Photos of Wood Nodes - (continuation of study.)
"Looking into the tree"
The Burl Tree has several "nodes" growing out like warts. These nodes are
mini-burls in and of themselves.
While photographing the tree on 7/26/09 I noticed the front node seemed loose
and wiggled it and very easily,
it came off in my hand. I took two nodes - one from front and one from
back and brought them to my studio
in Quincy, FL. Eventually, I sawed them and sanded parts and polished and
applied a light
coat of wax to bring out the color to be able to see the type and quality of the
Mark Lindquist photographing
front of burl tree 7/26/09 - location of Node that was removed.
John McFadden Photo
Photo of Node 1 - Exterior
Photo of Node 1 - Interior - cut - sanded- polished - finished
Photo of Node 1 - interior - cut - sanded- polished - finished - Close up
Photo of Nodes 1 & 2 -
Photo of Node 2 - Interior -
cut, sliced, sanded, polished, finished
I'm always amazed to see what
happens when cutting into the rough outside of burls exposing the interior.
Seeing the beautiful swirling grain that is inside is like seeing the interior
of a geode becoming exposed after cutting. The wood from these Blakely
Burl Tree nodes exhibits beautiful wild grain and exceptional color
characteristics. It's extremely hard and very dense. This all bodes
well for the future of cutting the tree, which will be more light creamy
colored, as the outer edges, the natural flitch edges will be dark like what we
see above in the node cuts. This is a very exciting development in the
Blakely Burl Tree Project - a first glimpse inside this magnificent tree.
--- ML--- 8/1/2009
Photos: Mark Lindquist | Lindquist Studios 2009