1st thing I do is place the burl on the bandsaw table and position it so I can make a straight cut along one side of the burl.
This cut gives me a straight edge that I will use against the fence for future cuts.
It also gives me a glimpse of what I am going to find inside the burl.
Here I have cut the burl into 4 slices. One of them I cut wider, right at the crown of the burl.
I laid the slices flat and marked a straight line along the edges.
Next I trimmed the edges straight.