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    Default Blue gum grinders?

    Salvaged log last year(outside Woodford,Sunshine Coast),it was figured throughout so i milled a number of turning blanks(and boards) from it.It looked like Blue Gum,but still not sure what it was.Here are some turnings,hope someone can recognise what timber it is.Cheers
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    dosent seam dark enough for blue, could be flooded.

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    Would Flooded have held up so well in the drying process?

    No matter. Beautiful grain and great grinders.

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    Dring the seasoning process,there was very little collapse.Bark was silver/blue,and quite thick at the base of the tree.Also,the entire tree was very highly figured.
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    Could be blue. I've just cut a small log of blue that was no darker than that. Just on the subject of flooded gum; it will dry ok if it's small section and well stickered and strapped, although for mine it still collapses too much.
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    Exclamation

    From the bark description it could be Blue or even Grey.

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    The figure is quite intense,does this factor narrow the possibilities?All the sawn timber has seasoned out fairly honestly,with very little twisting,or shrinkage(radial or tangential) Will post photos tomorrow.Cheers
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    might be a young blue.

    i have some slab here that look just like that (only no sap wood) its putty ironbark.

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    Its not true wood from sydney blue gum, flooded gum or forest red gum unless its sapwood from those species. Young Flooded gum is at least a light pink colour right up to a moderate red in some mature trees, Some sydney blue gum goes from a moderate red to a deep red colour. The reason its hard to distinguish between the two at the moderate red colour just by looking. They are not blonde timbers like the pics.
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    blond?

    what pics are you looking at?

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    The ones with the red velvet background, where the timber is neither red or pink. With that wavy grain it could be blackbutt. (blonde)
    regards inter

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    Will post pics of sawn timber tomorrow.Colour of grinders are caramel/blonde,with a heavy figure,though undressed the wood appears almost red/dark brown.The butt log was about 800mm d.b.h,but only a few metres long,however,it was figured all the way(head included).Still have a few bits of head log to mill,and after sitting out in the weather for over a year still hasn;t cracked.Certainly one of the most figurative hardwoods i have come across.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAPLEMAN View Post
    after sitting out in the weather for over a year still hasn;t cracked.
    Definitely not blackbutt or flooded gum then.
    Cheers,
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    This is timber rough sawn,has a pinkish/red colour which it seems to lose once it is dressed.
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    Default Timber.

    This sample looks very much like a piece in my shed .
    The piece I have was given to me by a sawmiller at Woolgolga he called it Maidens' Blush. It is a north coast hardwood very similar to Flooded Gum.
    Rowlry.

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