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    Very creative and inventive Gab.. Love the...

    Very creative and inventive Gab.. Love the interesting effects you generate.
    Keep up the good work. I have also loved resin filled wood and the pics you show demonstrates the potential of it. Its...
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    Here are a few more that particularly appealed...

    Here are a few more that particularly appealed and I include a pen I liked

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    Here are a few pics I took of bowl and platters...

    Here are a few pics I took of bowl and platters that appealed to me. Caught up with some old friends and forum members as well. Even bought 2 items so 2 red stickers were mine. Had a great day on Fri...
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    Have a photo of a turned item of this wood (at...

    Have a photo of a turned item of this wood (at the AWTEX show in Mooorabin) if you are interested in seeing it.

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  5. Heaps of excellent advice here mate. Shed for...

    Heaps of excellent advice here mate. Shed for drying sounds fine , maybe bit hot in mid summer. I would reduce board yield to focus on quality, quarter sawn boards as much as possible, and some 50mm...
  6. About 0.5 cu m (maybe bit more) will be fully...

    About 0.5 cu m (maybe bit more) will be fully quarter sawn (from estimates Chris has provided), and he's an expert. Careful drying will be necessary but should yield beautiful wood for furniture....
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    Hi Paul, My comment is that your reaction to...

    Hi Paul,

    My comment is that your reaction to Aust Cypress wood is typically as you noted ie itching, rash etc. The are personal reaction to irritation, is robably from wood its chemicals, some...
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    Sorry to say Trevor, but I believe the wood is...

    Sorry to say Trevor, but I believe the wood is not suitable for turning or woodwoorking.
    From my experience, as a wood collector, it tends to be soft, fibrous, open grained and porous. Some may see...
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    Welcome Leigh, There is a lot of help...

    Welcome Leigh,

    There is a lot of help available on this forum. Hope you enjoy it and sharing your achievements

    Euge
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    Welcome Tiho, there is a lot of knowledge and...

    Welcome Tiho,

    there is a lot of knowledge and many helpful members here. I am sure you will enjoy your membership.
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    Welcome Luke, there is lots here for you to enjoy...

    Welcome Luke, there is lots here for you to enjoy and learn from and offer help to others.
    I'm most interested in your wood collecting interests as that's a principle interest of mine too :)
    ...
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    It looks like Soft Cheesewood *, Nauclea...

    It looks like Soft Cheesewood *, Nauclea orientalis to me. Only found across northern Australia (not in southern states like Osage). It is found in PNG and Indo as you have noted.
    That sticky...
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    Looks a bit like Tassie Oak all right

    Looks a bit like Tassie Oak all right
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    agree with the ID suggestions and all the...

    agree with the ID suggestions and all the comments made above for Qld Walnut.
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    Thanks Ironwood, you explained your staining...

    Thanks Ironwood, you explained your staining problems and how you overcame it very well. When I read how a friend overcame a similar problem I wished to present his method of overcoming it. I've no...
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    Brett, A US friend experienced a similar...

    Brett,

    A US friend experienced a similar problem when he was making his very fancy (museum quality) spoons. He was doing wet sanding using an oil finish. The problem he had with the oil and oily...
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    VICTORIA Still available

    Still available
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    I agree ... a sheoak of some sort . You may not...

    I agree ... a sheoak of some sort . You may not get to a species level
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    I don't think I can help you Jack as you have so...

    I don't think I can help you Jack as you have so many. Here is one supplier I found that provides them in a nice form
    https://www.rwmmint.com/
    Alex, yes that a nice song but too much for me to...
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    Jack, with the tools I have, I can just see the...

    Jack, with the tools I have, I can just see the stickers but not well enough to discern the symbols.
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    Lovely work Brad! :2tsup: Resin has it place...

    Lovely work Brad! :2tsup:

    Resin has it place and nothing looks like it.( Well in this case the copper mineral malachite does look like this and that adds to its appeal. A mineral collector would...
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    Assumed the gases would be empty vials. Chlorine...

    Assumed the gases would be empty vials. Chlorine may just be visible in a larger vial and Bromine would be nice with a little liquid.
    Yes, best to leave the radioactive ones alone. I would even...
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    Looks fantastic!! well done, love it. :2tsup: ...

    Looks fantastic!! well done, love it. :2tsup:

    Which elements are you missing? (assuming you gave the gases a miss)
    Where did you get the metallic elements from? I believe most can be bought...
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    You were "a boy in ancient Egypt"? Wow! :U ...

    You were "a boy in ancient Egypt"? Wow! :U

    Good points..... Capturing and displaying fire is a bit tricky tho'
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    QUEENSLAND Wongo, I did not doubt you at all. I've heard of...

    Wongo, I did not doubt you at all. I've heard of other similar offers at the Melb Wood Shows when I used to attend them with Tas and Qld woods offered at VERY low prices so that they did not have to...
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    Hi Ironwood, the penyleaf pen posted here is...

