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    Default Milling Red Bloodwood

    I am contemplating milling a Red Bloodwood (1050mm d.b.h) into slabs,however,wondering if,in the presence of gum veins,the slabs will split up all over the place??..The tree is still standing,and will produce a butt log around 12metres...being such a large log,i am worried that there may be alot of gum veins in it...also wondering if Yellow Bloodwood has gum veins as well,and is problematic to mill?...any advice much appreciated...
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    don't be scared saw that bad boy and strap it with a bearer every 600 mm top and bottom and use some 19 by 19 about the same spacing between each board till it is dry (12 to 18 months) it will be all good
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAPLEMAN View Post
    I am contemplating milling a Red Bloodwood (1050mm d.b.h) into slabs,however,wondering if,in the presence of gum veins,the slabs will split up all over the place??..The tree is still standing,and will produce a butt log around 12metres...being such a large log,i am worried that there may be alot of gum veins in it...also wondering if Yellow Bloodwood has gum veins as well,and is problematic to mill?...any advice much appreciated...
    I milled some red bloodwood a while back, seemed to be a bit hit and miss with the gum veins, some was good, some was ok, some was complete crap, sometimes theres enough wood within the vein to hold it together, sometimes not, only one way to find out



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    i have had only good success milling bloodwood into slabs, its useless for anything small but wide slabs and beams its great.

    i would say it will have a 300mm + pipe in it but still should have good wood in the middle.

    id say go for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weisyboy View Post
    i have had only good success milling bloodwood into slabs, its useless for anything small but wide slabs and beams its great.

    i would say it will have a 300mm + pipe in it but still should have good wood in the middle.

    id say go for it.
    Cheers Weisy.......will let you know how it mills up
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    Personally with bloodwood - I'd rather not spend the time slabbing it. way too much effort goes into slabbing for the DanG thing to split once its released
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    Dropped tree a few days ago,surprisingly very few gum veins in it however,termites have left not only a pipe but have tracked all over the place...butted log back about 2 metres and it has come good(pipe a little more uniform)....a think it will return some good posts though...
    Mapleman

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