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    CLAIMED I'm in

    I'm in
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    Very hard to discern any identifying characters...

    Very hard to discern any identifying characters from the photos other than bark. Are they small red fruits in the second pic?
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    CSIRO Forestry has not existed as a division...

    CSIRO Forestry has not existed as a division since 2007. Some personnel were absorbed into other divisions but most of those remnants were made redundant in the recent budget cuts. This ID service is...
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    Looks more like E. rubida to me. Looks like your...

    Looks more like E. rubida to me. Looks like your on top of a hill which would make E. viminalis unlikely round Canberra
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    Second tree looks like a very leafy Silky Oak...

    Second tree looks like a very leafy Silky Oak (Grevillea robusta) but difficult to be sure.
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    Kidbee's on the money. Looks like this subspecies...

    Kidbee's on the money. Looks like this subspecies of Dodonaea viscosa. The NSW herbarium entry says shrub to 5m but the Flora of Australia entry says to 15m which means small tree to me.

    PlantNET...
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    Leaves and bark make me want to suggest...

    Leaves and bark make me want to suggest Eucalyptus populnea but need more useful characters like fruit/flowers to be definite.
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    Almost certainly E. pilularis. But as I said, in...

    Almost certainly E. pilularis. But as I said, in the same house frames you might come across what appear to be several different species of Euc including some which are very pale and more of the...
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    I have got heaps of this stuff out of older...

    I have got heaps of this stuff out of older Canberra houses. How old is the house? Most of the 4 x 2" framing for ex govies (1960-70s vintage) is Eucalyptus pilularis (from the south coast probably)...
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    I concur. I think I used the Blum undermount...

    I concur. I think I used the Blum undermount model for timber sided small draws. In effect the runner design means that the draw just sits on the full extension runners and there is a clip at the...
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    If your drawer fronts are going to be full...

    If your drawer fronts are going to be full overlay (i.e. overlay the front edge of the cabinet) then most commercial wide drawers made out of moisture resistant particle board that are around 900mm...
  12. Thread: Kauri Trunk

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    That's a great find. Is the name J P B-a-l-e?

    That's a great find. Is the name J P B-a-l-e?
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    Not that I am familiar with the species...

    Not that I am familiar with the species particularly but maybe Alectryon oleifolius? Bark doesn't look quite right compared to other images available on the web but leaves are approaching something...
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    Rod, Are these bench chisels rehabbed old ones or...

    Rod, Are these bench chisels rehabbed old ones or recently manufactured? My experience (and probably others) with buying assorted vintage bench chisels, and my even within my own purchases of oval...
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    Speaking of cotoneater Ted, have you made large...

    Speaking of cotoneater Ted, have you made large threads with this species or just threaded box lids? The reason I ask is that I intended to make a bench leg vice thread (2 inches diam) with a log of...
  16. I concur. Definitely not ternites as they do not...

    I concur. Definitely not ternites as they do not generally deposit their constructions outside the timber and the tunnel material is crusty/wet not loose/granular. I would say the ants are either...
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    That's a very open ended question.....an...

    That's a very open ended question.....an 'available' hardwood is one that you can obtain locally. If you do a little research in the forums you will find benches made of anything and everything from...
  18. it's the same unit as your pic no. 1 in your post...

    it's the same unit as your pic no. 1 in your post #16 of this thread. You can have the motor mounted below or behind the headstock but you have to remove the shaft in order to replace the v belt so...
  19. Dave, If you've done a few of these or can tell...

    Dave,
    If you've done a few of these or can tell by inspecting it, do you know how I would be able to reverse the arrangement of the pulleys in the headstock of the Herbert Type C you posted pics of....
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    I take it you are right on the coast so there...

    I take it you are right on the coast so there would be any number of lowland forest species in your neck of the woods that would tolerate waterlogging. Casuarina glauca, Tristaniopsis laurina are two...
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    I was a member but I have let my membership...

    I was a member but I have let my membership lapse. PM me if you want to ask anything specific.
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    This re-habbing issue has been covered in the...

    This re-habbing issue has been covered in the forums previously. Rsser had a useful thread on powered back flattening a while back. The various experiments with different methods all yielded pretty...
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    I seem to recall from somewhere previously in...

