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    Default Gidgee interest and pricing

    Evening Everyone

    Just wanted to ask for some guidance here.

    I have managed to secure a large parcel of gidgee planks - 12 x 2.5-3m long, 20cm - 40cm wide and 2cm thick approximately. Some of it is scrappy and ideal for knife scales and pen blanks, others are possibly suited to knife blocks and boards.

    Just looking to gauge interest for this sort of timber, in what format/size and approximate reasonable pricing before I start dressing and cutting it.

    Below are a couple of pics that show some colour from a roughly sanded surface... the rest of it will be much better.

    Any thoughts or guidance would be much appreciated.

    Cheers
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    Check the moisture content before dressing. Thin stuff like that will go walkabout if its still carrying moisture.

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    At only 2cm thick it doesn't give many options for resaw, so presents a limited market. A bit wasteful for box makers, and being a timber
    very hard on planer knives, will deter some.

    As for pricing, there was a post a while back in the marketplace offering Gidgee at a reasonable price.
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    At only 2cm thick it doesn't give many options for resaw, so presents a limited market. A bit wasteful for box makers, and being a timber
    very hard on planer knives, will deter some.

    As for pricing, there was a post a while back in the marketplace offering Gidgee at a reasonable price.
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    how many planks?

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    40cm is very wide for Gidgee. If a piece that wide was left at at least 50mm thick it would be well sought after.

    I hope it was well seasoned before it was cut so thin, and even then, cutting it that thinly has reduced the potential uses.

    If it is still drying out then pen blanks and knife scales may be all you will get after it moves in the drying process.
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    Thanks for the advice rustynail and Mobyturns.

    It was cut about 12 months ago and likely fairly green then - plus or mins 12 months since felling at the time it was milled. The guy who it was cut for didn't collect at the time and has been in the weather and poorly stacked since then unfortunately... I think i'll stack it for the next 12 months in that case and machine it later on when its ready.

    I have also been offered another log from my friend which is bigger again, I would guess 50-60cm wide at the base and 3m long. I have asked to hold off on milling until I had an idea on preferred sizes woodies might like. (feel free to offer advice on sizes here if you like)

    Oh and I have 12 planks woodPixel so theres plenty to go around if anyone is interested.

    Cheers Dan

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