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    QUEENSLAND Silver Ash: Free and Sell

    I've cut a large Silver Ash a few days ago and am sawing it up at the moment. I have plenty of left over pieces that I'm happy to give away. Naturally I have some boards to sell as well.
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    457939[ATTACH=CONFIG]457940457941 This is...

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    This is another Axe Handle tree I found a few days ago that had fallen over in the rainforest here. It is not really a good log but it certainly looks...
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    It is now getting close to a year ago I cut this...

    It is now getting close to a year ago I cut this Rusty Tulip Oak and even now, on some days, when standing close to the stack, there is still this strange musty aroma coming from the wood .
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    Fuzzie, Usually the tree is quite small, maybe...

    Fuzzie, Usually the tree is quite small, maybe probably because it is slow growing but this one had a little size to it and has good quality wood. Sorry about #5 but I had a lot of trouble getting...
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    If this works, here are two photos of the Axe...

    If this works, here are two photos of the Axe Handle Wood.
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    Here are two photos, but what an effort. I still...

    Here are two photos, but what an effort. I still have no idea how to up load photos!!
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    WANTED:QLD. We certainly have trouble uploading photos. ...

    We certainly have trouble uploading photos.
    Yes, here is a photo of the Rusty Tulip Oak.
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    WANTED:QLD. file:///C:/Users/BOB/Desktop/2019-06-21%2009.40.58...

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    WANTED:QLD. Ross, I have some Rusty Tulip Oak. It is an...

    Ross, I have some Rusty Tulip Oak. It is an unnamed Argyrodendron species from KinKin. I've looked up the Red Tulip Oak in Aust Rainforest Woods and the timbers look rather similar. I can post you a...
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    Rare Timbers; Axe Handle Wood.

    Rare Timbers.
    I'd like to think that there are some wood workers who like using some of the very special rainforest timbers that we have in Australia. Just recently a smallish Aphananthe...
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    I grow QMaple here on my farm near Gympie and...

    I grow QMaple here on my farm near Gympie and should be able to supply you if you are still looking.
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    Brad, I grow a variety of trees on my farm...

    Brad,
    I grow a variety of trees on my farm particularly, Hoop Pine, Red Cedar, Qld Maple, Silver Ash, Gympie Messmate, Flooded Gum and many lesser others. I have two sawmills and would be happy to...
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    I cut up a small tree a few months ago. The wood...

    I cut up a small tree a few months ago. The wood I thought was a bit plain but I didn't notice any problems with drying out. Unfortunately though, I haven't found anyone who is interested but I note...
  14. Transcendence, Here, Now and Around us.

    I was visited by about a dozen architecture students yesterday. It turned out that most of them were Asians. They were interested in my timber, specifically Gympie Messmate and the sawmill. They...
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    It's been over 2 months now since I cut the Rusty...

    It's been over 2 months now since I cut the Rusty Tulip Oak and until a few days ago, when ever I went into the open sided shed, the aroma is still quite pronounced. I think this persistence is quite...
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    QUEENSLAND Probably not so much like that as the trees are a...

    Probably not so much like that as the trees are a bit young, about 30 years old.
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    QUEENSLAND Brizylad, I'm located between KinKin and Gympie...

    Brizylad, I'm located between KinKin and Gympie at a place called Cedar Pocket. I have quite a large order for some 7"x1" and I'm sure I will have some boards or logs and naturally the smaller top...
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    QUEENSLAND Qld Maple timber

    Over the next week or so, I will be cutting some QM logs for an order. If anyone whats some, they are welcome to contact me and I will see what I can do . I'm happy to sell these smaller dimensions...
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    White Beech timber

    White Beech timber.
    I have two logs of White Beech and will soon be sawing them up. I will be selling the timber and was wondering if anyone wants some and what dimensions? I will probably be asking...
  20. The first photo is of the shed not long after it...

    The first photo is of the shed not long after it was sort of completed and the sawmill moved in. The twin rainbow just sets the scene. The walking track is taken from left to right across the face of...
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  22. A Story of a Walk Through my Treeplanter's Farm

    The Jungle Path as a Walking Meditation

    Dear readers, this is a true story of the walking track I have made over the years on my farm. If anyone doubts my story in any way, or are curious and...
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    The Aromas of Wood.

    There is an interesting article in the International Wood Collectors Society's current magazine about the odours of wood.
    In it the author points out that the odours are from volatile chemicals and...
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    I'm located between KinKin and Gympie. The tree...

    I'm located between KinKin and Gympie. The tree was in an old school ground. The school was started in 1910 and so the tree, although quite old, couldn't have been older than that. There is still one...
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    White Beech Logs

    I've found this very poor dead White Beech tree and have cut it into three logs, the biggest two are 7 ft long. This is the best one while the third is very poor. The big end diameter is about 28...
  26. In the Summer 1995 edition of an old Qld Forestry...

