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Joash
28th Oct 2006, 03:46 PM
Hi, we have access to heaps of this timber, I mistakingly took it as Tuart, and attempted selling some. It is not tuart, does anyone have any ideas? It was cut down around 20 mins away from where we live. Pretty sure its a native.

I will try to get some pictures of the bark. Made a bowl out of it,

Sanded to 1200g, finished with shellawx cream. Very basic, but the object is what timber is it?

Any help much appreciated.

Joash:confused:

reeves
28th Oct 2006, 04:04 PM
jeez dunno mate, was it a large tree, hard or heavy or light..
could be peppermint, marri, karri, its kind of yellowish, whats it smell like when cut..even looks a bit like camphor

Joash
28th Oct 2006, 04:07 PM
Has a whitish bark, the most hardest timber I've ever turned when dry, but cuts beautifully. Huge tree, some of them what we cut are up to 9 feet in diameter. Smells....different.

It's not marri or Karri, and definatly not camphor.

Ole Dingo might know

YOU THERE DINGO??

echnidna
28th Oct 2006, 04:11 PM
It sounds like fenceposts or firewood

Joash
28th Oct 2006, 04:13 PM
No, its a great timber, with some really nice grain,

The bowl and this, were off the same tree

Look at this pic:)

Baz
28th Oct 2006, 05:17 PM
Hi Joash, bit hard to tell the timber colour as your pix seem to be mainly yellow. I will have a guess at Wandoo,York Gum or Salmon Gum.
Cheers
Barry

soundman
28th Oct 2006, 07:05 PM
Is it realy hard, compact timber, shavings bright yellow.
Sorta seems to cut like its wet but is in fact dry.
And you can polish it past 1200 dry.

If so it's probaly osage.

If its osage it s weed but well worth cutting down, get every scrap inch you can.

cheers

Joash
28th Oct 2006, 07:38 PM
Everything you said, but the shavings are variable, according to grain. I'll stick some photos up soon.

hughie
28th Oct 2006, 07:51 PM
Everything you said, but the shavings are variable, according to grain. I'll stick some photos up soon


Joash,
Check this site out it may be able to help you

http://www.aussiewoods.info/

Joash
28th Oct 2006, 07:56 PM
ok, thanks

Was This (http://www.aussiewoods.info/woodimages/1021_636.jpg) made by the TTIT on here?

Joash
28th Oct 2006, 09:25 PM
Ok, here are some more photos.

#1 The outside of a blank. This was off of a branch, as I mentioned before, they grow over 9 feet in diameter. Rough silverish bark.

#2 I quickly ran a block through the lathe. This is with a freshly sharpend gouge, I was holding it the way I usually do when I get long streams of shavings up to 30cm long. These are the biggest shavings I could get. It is so hard. Note that this timber was green. It may change to a different coulor when dry.

If anyone can help, I will be much obliged,

Joash
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m155/aoe3champ/PA280012WinCE.jpg

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m155/aoe3champ/PA280013WinCE.jpg

soundman
28th Oct 2006, 11:33 PM
The more I see & hear the more I think osage.

Although I've never seen a whole log so the bark is a mystery to me.

Even when well dry the ribbons come off it freely.

cheers

Groggy
28th Oct 2006, 11:52 PM
The more I see & hear the more I think osage.

Although I've never seen a whole log so the bark is a mystery to me.

Even when well dry the ribbons come off it freely.

cheersI agree, as far as I can tell. Look here (http://www.ubeaut.com.au/osageinf.htm) Joash.

reeves
29th Oct 2006, 08:17 AM
hey good call groggy, definatley looks like osage

OGYT
29th Oct 2006, 12:44 PM
The bark doesn't look anything like Bois d'Arc from Texas. Ours have much rougher bark, and it's not silverish... but down deep in the bark crevasses it's sort of an orange color.

Baz
29th Oct 2006, 02:35 PM
The bark is nothing like Osage Orange, as Al said.
Cheers
Barry

Baz
29th Oct 2006, 02:44 PM
Could be Yellow Tingle? Is it 9 feet in diameter or circumference?
Cheers
Barry

Joash
29th Oct 2006, 04:19 PM
diameter, huge trees, on their side, there is no way I can climb over them!!

OGYT
30th Oct 2006, 01:31 PM
Also, the shavings from Osage are yellow, not brown. Sounds like Baz may have a better idea.
Beautiful grain, though, and nice work, too.

soundman
30th Oct 2006, 03:15 PM
Yeh as I said osage shavings... bright yellow... rediculously so.

probaly isn't then:(

cheers