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    Default Wanted - Waratah/Telopea blank (or other NSW wood)

    Evening all, I've been tasked with making a few pens.

    4 x Qld woods (looked after thanks to Mapleman)
    1 x West Aussie wood (have plenty of Sheoak & Jarrah)
    1 x NSW wood. I've got a few ideas but am thinking of Waratah/Telopea as the states flora symbol.

    Has anyone got a blank or two of it they'd be willing to share? I'm happy to fix whoever up with some cash or do a swap with some of my blanks. I'm also open to suggestions for other woods which would satisfy the requirement of being NSW woods.


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    The best Camphor Laurel is from NSW, you should have some of that.

    Also, maybe Flooded Gum, the tallest tree in NSW
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    Sydney Blue Gum?
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    Camphor is out as it's not a native species. Flooded Gum & Sydney Blue Gum are both options and I have some SBG in the shed somewhere which would satisfy the requirements.

    Finding a timber which is native to just one state of Australia isn't really that easy so I thought wood from the states floral emblem would satisfy the brief nicely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by corbs View Post
    .. I thought wood from the states floral emblem would satisfy the brief nicely.
    Yes but most of them are just shrubs . Finding someone with one large enough, plus milled and dry is a tall ask.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dai sensei View Post
    Yes but most of them are just shrubs . Finding someone with one large enough, plus milled and dry is a tall ask.
    DS, I only need it for a pen so a section of branch about 1" in diameter would be enough. Might make a visit to the Botanic Gardens tomorrow with the secateurs

    Most of the states don't have plants which could be used at all but the Waratah/Telopea would be fine for a pen or two.
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