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 Bob Burlason

Bob Burlason
Slices Nuts
for Pine Needle Baskets





Very sadly, Bob Burlason passed away December, 2003.

Bob uses fine tooth band saw.

Making first cut on black walnut.

Making first cut on black walnut.

Clamp holds homemade jig or guide in place.
It is set for 1/4" thick slice. Jig can be adjusted to preference.
Slicing butternut or white walnut.

Slicing butternut or white walnut.

Push gently with pliers and slight hand pressure.

(Kaye's note: I do not stay in the garage when he is doing this because it looks dangerous to me. I do not want to distract him. The nuts are very hard and will break or kick out. Use extreme caution. )

<b>The pliers have a nice curved interior to fit the round nut.</b>

The pliers have a nice curved interior to fit the round nut.

They are lined with a gripping material (found at a yard sale), probably for opening jar lids.
Channel Lock or Water Pump Pliers could also be used

Some nuts which make good centers

Black Walnut

Black Walnut

Butternut

Butternut

Heart Nut

Heart Nut

Hickory Nut

Hickory Nut

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