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    Default Anyone know where to buy Mallee Burl - have included pic of latest piece I have done

    Hey G'day folks,

    First time I have come across Mallee Burl, I rescued a piece from a fire pit. It just looked too good to let it keep burning. I was told it is Mallee Burl/root and made good with burning.
    I really don't have a clue as I've never used it before. Whatever it is, it came up a treat it machines very well with my CnC smooth finish.

    I only put a clear oil on it.

    I'd like to buy some more of this type of timber if anyone has a resource that can point too in Victoria would be nice. perhaps if anyone has any they would like to sell drop me a line.


    Cheers,

    Steve
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    Don't know where to buy any Mallee Burl, but the carving came up really well. You should be proud of that.

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    Hey Cheers,

    Many thanks for your reply. Well heres hoping that someone knows someone who knows someone or has some laying around.

    Cheers,

    Steve

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    Have you tried firewood suppliers?

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    I would post this over on the woodturning forum.

    Those members are more likely to know about burls.

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    Here's some http://www.popsshed.com.au/Product_L...cid=20&scid=42 but there are more around down your way
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    Very good save from the fire.

    One source would be the person who put it in the fire. They seem to know that it burns very well.

    Nice carving. How much sanding did you do after the CNC machine finished cutting?

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    Been a long time between drinks, no sanding at all. 2mm ball nose. Only used a pointy ss piece of wire to dig out some bits caught in grooves.. Apart from that all my work effort is put into the mesh to make sure my cnc isn't wanting to carve things that are not there or make unnecessary pits.

    Cheers,
    Steve

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    That is very interesting and looks great!
    How long did your CNC machine take to make it?

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    Hey G'day,

    From start to finish - I had to lvl the piece front and back that took about 45 min of juggling it around. The actual carving about 2.5 hours. I could have probably done it in less time and could shave 30/40 minutes off the carving but I had never carved mallee root before so it was go slow till I worked out how it cut.

    No rough cut was done so its straight ball nose/finishing pass as the depth of cut was just under 16mm.

    I still haven't found a reliable source of Mallee Root yet. I am looking at giving Boab wood a shot as well it look interesting and has a nice grain, only came across Boab by accident bought a none functioning clock one of those miserable plastic clock things people put on really nice pieces of timber.

    Cheers and avagreatday.
    Steve

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    try this mob they seem to specialise in Mallee Root firewood

    Firewood | Pimpala Landscape Supplies


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    Try Barry Moon, (Moon Mills) he will be taking mallee burls to the Melbourne WWW show in a month or so I think.
    Tel: 0428569181
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    Gentlemen ty very much for the info, much appreciated. I'll give Barry a call see what he has to say and have on offer.

    Ill give pimpala a call as well even though they are in SA maybe they have something of interest.

    Cheers,
    Steve

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    I use mallee root charcoal in my charcoal bbq, burns rice and hot. It comes in 20/30kg bags I think so someone up the chain of production may know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Ward View Post
    Try Barry Moon, (Moon Mills) he will be taking mallee burls to the Melbourne WWW show in a month or so I think.
    Tel: 0428569181
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    Hey G'day,

    Just spoke with Barry, he seems to be a decent old sort.. He was interested in the type of work I did so will send him some mail with pics. Will be catching up with him in Caulfield in a few weeks.
    Cheers,
    Steve

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