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    Major coolness! This beats the heck out of buying little pieces as far as I'm concerned. More work, but what fun!
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    I think half of the fun is in the exploration. From finding, and logging to cutting up the wood to see what surprises await inside! I will soon have a substantial amount ready to ship for stabilization, so maybe i will have some available for you guys The wood i get is getting split evenly 3 ways. Delbert is one of the 3 ways lol. So Del...does that mean i get a Gyuto? hahahaha

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    That looks like an exciting score! Keep posting!

    I have a friend on Facebook whose girlfriend posted a picture of a "gross tree"...it was a massive Pecan Burl, which IIRC, are pretty bloody rare. Of course, I asked, and she remembers nothing about it or it's location.

    I have since kept my eyes peeled for just this thing.

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    Hey, let's see some pictures of it cut up. I'll show you mine if you show me yours :-)

    Some crazy Spalted Maple I happened upon:


    You'll be seeing some kitchen knife handles out of this in a few months.


    That Box Elder Burl of yours should be nothing short of amazing.
    -M

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    Love the spalt, Michael. You plan on stabilizing that? Might have to trade you a few pieces I noticed that some of the edging of the box elder has some spalting in it. Mine goes to the sawmill today for sure, so should be done by monday

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    Yeah, needs to dry some more and cut down a bit to handle-sized pieces before I send it off to WSSI. We might be able to work something out. I love Box Elder Burl lots, so....
    -M

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    Wow!! Can't wait!

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    The latest batch from stabilization
    Almost 50 lbs
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    50 pounds? :o

    I felt like a high roller and sent in 6 pounds. LMAO!!!

    Mike @ WSSI treated me like a king though.

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    Sweet. It's going to be a good year!!
    -M

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