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    have a big tree being dropped near me, main trunk would be 600-800 diameter, is this good for turning esp a new comer. dand is ozzes some crap out of itself, but I guess I would too.
    Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.

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    excellent wood for turning wet or dry. Usually very stable, I find that I remove the bark asap and wash/wipe off the gunk then it makes handling it much easier. Also the gunk starts to mildew/ rot very soon (days) after harvesting. The late Ron Kent of Hawaii was a master at turning Norfolk Island Pine. have a look at some of his work, then you will grab as much as possible.
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    one if the reasons Australia was settled - they thought they would be suited for ships masts- wasn’t as strong as they thought though


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    Grab every bit of it as you can!!!!
    One of my fav woods

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    I was given a block of Norfolk Island pine about six months ago. Rough turned two bowls from the block that I estimated to be about 20% moisture content. They were both turned to about 25mm wall thickness. These are both end grain bowls. I turned one so that the branch knots were a feature at the bottom and the second bowl I turned with the branch knots at the top like portholes in a boat. Both these bowls are about 380mm diameter and about 200 deep. The timber was good to turn but like most pines may develop blue stain as it dries, which is not detrimental to the wood or the turner, but can produce some nice blue colours

    Grab as much as you can get, and protect the ednd grain from drying too quickly.

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    stunning, although the hard part most of this tree is now mulch
    Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.

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    even small bits for pens grab!!!! Damn the mulch man!!!!!

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