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  1. Thread: Pens wanted

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    Hey thanks Geoff :2tsup: Appreciate the...

    Hey thanks Geoff :2tsup:
    Appreciate the offer...MM:)
  2. Thread: Pens wanted

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    Cheers DonP and Gabriel for your responses...

    Cheers DonP and Gabriel for your responses :2tsup:
    Say 6 pens each thereabouts?
    Let me know if you need some $ for the kits folks
    Heaps of stunning blanks...just let me know how many you would...
  3. Thread: Pens wanted

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    Pens wanted

    Hoping someone can help me out here :)
    Wishing to get a few pens turned so that they can be then be gifted this Christmas :2tsup:
    Though not sure who's on the Christmas list yet :q
    That said,i...
  4. Thread: Beefwood

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    Hi Euge, these aren't the best pics as the pieces...

    Hi Euge, these aren't the best pics as the pieces are indeed a lot darker than the pics suggest...will post a few more...MM:)
  5. Thread: Beefwood

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    Beefwood

    Another wonderful member of the Proteaceae family is Beefwood...Grevillea striata.
    Here's some pics...MM:)
  6. Thread: Hairy Oak

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    Couple more pics...MM:)

    Couple more pics...MM:)
  7. Thread: Sunflowers

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    Took this pic moments ago...Sunbird enjoying the...

    Took this pic moments ago...Sunbird enjoying the pollen...MM:2tsup:
  8. Thread: Sunflowers

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    Old school varieties seem to have intense...

    Old school varieties seem to have intense aromas...and copious amounts of pollen which bring in the bees and sunbirds too...MM:)
  9. Thread: Sunflowers

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    Sunflowers

    Growing a few varieties of Sunflowers at the moment
    Some have started to bloom...superb fragrance...here are some pics
    Just love 'em...MM:)
  10. Thread: Nice Fiddle

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    Hi Gabriel...your right,really tight compression...

    Hi Gabriel...your right,really tight compression grain...lovely stuff!...MM:)
  11. Thread: Nice Fiddle

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    Nice Fiddle

    Here's some pieces of Forest Red Gum that i have had stashed for many moons
    Nice fiddleback...MM:)
  12. Thread: Excuse me!

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    Tend to agree with you China...MM:)

    Tend to agree with you China...MM:)
  13. Thread: Hairy Oak

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    :2tsup:...MM:;

    :2tsup:...MM:;
  14. Thread: Excuse me!

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    Excuse me!

    So sorry for waking you up from your slumber Pandy :roll:
    Let me know when i can have my bed back :C...MM:)
  15. Thread: Hairy Oak

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    Cheers mate...yep,one of my favourites too...will...

    Cheers mate...yep,one of my favourites too...will post some more pics...MM:)
  16. Thread: Hairy Oak

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    :nonono:...MM:)

    :nonono:...MM:)
  17. Thread: Hairy Oak

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    Hairy Oak

    Sliced and diced a chunk of Hairy Oak the other day
    Reminded me just how pretty this stuff is...MM:)
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    The Gargoyle and the Maple

    This imposing Qld Maple tree sits proudly in my front yard
    Protected by the Gargoyle, from all 'evil' :oo:...including chainsaws :C
    Bugger...MM:)
  19. Mexican Fern tree looking at the trunk and...

    Mexican Fern tree looking at the trunk and leaves...MM:)
  20. Thread: End of an Era

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    THANK YOU I'd like to echo well wishes to you and your wife...

    I'd like to echo well wishes to you and your wife as well, Evan
    Your wit and intellect will be sorely missed on this forum
    Please don't be a stranger on here and stay engaged in one form or another...
  21. Don't forget to wax end seal the log or sawn...

    Don't forget to wax end seal the log or sawn product as i noticed a little bit of degrade happening...MM:)
  22. Milling these big old logs with a Lucas mill is...

    Milling these big old logs with a Lucas mill is always a joy
    Because of the growth ring orientation,and swing blade capability,, a clever miller will extract well over 25% quarter sawn of total sawn...
  23. Volume is 4.156m3 thereabouts A log that size...

    Volume is 4.156m3 thereabouts
    A log that size and shape should yield around 2 sawn cube
    Around 50% recovery is a realistic volume
    A reasonable amount of quarter sawn material too
    Very sound...
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    Great customer service

    Went to Total Tools at Morayfield a few weeks ago and purchased a few items, and was taken back by their customer service...brilliant!
    Back there again today, and as usual,staff were incredibly...
  25. Wow...what feckless remarks...astounding:~...

