Burl is a growth of a tree (almost like a wart) that produces some amazing grains. This is a neat kind of wood to use for knife handles. I haven’t found any burl yet, but I did cut this chunk from the roots of a downed oak tree. I have read that the root area can have some neat grain to it too. Once it dries a little and I start cutting it, we’ll find out.
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This never turned out too well. There were too many cracks in all the wood for it to be used. Into the wood burning pile it went.