    In the Summer 1995 edition of an old Qld Forestry Department magazine called, Leaves, there is an article about the wooden propellers that were made for the Vickers Vimy re enactment of the flight in...
  27. Australia's Extraordinary Rainforest Timbers.

    I can strongly recommend listening to this ABC Radio National program about our rainforest timbers.
    Australia's extraordinary rainforest woods - Off Track - ABC Radio National (Australian...
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    Yes, the wood would be very similar to what is...

    Yes, the wood would be very similar to what is described on the link. Australia has a huge number of woody trees, something over 5,000 and if you compare this to Europe which has only 67, you can see...
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    Rusty Tulip Oak

    Rusty Tulip Oak is a common tree here in the rainforest. It is interestingly a as yet unnamed species. It is usually a tall straight tree with a distinctive radial leaf and a dark colour under its...
  30. A local Xanthostemon species, oppositifolius. I...

    A local Xanthostemon species, oppositifolius. I call it KinKin Penda but its standard trade name is Southern Penda. I have just recently read a book called, "Tall Timber and Tramlines" where they...
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    To be honest, I've had a lot of difficulty...

    To be honest, I've had a lot of difficulty uploading these photos but here they are in some way or another.
    Photo1 This is the other end where the sawn board come after being cut. To the left is...
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    434419 My neighbour made this little scissors...

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    My neighbour made this little scissors holder from some pieces of Ironwood that I gave him. He says that it is an excellent wood to work from.
  35. QUEENSLAND Howard, Just today I cut most of the big S.O. log...

    Howard, Just today I cut most of the big S.O. log into slabs. The Lucas mill could just do it and so the biggest slabs I cut were just short of 20 inches in width at the big end. I cut these at 2...
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    Luke, It is certainly a most interesting tree....

    Luke,
    It is certainly a most interesting tree. If you put the botanical name into the internet, there are some more photos on different sites.
    I still have a very small log left and I could cut...
  37. QUEENSLAND There are the two Silky Oak logs. The tree died,...

    There are the two Silky Oak logs. The tree died, at least to some extent because of the recent dry weather and too much mistletoe.
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  38. Yes, I still have some small logs to give away...

    Yes, I still have some small logs to give away like the ones in this pile. There is certainly good and beautiful wood in them but it takes some time to get it out.
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    Giant Ironwood Photos

    A bit of a struggle to upload some photos.
    I'm not sure of the sequence of the photos but I think it is in this order.
    The first photo is of a runner I pulled out from under the tree and planted...
  40. QUEENSLAND Southern Silky Oak log and a few others.

    I've recently had to cut down a moderately sized Southern Silky Oak and was wondering if anyone needed any of this wood? I have a small sawmill and can cut it into slabs or any other dimension. I...
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    Rare Wood, Giant Ironwood.

    In 1975 I planted a beautiful tree I had an interest in, Giant Ironwood. Choricarpia subargentea. It is I think, particularly attractive with a very smooth bark and a form of interesting bends. It is...
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    QUEENSLAND I grow QM on my farm here and own a small sawmill...

    I grow QM on my farm here and own a small sawmill so I should be able to supply you with what you need.
  43. No, I don't think it is White Beech. The bark is...

    No, I don't think it is White Beech. The bark is not right and also WB I don't think is very susceptible to stains. There are very many species it might be but I would guess, Cudgery also know as...
  44. Thread: Firewood

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    FREE: QLD I've recently purchased a firewood docking saw to...

    I've recently purchased a firewood docking saw to turn my off cuts into firewood and have been working my way through my pile of off cuts. To be honest, sales are a bit difficult as I have to compete...
  45. QUEENSLAND 8inch down, Hoop Pine tops, old plantation clearfall

    Close to Gympie in south east Qld, there is going to be a clear fall of an old Hoop Pine plantation probably over 50 years old. A sale has been found for the butt logs but so far, they have not been...
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    I have an 85 hp tractor driving it through the...

    I have an 85 hp tractor driving it through the pto. One of the initial problems was that the blade was getting hot. I was definitely told that it would not need water on the blade to cool it but it...
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    Well unfortunately, the Slide Tec is not as good...

    Well unfortunately, the Slide Tec is not as good as it advertises itself. This is a serious complaint but true. It can cut 10 inches without too much trouble but anything over 12 inches, it certainly...
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    It is an exceptional timber. I've sold it to...

    It is an exceptional timber. I've sold it to wheelwrights who have steam bent it for the rims of carriage wheels and also to someone who made bows as in bows and arrows because of its spring. I have...
  49. It is quite a common tree in rainforest...

    It is quite a common tree in rainforest regeneration. It has small sandpapery leaves that you can sharpen pencils with and is often called Native Holly. If anyone wants some they are welcome to...
  50. Yes, that should be good. Let me know when it...

    Yes, that should be good. Let me know when it suits and we can work out something. I can also put one or two flat sides on the logs if that makes it easier for you to use or even saw them up into...
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