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  • What does naturally finished buckeye burl look like?

    I found the pictures I needed to make my decision between using buckeye burl and Maple burl so I'm changing my question here...

    I'm seeing a good number of Maple burl caps for sale on ebay that are described as green. What's the best way to quickly dry one of these that's say 6" x 9" x 3" thick? Or is there a good way to quickly dry these things? I've see microwaving for 30 sec at a time for many times. I've also seen the idea to soak the piece in 100% alcohol for about a week, which makes it dry out much faster
    Last edited by bradleyheathhays; 05-28-2023, 08:18 PM.

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    Fast drying tends to make wood crack. Burl, at least what I have used has a lot of moisture. Will you be turning this piece?
    I turned a cherry burl green then put it in a paper bag to cure slowly. I had a very distorted but interesting piece when it came out of the bag. one side of the burl was straight grain the rest was burl.
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