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    Default Wadjil, What is it

    I picked up some pieces of timber out of the cheapy bin at the Perth wood show and two were labeled WADJIL
    I did a google search to find out more and other than it comes from north of Narrogin there is virtually no other information about it

    Can someone enlighten me with a species name and any other information

    Rick

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    That looks very simular to inland rosewod which is an acacia. See here for The Rosewood Inland Rosewood
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    All I can tell you its an inland WA acacia as I am away from my reference books. Recall that I have some at home as well.
    Wood may be something like Raspberry Jam to work but think it is harder & denser and probably darker. Nice for handles, salt & pepper grinders and small spindle turning

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    Quote Originally Posted by Euge View Post
    All I can tell you its a inland WA acacia asI am away from my reference books. Recall that I have some at home as well.
    Wood may be something like Raspberry Jam to work but think it is harder & denser and probably darker. Nice fro handles, salt & peepper, and small spindle turning

    Euge

    Thanks Euge
    I was thinking of using it for some pen blanks

    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by warrick View Post
    Thanks Euge
    I was thinking of using it for some pen blanks

    Rick
    Should make lovely pens. I'll get a full botanical details for you in couple of days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Euge View Post
    Should make lovely pens. I'll get a full botanical details for you in couple of days.
    Thank you
    Rick

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    OK, here is what I promised Rick. The name is WODJIL (Not Wadjil)

    It is WODJIL often referred to as OLD MAN WODJIL (Acacia resinimargenea), also called Inland Jam.
    I was also told its a sandplain species growing to 7-10m from the wheatbelt and WA goldfields.
    There is more information on the web. Wood is like Mulga, but darker.

    Cheers, Eugene

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    Quote Originally Posted by Euge View Post
    OK, here is what I promised Rick. The name is WODJIL (Not Wadjil)

    It is WODJIL often referred to as OLD MAN WODJIL (Acacia resinimargenea), also called Inland Jam.
    I was also told its a sandplain species growing to 7-10m from the wheatbelt and WA goldfields.
    There is more information on the web. Wood is like Mulga, but darker.

    Cheers, Eugene
    Thanks Euge,
    It makes a difference when you have the correct spelling
    I did a search on the name Wodjil and two types came up
    Acacia resinimargenea and Acacia neurophylla
    Either way it is a type of Acacia and it made a lovely pen

    Rick
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    Hi Rick, it sure is a nice turning timber and the pen you made of it looks beautiful. A credit to your skills as well.

    Re identity I agree that name is applied to both of those species. But one is cut for its wood and has recently been made available.
    So my guess it is Acacia resinimargenea as this is a tree while the other is a much smaller shrub and probably would not provide the size block of wood that you showed in your first pic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Euge View Post
    Hi Rick, it sure is a nice turning timber and the pen you made of it looks beautiful. A credit to your skills as well.

    Re identity I agree that name is applied to both of those species. But one is cut for its wood and has recently been made available.
    So my guess it is Acacia resinimargenea as this is a tree while the other is a much smaller shrub and probably would not provide the size block of wood that you showed in your first pic.
    Didn't think about the size thing, learnt something new
    Thanks

    Rick

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