Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Day 295: Guessing Game

I started to cut up a burl tonight that's been in my pile for a while.  I know what it is but I'm not telling yet.  Instead we're going to play a little game.  You tell me what you think it is.  One guess per person per day.  Winner gets a piece of my work (which piece is still TBD).

This picture is of the Outside of the burl.  It's approx 9" wide, 12" long, and 6" deep.

Close up of the burl spines hidden underneath the bark.  It's a true burl, not just an unusual growth or scab.

One more view, this time showing the cut face of the burl.  I'm not going to say where I got it, when I got it, or whether it's exotic or domestic.  I'm also not going to say if it's green or if it's dry.

Post a comment below with your guess.  One guess per person per day.  If necessary I may add some hints later on.

One more photo tonight.  This is the natural edge pen I did for this month's President's Challenge.  It's Box Elder Burl with a chrome Baron kit.  This may or may not be related to the posts above.  I'm not saying.


  1. That didn't take long. It is Olive, all sapwood. I thought the lack of heartwood might throw people off.

    Kooch, email me your address and I'll get a piece in the mail.


  2. That's something. I have to admit, I never would have gone to Olive. Good Job.

  3. I have two small olive burls in my shop that look just like it. Dude, you don't need to mail it to me. I'll just stop by one of these nights. I haven't had much shop time lately so I need the motivation anyway. I'll give you a call.