    Hi Ironwood, the penyleaf pen posted here is amazing. It remains to be seen if anyone in Vic can match it. It may be a June or July challenge though.

    Hey, those pen blanks you sent me for Gab...
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    QUEENSLAND Good luck with the sale Wodochopper. Wongo,...

    Good luck with the sale Wodochopper.

    Wongo, that $750 for a cube seems ridiculously low (amazing value)... missing a "0" for a unique wood and probably soon to be protected.

    Woodchopper,...
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    QUEENSLAND Wood price seems very reasonable to me. But like...

    Wood price seems very reasonable to me. But like others, I lament the cost that such a heavy wood would incure for delivery to Vic.

    (On a side issue: Hey, I notice the wood colour on cut end is...
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    WoW Gab... just fantastic. Love the way that...

    WoW Gab... just fantastic. Love the way that scraps can be assembled and bonded together with colourful resins, as you have done. :2tsup:
    Similarly too many very pretty woods are discarded because...
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    Brilliant!! I love it. So well done and excellent...

    Brilliant!! I love it. So well done and excellent choice of woods for the states. IWCS has just completed its selections of trees and woods that symbolising States and Territories, and the...
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    And imagine its cheaper to buy natural gas,...

    And imagine its cheaper to buy natural gas, delivered by tanker to Japan, than it is for us and our industries to buy it here. Is that smart or stupid?
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    loved that meme about "Got a problem with Boat...

    loved that meme about "Got a problem with Boat People? So do we..." with a pic of the Endeavour in the background

    Yep, me too... it makes a strong point, including sending boats and invaders back,...
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    Probably true about Canberra .... Nearly busted...

    Probably true about Canberra .... Nearly busted my boiler laughing at the self induced conflagration Pixel!!

    :U:U
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    Sticky: Appears to be fine now Neil :2tsup: Thanks,...

    Appears to be fine now Neil :2tsup:

    Thanks, Euge
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    Bloody spectacular Gab. I haven't seen Pete in...

    Bloody spectacular Gab. I haven't seen Pete in years but have bought some of his fine woods and even done an inland trip with him quite a few years ago.
    He does indeed find and offer spectacular...
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    Hi bdar, not easy to id any wood long range like...

    Hi bdar, not easy to id any wood long range like this but the mid tan brown colour, fine texture (grain) matches coachwood and your comment that its smelsl like it (sweet caramel-like) is also a good...
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    Now that is bloody outstanding Brett. Love the...

    Now that is bloody outstanding Brett.
    Love the sapwood, figure and contrasting colours your display with this wood style and finish.

    Eugene
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    Pleased to provide the basis for what I hope will...

    Pleased to provide the basis for what I hope will make nice pens and I look forward to seeing what comes from these.
    Some will be difficult because of the grain and hardness and require...
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    So symbolic and so very classy, poignant and...

    So symbolic and so very classy, poignant and individual MIK
    well conceived and created
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    I would be looking at Red Gum, Blackwood and...

    I would be looking at Red Gum, Blackwood and Celery Top or a pale Eucalypt as readily available and reasonably priced options.
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    Got your PM & address. The blanks are being sent...

    Got your PM & address. The blanks are being sent today.

    Cheers Euge
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    That's a nicely turned and presented pen Fumbler!...

    That's a nicely turned and presented pen Fumbler! Very nice.:2tsup:,
    Capturing some contrasting sapwood adds contrast and interest.

    Inland Beefwood is a nice wood because of its density fine...
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    You make some good and interesting points Paul....

    You make some good and interesting points Paul. That comment about Australia being unnoticed is so true. When I was in the US a few decades and talking to person she expressed amazement.... THAT WE...
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    My views exactly Dom

    My views exactly Dom
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    Yes, I certainly have noticed not only a drop in...

    Yes, I certainly have noticed not only a drop in consumer confidence but also a drop in our personal resilience and incomes (translates to disposable income), a drop in house values in major cities...
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    Good point. True for the more affluent among us. ...

    Good point. True for the more affluent among us.
    But there are many in need have have not reached saturation ..... and wish they had or even will one day.
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    Great discussion, even on a woodies forum.

    Great discussion, even on a woodies forum.
  48. Wow!! Would be great to know the woods he...

    Wow!!

    Would be great to know the woods he used and the story that goes with its making
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    A great looking pen especially with that...

    A great looking pen especially with that certificate linking it to a important bit of Ozzie aviation history like the Mosquito.
    Do you know what the wood is? Maybe it is coachwood. If so you would...
  50. Lovely pen Peter and looks great in this "fatter"...

    Lovely pen Peter and looks great in this "fatter" style.
    And what an interesting wood (A willow... oops a meant a Birch) too from Nthn Europe. Works well turned as pen too. You often doesn't see...
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