If you collect rare woods and/or burls this piece of
Burls can be tricky to deal with. You have to figure out how to dimension the raw material in order to utilize it in the best way possible. That is not always so easy. Burls tend to wrap themselves around a tree and that makes the process of cutting them into workable slabs challenging. They often have deep set bark inclusions, or they will rise to a tantalizing volume only to fall off rapidly downhill or into a cavity. Sometimes they have voids and rot area that was not anticipated. Worse, many burls fall far short of the expectations that arise when they are acquired in both figure and color. I have spent over $1,500 for one burl only to conclude later on that my money had not been well spent.
Generally, I want to cut burls so that the largest chunk becomes a homerun piece. That is only possible if
the burl has the correct shape. This
commence with a chain saw or band saw there is no turning back.