I get asked pretty often how to cut a burl. Every once in a while people will find a burl and want to know how to cut it for the best look.
This is just a quick and easy overview about how to cut the burl and why you might want to cut it this way.
The example I am using is a piece of Lace Redwood burl.
First thing I did was cut off a manageable sized piece that I could cut on my bandsaw.
Next I cut off a piece from the side at a right angle to the outer surface of the burl. This was so I would have a flat surface to go against the table on my bandsaw for the cut that comes next.
The next cut was as close as I could get that would be parallel to the outer surface of the burl.
This is the piece that came off the outer surface.