In the early December I have started to work on a reasonably sized burl - suvel. Within a couple of hours I have managed to cut three slices planned to be transformed for ji-itas. Manually with a foxtail saw. There is an old saying that one gets nicely warm three times making a firewood. First time during the harvest in the forest. Second time cutting it into smaller pieces and finally at home in the stove. I can confirm that the first two are correct. As for the third - I was afraid that the slices may end up as a firewood but luckily that was not the case. And apart from these three slices I have managed to transform the last part of the burl into something like a bowl. After cutting I have left the slices to dry out a little and then in mid of Jan they received the first soak of synthetic resin. Today is the 30th Jan and I have decided to see how they look and to make some pictures. Suvel types of burl are quite different from the so called burl caps
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A wood burl is really something very special. Maybe a bit strange or even ugly from the outside, but the inner wood tells a completely different story. You need to see it. Doesn't make any sense to try describing it in words. I will post something about this wood later on before I drop off for some time. Right now I will share a root stand I have made recently from a small burl. Dimension: 16,5 x 5,2 cm / 6,3 x 2"
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... different reasons for Leeds United fans and for US & Iraq though. And I hope there will be no reason to remember this day by the rest of us. And if so, it will be just because of little treats like the one I have enjoyed today. Despite the last few nights at minus 7°C one of my pre-shohin mahaleb is still full with leaves. No signs of drop off. Gentiana clusii ... Flowering quince still in bloom... Ume_Beni-chidori A young stick grafted on Prunus cerasifera.