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    Default Ancient Kauri roughout

    A score at the WW show here in Melb. Bowerbird imported and milled it.

    It's about 26cm wide.

    There's a few interesting white flecks and one section of nice swirl figure.

    It was very wet and soft and the fur on the end grain is testimony to that.

    Thanks to Groggy for the heads-up about checking. I then double dipped the blank in wax and still had to wrap it in plakky.

    B/bird advise to wrap the rough-out in plakky too and that it shouldn't grow mould cos all the sugars have been leached out ... over something like 45,000 years.

    I'll bring the blank cut-offs to DJ's turnfest. Unfortunately they're too small for pen segments (sorry Stirlo) but would do for a small finial or knob. Let me know if you'd like one... first in best dressed.
    Cheers, Ern

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    He's hoed into it. I'll swap teeny offcut for a bit of my desert wood.

    I'm going to hoe into the silky on Friday.
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    Well done Ern, I meant to ask about the ancient Hawaiian when we spoke the other day. A bowl saver might have come in handy, it's a shame to lose beautiful/costly timber as shavings . How long do you think you'll have to leave it wrapped in the placcy before it's ready for finishing?
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    TL, done.

    Have fun with the silky. Also take care with the drying. On the other hand a free f-up is no drama. A $90 f-up ...

    Yeah, GJ, a corer might have yielded another bowl. Oh well.

    Plakky for 2 - 3 months apparently. I'll be sneaking a look only slightly less often than I did with my (human) babies
    Cheers, Ern

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    Double-dipped and plastic wrapped?

    I've a feeling that rough-out is going to be sitting on your shelf for a loooooong time before it's dry enough for final sizing.

    Quote Originally Posted by rsser View Post
    I'll bring the blank cut-offs to DJ's turnfest. Unfortunately they're too small for pen segments (sorry Stirlo) but would do for a small finial or knob. Let me know if you'd like one... first in best dressed.
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    Good point you raise there Ern, before gouging out the guts of it, it would be best to find a bowl saver to do the cut.

    Nice looking bowl too, you can detect the translucence already

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy John View Post
    Well done Ern, I meant to ask about the ancient Hawaiian when we spoke the other day. A bowl saver might have come in handy, it's a shame to lose beautiful/costly timber as shavings . How long do you think you'll have to leave it wrapped in the placcy before it's ready for finishing?

    What does this ancient Hawaiian wood look like , how is it for turning ?
    I have never heard of it , does anybody know what it is called .

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    How's your bit going Groggy?

    Skew, no 2 bit is yours.

    MJ ... shame! ... it's your Kauri. Just been sitting in a bog for a while.
    Cheers, Ern

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    I soaked mine in wax and it seems to have stabilised. I can wait for it to dry out evenly, it is currently project MXVIII.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rsser View Post
    How's your bit going Groggy?

    Skew, no 2 bit is yours.

    MJ ... shame! ... it's your Kauri. Just been sitting in a bog for a while.
    I know what kauri is .

    What was this crack about then ?

    'ancient Hawaiian '

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    A weak joke MJ from another thread.

    Groggy, I'm not even going to try to decode those numerals ...

    Expect they might match my roughouts from last year's show.
    Cheers, Ern

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    Quote Originally Posted by rsser View Post
    A weak joke MJ from another thread.
    Ah I see , I thought for a moment that my country's Taonga was being stolen by another and labeled as theirs .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skew ChiDAMN!! View Post
    Double-dipped and plastic wrapped?

    I've a feeling that rough-out is going to be sitting on your shelf for a loooooong time before it's dry enough for final sizing.
    Good point, how can it dry out at all?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manuka Jock View Post
    Ah I see , I thought for a moment that my country's Taonga was being stolen by another and labeled as theirs .
    No mate.

    I hope I can honour your Taonga with my modest skills, and dedicate this work to the Maori.
    Cheers, Ern

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    Quote Originally Posted by rsser View Post
    No mate.

    I hope I can honour your Taonga with my modest skills, and dedicate this work to the Maori.
    Ern ,
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    pai to mahi rakau ,
    tinopai to ipu kauri

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