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smidsy
24th Jul 2004, 07:37 PM
Hei Guys,
If anyone is after a new railway sleeper to cut up for turning blanks Soils ain't Soils in Bibra Lake has them - size is 2200mm x 200mm x 100mm @ $30 for A grade.

Cheers
Smidsy

SeanS
24th Jul 2004, 07:58 PM
Have you used one yet? If so, how did it look? I would be concerned that there would be splitting and or rot through the wood.

Cheers,

Sean

smidsy
24th Jul 2004, 08:05 PM
I cut three 200mm pieces off the sleeper and it seems free of rot and splits.

I've started turning one peice and it's coming up ok considering you have a novice turner and (probably) a blunt roughing gouge - it can't be that bad because I was getting nice shaped chips off it.
I'll post a pic tommorrow.
Cheers
Smidsy

gatiep
24th Jul 2004, 08:16 PM
new as in unused? what wood?

smidsy
24th Jul 2004, 08:22 PM
Hei Joe,
New as in unused, untreated nice fresh Jarrah - I got a good one, he had two packs there and some look fairly rough but there were a few that looked good.
He says he has a source and gets them regulalry.

Cheers
Smidsy

DanP
25th Jul 2004, 01:54 PM
If sleepers there are anything like here, they will be green as the day they were cut.

Dan

SeanS
25th Jul 2004, 03:02 PM
Cool, thanks Smidsy.

smidsy
25th Jul 2004, 04:01 PM
Hei Guys,
I've just put two pics in the woodwork pics area.
Cheers
Smidsy