Ok so im starting this thread to catalog my build using this crazy ass burl. First things first, cutting and gluing and finish testing. Two of the finishes im experimenting with are Behlen's Master Gel which seems to be urethane based. I actually love the consistency. And i decided to try out Teak Oil after seeing how awesome it made Aaron's Blackwater guitars look. The teak oil adds some yellow amber color which is desirable but on the maple top it tends to obscure some of the more subtle color and figure which the Master Gel seems to enhance. I think i'll just end up using the Master gel for the top and the teak oil for the back. here's some pics!