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  1. Don't forget to wax end seal the log or sawn...

    Don't forget to wax end seal the log or sawn product as i noticed a little bit of degrade happening...MM:)
  2. Milling these big old logs with a Lucas mill is...

    Milling these big old logs with a Lucas mill is always a joy
    Because of the growth ring orientation,and swing blade capability,, a clever miller will extract well over 25% quarter sawn of total sawn...
  3. Volume is 4.156m3 thereabouts A log that size...

    Volume is 4.156m3 thereabouts
    A log that size and shape should yield around 2 sawn cube
    Around 50% recovery is a realistic volume
    A reasonable amount of quarter sawn material too
    Very sound...
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    Great customer service

    Went to Total Tools at Morayfield a few weeks ago and purchased a few items, and was taken back by their customer service...brilliant!
    Back there again today, and as usual,staff were incredibly...
  5. Wow...what feckless remarks...astounding:~...

    Wow...what feckless remarks...astounding:~
    Woodworking is for folk of ALL ages and certainly isn't gender specific...MM:)
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    Glorious grain there Greg Absolutely lovely...

    Glorious grain there Greg
    Absolutely lovely figure throughout :q
    Can't offer a definitive answer though Myrtle is a realistic proposition IMO...MM:)
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    A species of Allocasuarina i suspect...MM:)

    A species of Allocasuarina i suspect...MM:)
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    Love these ones...MM:q

    Love these ones...MM:q
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    Gabriel the colours in Camphor are simply second...

    Gabriel the colours in Camphor are simply second to none...and it can be incredibly figured too!
    I really do have a great appreciation for this species...MM:)
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    Camphor 'From the Vault'

    Here's some of my favourite Camphor pics
    Truly a magnificent timber this...MM:)
  11. Only ever milled one Crows Ash tree but it was a...

    Only ever milled one Crows Ash tree but it was a reasonable size
    By memory around 1000mm plus d.b.h and like yours urban salvaged
    I highly suggest that you quarter saw the log in its entirety as...
  12. Thread: Mango Art

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    Mango Art

    Here's some of my favourite Mango pics for those that haven't seen them before...MM:)
  13. Thread: Boonaree

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    Really interesting grain Gabriel...thanks for...

    Really interesting grain Gabriel...thanks for sharing...MM:2tsup:
  14. Thread: Elm Log

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    VICTORIA Hi PaintMan Could you advise what type of Elm...

    Hi PaintMan
    Could you advise what type of Elm this is.
    Cracker of a log b.t.w...MM:)
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    Plenty of figure in that fellow Jason:2tsup:...

    Plenty of figure in that fellow Jason:2tsup:
    Good to see you salvaging from the fire too:;
    Stump wood always delivers quality...MM:)
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    Fiddleback Camphor Laurel

    Here's some pics of a piece of Camphor Laurel 'Stump' that i dressed today
    Delightful colours coupled with heavy fiddleback :q
    One of my favourite woods...MM:)
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    Marvellous contribution Euge...i will hopefully...

    Marvellous contribution Euge...i will hopefully get a bundle sent off tomorrow too...MM:2tsup:
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    Blanks have been sent Poundy...should arrive in...

    Blanks have been sent Poundy...should arrive in your p.o box by friday...MM:)
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    Would be happy to donate a bundle of highly...

    Would be happy to donate a bundle of highly figured Aussie blanks if needed...just a thought as i appreciate it is such a worthy cause...MM:)
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    Will include these fiddleback Camphor Laurel...

    Will include these fiddleback Camphor Laurel 'stump' blanks to the mix Poundy...MM:)
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    Most likely Pete as long as postage cost wasn't...

    Most likely Pete as long as postage cost wasn't prohibitive :B...MM:)
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    Hi Euge...and cheers buddy! Species are the...

    Hi Euge...and cheers buddy!
    Species are the usual suspects...Australian Blackwood/Coachwood/Gutta Percha/Marblewood(Acacia Bakeri) and Mango.
    Will be sending Poundy a couple more species as well to...
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    I'll include a few more then :;...all yours...

    I'll include a few more then :;...all yours Poundy...p.m me your address mate and will dispatch early next week...MM:2tsup:
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    6 of the Best...FREE!

    Offering a small pack of 6 Fiddleback pen blanks...FREE!
    Seasoned ready to turn...all very highly figured :) and superb quality
    All 150mm long x 25mm x 25mm square
    Just say 'i'll take them' and...
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    QUEENSLAND Yes Xanthostemon melanoxylon...not a true Ebony...