    Wow...what feckless remarks...astounding:~
    Woodworking is for folk of ALL ages and certainly isn't gender specific...MM:)
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    Glorious grain there Greg Absolutely lovely...

    Glorious grain there Greg
    Absolutely lovely figure throughout :q
    Can't offer a definitive answer though Myrtle is a realistic proposition IMO...MM:)
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    A species of Allocasuarina i suspect...MM:)

    A species of Allocasuarina i suspect...MM:)
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    Love these ones...MM:q

    Love these ones...MM:q
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    Gabriel the colours in Camphor are simply second...

    Gabriel the colours in Camphor are simply second to none...and it can be incredibly figured too!
    I really do have a great appreciation for this species...MM:)
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    Camphor 'From the Vault'

    Here's some of my favourite Camphor pics
    Truly a magnificent timber this...MM:)
  31. Only ever milled one Crows Ash tree but it was a...

    Only ever milled one Crows Ash tree but it was a reasonable size
    By memory around 1000mm plus d.b.h and like yours urban salvaged
    I highly suggest that you quarter saw the log in its entirety as...
  32. Thread: Mango Art

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    Mango Art

    Here's some of my favourite Mango pics for those that haven't seen them before...MM:)
  33. Thread: Boonaree

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    Really interesting grain Gabriel...thanks for...

    Really interesting grain Gabriel...thanks for sharing...MM:2tsup:
  34. Thread: Elm Log

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    VICTORIA Hi PaintMan Could you advise what type of Elm...

    Hi PaintMan
    Could you advise what type of Elm this is.
    Cracker of a log b.t.w...MM:)
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    Plenty of figure in that fellow Jason:2tsup:...

    Plenty of figure in that fellow Jason:2tsup:
    Good to see you salvaging from the fire too:;
    Stump wood always delivers quality...MM:)
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    Fiddleback Camphor Laurel

    Here's some pics of a piece of Camphor Laurel 'Stump' that i dressed today
    Delightful colours coupled with heavy fiddleback :q
    One of my favourite woods...MM:)
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    Marvellous contribution Euge...i will hopefully...

    Marvellous contribution Euge...i will hopefully get a bundle sent off tomorrow too...MM:2tsup:
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    Blanks have been sent Poundy...should arrive in...

    Blanks have been sent Poundy...should arrive in your p.o box by friday...MM:)
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    Would be happy to donate a bundle of highly...

    Would be happy to donate a bundle of highly figured Aussie blanks if needed...just a thought as i appreciate it is such a worthy cause...MM:)
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    Will include these fiddleback Camphor Laurel...

    Will include these fiddleback Camphor Laurel 'stump' blanks to the mix Poundy...MM:)
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    Most likely Pete as long as postage cost wasn't...

    Most likely Pete as long as postage cost wasn't prohibitive :B...MM:)
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    Hi Euge...and cheers buddy! Species are the...

    Hi Euge...and cheers buddy!
    Species are the usual suspects...Australian Blackwood/Coachwood/Gutta Percha/Marblewood(Acacia Bakeri) and Mango.
    Will be sending Poundy a couple more species as well to...
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    I'll include a few more then :;...all yours...

    I'll include a few more then :;...all yours Poundy...p.m me your address mate and will dispatch early next week...MM:2tsup:
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    6 of the Best...FREE!

    Offering a small pack of 6 Fiddleback pen blanks...FREE!
    Seasoned ready to turn...all very highly figured :) and superb quality
    All 150mm long x 25mm x 25mm square
    Just say 'i'll take them' and...
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    QUEENSLAND Yes Xanthostemon melanoxylon...not a true Ebony...

    Yes Xanthostemon melanoxylon...not a true Ebony and is a Genus within in the family Myrtaceae...more closely related to the Pendas of North Qld...MM
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    Nice work there Claude...i like 'em...MM:2tsup:

    Nice work there Claude...i like 'em...MM:2tsup:
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    Keith Flint...Prodigy

    Wow...news just in Keith Flint from Prodigy had died :o
    Loved this band...sad sad news :no:
    'Light up the sky' was probably my favourite song in recent times
    Gutted..R.I.P mate...MM :(
  48. Thread: Echidna

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    Cheers for the pic Mr Brush...that is...

    Cheers for the pic Mr Brush...that is priceless...what a cutie...MM:2tsup:
  49. Thread: Echidna

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    Echidna

    Was fortunate enough to spot this little critter wandering around the garden this morning...an Echidna!
    Don't often come across them so regarded this experience as quite a treat
    What wonderful...
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    Extraordinary...MM :?

    Extraordinary...MM :?
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