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                                                                        White Oak Burl Series

In 2009 a client brought me a gigantic burly growth from the base of a white oak on their farm in Bath County, wishing to have some special pieces turned for their children.  I used have of the chunk up, but could not get to the rest of it until this fall.  There was virtually no decay in the two year hiatus.  This is amazing wood, so very dense and so amazingly dark, with the finished effect of bog oak/aged leather.  There is a good bit of bumpy nobly texture from the drying shrinkage.  Number 2 has a hump in the bottom that heaved up while drying, so I have named it Lava Dome. 

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