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Myrtle Burl
« on: September 19, 2022, 09:30:02 AM »
Cleaning up a few slabs on hand and might try to but a few veneers or blocks from this one. 1-1/2” thick.
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Re: Myrtle Burl
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2022, 09:53:47 AM »
Awesome..

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Re: Myrtle Burl
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2022, 10:47:00 AM »
Very nice

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Re: Myrtle Burl
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2022, 11:03:38 AM »
Nice Gary
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Re: Myrtle Burl
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2022, 10:14:25 PM »
 That is some wild stormy grain pattern!

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Re: Myrtle Burl
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2022, 07:59:32 PM »
It always breaks my heart cutting up those burls and getting so much wasted materials. I’ve had them just literally fall apart before. Good luck with that Gary. It sure is purdy wood.

I still have a couple smaller Myrtle one sided slabs that I haven’t milled yet that have a more of a stump wrinkle figuring pattern than an actual burl. They are Cool looking pieces that I hate to butcher up to only get a couple riser blocks out of. I’ve  been saving them for a Christmas project that hasn’t been thought of yet.

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Re: Myrtle Burl
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2022, 06:58:44 PM »
Kirk. Not planning on cutting any of these up, but rather I might have some off cuts left after tables etc, that might go to Bow wood. I can get a lot more for other uses than Bow wood. But it is the off cuts that I used for Bowwood.
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Re: Myrtle Burl
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2022, 10:49:15 AM »
Kirk. Not planning on cutting any of these up, but rather I might have some off cuts left after tables etc, that might go to Bow wood. I can get a lot more for other uses than Bow wood. But it is the off cuts that I used for Bowwood.

Wise man… I’ve still got some rough cut Yew 4/4 in 8-10’ lengths I need to do something with. I cut up a bunch of it to get clear vertical grain material for bow lams years ago and the waste was terrible. I’m really not sure what to do with the rest of it. So it just takes up space for now.

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Re: Myrtle Burl
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2022, 07:03:22 PM »
Kirk, I’ve got a few big yew blocks also that I’ve had for years too. I had a lot of calls for clear straight grained yew but it seems that nobody wants it now. Funny the bark can help to cure Cancer but the tree can cause it.
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Re: Myrtle Burl
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2022, 10:24:12 AM »
I think I still have some yew lams stacked up that I milled years ago. I personally didn’t care for the lams much myself for glass backed bows. It’s kind of oily material.

 I got better performance from old growth doug fir for glass bow cores…. I’ve still got some of those lams milled too, but haven’t used them much in recent years. I pretty much stick to maple and bamboo core woods for longevity reasons now days.

Now if a guy was to get serious about building some laminated board bows, I think this yew would probably work well with some natural backing of some sort. I bet you could use a maple or Ipe belly, with Yew back, and get some good shooting bows out of it.      Kirk
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