    Yes Xanthostemon melanoxylon...not a true Ebony and is a Genus within in the family Myrtaceae...more closely related to the Pendas of North Qld...MM
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    Nice work there Claude...i like 'em...MM:2tsup:

    Nice work there Claude...i like 'em...MM:2tsup:
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    Keith Flint...Prodigy

    Wow...news just in Keith Flint from Prodigy had died :o
    Loved this band...sad sad news :no:
    'Light up the sky' was probably my favourite song in recent times
    Gutted..R.I.P mate...MM :(
  28. Thread: Echidna

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    Cheers for the pic Mr Brush...that is...

    Cheers for the pic Mr Brush...that is priceless...what a cutie...MM:2tsup:
  29. Thread: Echidna

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    Echidna

    Was fortunate enough to spot this little critter wandering around the garden this morning...an Echidna!
    Don't often come across them so regarded this experience as quite a treat
    What wonderful...
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    Extraordinary...MM :?

    Extraordinary...MM :?
  31. Thread: Gutta Percha

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    Always good for a yarn mate...will give you a...

    Always good for a yarn mate...will give you a tingle...MM:)
  32. Thread: Gutta Percha

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    Sure can Neil...805kgm3 at 12%mc...MM:)

    Sure can Neil...805kgm3 at 12%mc...MM:)
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    Really like them Claude...MM:)

    Really like them Claude...MM:)
  34. Thread: Lace Banksia

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    Jason here's a few pics of Banksia Integrifolia...

    Jason here's a few pics of Banksia Integrifolia stump wood to enjoy!
    Great colours with a hint of lace...MM:)
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    A large number of Flindersia species are around...

    A large number of Flindersia species are around or above 700kgM3 at 12%
    Age and growing conditions of a tree can have profound affects on density...there is often great variability within a...
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    Here's a pic of Yellowwood Ash Similar colour...

    Here's a pic of Yellowwood Ash
    Similar colour and figure...MM:)
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    Always difficult to identify timber without...

    Always difficult to identify timber without knowing its provenance...obviously leaves/bark and bole form are a huge help too.
    Silver Silkwood,or Putts Pine/Paddy King Beech is a fairly obscure...
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    No doubt because of its high silica...

    No doubt because of its high silica content?...MM:)
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    Absolutely agree...given Tassie species like Huon...

    Absolutely agree...given Tassie species like Huon and King Billy are becoming harder to source,particularly high quality in longer lengths.Politics,bushfires and other factors will have a huge impact...
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    $20 a super is reasonable if the quality is...

    $20 a super is reasonable if the quality is good...a lot of variables to consider when pricing timber too...species availability,seasoned or g.o.s,is it plain or highly figured,quarter or...
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    In other words around $8,472m3...(423.6 super...

    In other words around $8,472m3...(423.6 super feet to a sawn cube)...MM:2tsup:
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    The crotch sections will turn up a treat...

    The crotch sections will turn up a treat Phily...good to see you retained some for yourself too...MM
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    Here's some pics (the 2 wider boards are quarter...

    Here's some pics (the 2 wider boards are quarter sawn) from a specimen around 1200mm D.B.H...you may not want to part with any of it now :rolleyes:...very pretty timber and from a mature tree the...
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    Paulownia dries rapidly and without too much...

    Paulownia dries rapidly and without too much degrade...very stable stuff.
    Though best quarter sawn!
    Also often displays nice figure (fiddleback) around crotch sections
    A tree this size will...
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    Dementia is indeed a terrible affliction :( My...

    Dementia is indeed a terrible affliction :(
    My mothers mental and physical health has deteriorated significantly over the past couple of years...and quite rapidly too
    From barely recognising me 3...
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    Your welcome Feckit...happy milling mate...MM:)

    Your welcome Feckit...happy milling mate...MM:)
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    If Macadamia Genus then species likely to be...

    If Macadamia Genus then species likely to be Integrifolia...MM
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    Firstly your pics were quite reasonable...

    Firstly your pics were quite reasonable Feckit...fairly clear and concise IMO...never was there a question regarding identity of the leaves,yes they were most likely from a Macaranga tanarius...
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    Feckit...it is NOT Macaranga Tanarius old...

    Feckit...it is NOT Macaranga Tanarius old mate...the timber and bark confirm this statement...it is NOT a drug induced observation either...again,Macaranga tanarius has WHITE coloured wood,not pink...
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    I''ll post my link tomorrow...MM:)

    I''ll post my link tomorrow...MM:)
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