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    Default Could someone please help identify this timber, thank you

    Could someone please help identify this timber, thank you
    a builder friend gave me a length of it, I think it was a hardwood bearer.
    Cheers crowie
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    Any chance of a close up shot of the endgrain?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feckit View Post
    Any chance of a close up shot of the endgrain?
    Thank you. Here’s a few close photos.
    Top, side and end grain.
    The other thing I should mention is that is heavy, hard and dense.
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    Looks like some Vic Ash I have.

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    Wrong colour for Vic Ash I reckon; hard, heavy and dense pretty much rule it out.

    I'm leaning towards Blackbutt.

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    Looks like the stuff they sell in bunnies as tas oak.
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    Thanks crowie.

    What's the current density of the wood?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feckit View Post
    Thanks crowie.

    What's the current density of the wood?
    Can't help with that question sir.....
    What you can see is straight off my thicknesser; it firm to cut, I had to apply a reasonable amount of force on the drop-saw;
    the bandsaw required a little more and it took forever to shape on the bobbins sander [I'm using a piece to make a toy body]
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    Tallow wood
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    Can't help with that question sir.....
    No worries crowie.

    Visually I'd say maybe one of the following;

    Spotted Gum (Corymbia citriodra)
    Tallowwood (Eucalyptus microcorys)
    Bennetts Ash (Flindersia bennettiana)
    Grey Box (Eucalyptus moluccana)

    Of the list above the Grey Box has, by some way, the highest density. It could be one of countless others though. It's obviously susceptible to borers so that rules out some, at least. Ask around to see it you can borrow some scales from someone.

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    Can I have a guess too ,It looks like spotted gum it is heavy ,dense,pale straw colour ,with same pattern .
    Cheers Choof

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    The end grain (parenchyma) looks like a Corymbia eg Spotted Gum though its usually darker. Just a guess

    If Spotted Gum it should have these features (from the net)


    • Sapwood: white and distinct from heartwood.
    • Heartwood: light brown to dark red-brown often with lighter shades.
    • Texture: open, often with interlocked grain; greasy to touch.


    Wood structure


    • Growth rings: absent.
    • Vessels: small to moderately large; generally arranged in short radial multiples with a few solitary; vessel lines are very prominent on dressed longitudinal surfaces; abundant tyloses.
    • Parenchyma (soft tissue): abundant; paratracheal (surrounding pores) and diffuse, often zonate arrangements.


    If Tallowood is sl greasy to the touch moreso than Spotted Gum. Grey Box very dense.

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    Peter

    Looking a lot like Spotted Gum to me.

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    Thank you one and all.
    Here are a few photos of the toy using the timber.
    The toy has two coats of homemade WipeOnPoly (30% Tung Oil, 40% Clear Satin Polyurethane, 30% Turps)

    Cheers crowie

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    Blackbutt, Tallowood or Greybox

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