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    Picked up a little bit of Raintree log yesterday
    15+ ton of it!
    From 2 very large suburban trees
    Lovely colour and form too
    Old trees these ones so should mill up a treat
    Happy days
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    Ran a chunk through the thicky today
    Lovely dark stripes through it
    Ended up with over 25m3 in the round
    Chomping at the bit to mill it
    Stay tuned
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    Jimmy Barns wood - Loud.

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    I'm sure this is a silly question, but what is the significance of the green crosses?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushmiller View Post
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    I'm sure this is a silly question, but what is the significance of the green crosses?

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    Hi Paul...I had to mark each log that I wanted as I scored them from the council tip
    Yep...they were dumped
    3 full tip trucks later they found a new home...my place
    As they say...someone's trash is someone elses treasure!
    Ended up with around 100 billets
    Could be up to 30m3 in total
    A wonderful score I reckon
    Not exactly free...cost me $1000 for the backhoe and truck to load and cart
    So around $33 a ton thereabouts
    Cheaper than firewood!
    No rot or defects in any of it...very healthy trees indeed
    Happy chappy
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    Quote Originally Posted by rustynail View Post
    Jimmy Barns wood - Loud.
    Loud is a fair description RN
    The grain is certainly busy
    Does Raintree in your neck of the woods have black banding too
    I'm wondering if the high calcium content in the soil where I live has a bearing on the colour(s)
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    How excellent that you salvaged such beautiful old timber

    It's a crying shame that timber like this is thought of as rubbish...WELL DONE!

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    Great find and well worth the effort of getting them back to your place

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    Quote Originally Posted by Log Dog View Post
    Hi Paul...I had to mark each log that I wanted as I scored them from the council tip
    Yep...they were dumped
    3 full tip trucks later they found a new home...my place
    As they say...someone's trash is someone elses treasure!
    Ended up with around 100 billets
    Could be up to 30m3 in total
    A wonderful score I reckon
    Not exactly free...cost me $1000 for the backhoe and truck to load and cart
    So around $33 a ton thereabouts
    Cheaper than firewood!
    No rot or defects in any of it...very healthy trees indeed
    Happy chappy
    Log Dog
    That's a good score by any stretch even if there was some effort and maybe a little beaurocracy involved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushmiller View Post
    That's a good score by any stretch even if there was some effort and maybe a little beaurocracy involved.

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    No beaurocracy involved
    Just a 'please' and then a 'thank you'...simple
    No money No favours No problem
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    Beautiful timber, Can't wait to see the final timber.
    If only you were still down the road I'd drop by.
    On the notion of log dogs, no chance of puppies soon?

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    I believe it is also known as "Monkey Pod" to which 000's of peanut bowls have been made from.
    Experienced in removing the tree from the furniture

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emit View Post
    Beautiful timber, Can't wait to see the final timber.
    If only you were still down the road I'd drop by.
    On the notion of log dogs, no chance of puppies soon?
    Great to hear from you again Emit
    No chance of any puppies as Pandy is now missing a few vital parts
    Will be milling in the next few weeks so watch this space for progress reports
    Are you still making guitars?
    Hope life in brisvegas is treating you and your family well
    Please visit if you are up this way Matt

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    Quote Originally Posted by rod1949 View Post
    I believe it is also known as "Monkey Pod" to which 000's of peanut bowls have been made from.
    Indeed...it is also known as Monkey Pod
    Deserves a better fate than peanut bowls imo
    A delightful wood to mill and displays a lovely range of colours
    Will be slicing and dicing very soon...stay tuned

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    An overview of the haul
    Had to seal the log ends with paling paint to retard checking
    Pick up my 20l containers of wax emulsion next week

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