Anchorseal. If there is fungus there might be soft spots in the burl which would need to be fixed. My two favorite ways to fix punky spots are thin CA and Minwax Wood Hardener. There is also the potential hazard of the piece flying apart so examine frequently and listen for "funny" sounds ... and, of course, stay out of the line of fire.

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