    I seem to recall from somewhere previously in these forums that the screaming might be caused by swimming pool hose or similar tubing without a spiral ridge pattern. I cannot guarantee my memory for...
  24. If you are willing to wait and watch various web...

    If you are willing to wait and watch various web sites you could pick up second hand laminated timber bench tops to use for the top as I did.... although they rather came to me, rather than me having...
  25. I think as artme said that 70 x 70mm baton would...

    I think as artme said that 70 x 70mm baton would be overkill. I used a 40 x 40 on my queen bed and it is more than adequate. The rails I used were 20mm jarrah boards and the combined thickness of...
  26. Are you intending to use slats to support the...

    Are you intending to use slats to support the mattress? If so you will need a baton attached to the inside of the rails to support the end of the slats anyway which will strengthen and stiffen the...
  27. Aah, you've started down the dangerous path of...

    Aah, you've started down the dangerous path of taking on a lost cause.:; I dunno if you remember my post from a while back in this forum section but your task seems akin to this. I several times...
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    Do you know if these are naturally occuring or...

    Do you know if these are naturally occuring or are were they planted? I would say E. saligna based on species distribution, the stocking of perrenial bark and the general growth form but without...
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    In answer to your original question....(which I...

    In answer to your original question....(which I missed until now). These types of galls are not particulalry injurious to tree growth rates or long term health and usually decline in importance as...
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    Is it one of the Erythrina species or Coral Tree?

    Is it one of the Erythrina species or Coral Tree?
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    That is sage advice but difficult to apply if you...

    That is sage advice but difficult to apply if you haven't milled the timber yourself, know it's provenance or worked with that species before. This is an discussion of interest to me as I have two...
  32. Given the location and your pics of the bark I...

    Given the location and your pics of the bark I can posit a few likely species. However you would need to find the fruits and/or flowers to get any closer than that. The suggestion of Corymbia...
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    Expansion/contraction should always be allowed...

    Expansion/contraction should always be allowed for if possible. How easy it is to do that depends on your construction. I used the rule of thumb I found on these forums that movement should be about...
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    I can't seem to find them on that website. Not...

    I can't seem to find them on that website. Not obvious under a category anyhow.

    This shortage of split nuts seems to be a perennial problem for anyone wanting to rescue handsaws. I have given up...
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    There is a good reason not to do this in bottle...

    There is a good reason not to do this in bottle fermentation because in general the breakdown of the yeast and other impurities over time imparts unpleasant flavours to the beer. Often in my brewing...
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    Does the timber have a scent? The bark looks a...

    Does the timber have a scent? The bark looks a lot like one of the Chamaecyparis spp. but having recently seen the inside of one of those species the heartwood looked nothing like this. I'm intrigued...
  37. Thread: Hawthorn

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    Wheelin The various descriptions for Gleditsia I...

    Wheelin
    The various descriptions for Gleditsia I have read says in some trees thorns are singular not branched as depicted in that wickipedia page. Given there are not too many exotic weeds with...
  38. Thread: Hawthorn

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    Actually I realised when reading the description...

    Actually I realised when reading the description for R. pseadoacacia that, as you say, the spines are not in the right place or long enough to suit the picture you have posted. I also didn't think R....
  39. Thread: Hawthorn

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    Wheelin I think I am inclined to agree with...

    Wheelin

    I think I am inclined to agree with Zedicus on this tree. I don't think you have Hawthorn timber here but from the shot of the thorns and leaves (as well as the bark on the original log)...
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    Looks a bit like turpentine (Syncarpia...

    Looks a bit like turpentine (Syncarpia glomulifera) from the colour, bark and location but it could be a stringy barked eucalypt species. We'd have to see the leaves, fruits, buds etc to get any...
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    Derek, So is there an expected release date for...

    Derek, So is there an expected release date for the chain mechanism yet or do we just have to remain envious of your one?
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    I have a seaman's chest that belonged to my great...

    I have a seaman's chest that belonged to my great grandfather (almost identical to these) that is all wedged dovetails down the sides of the carcass. I have been meaning to post a question on the...
  43. Graeme, Having never seen the living tree I...

    Graeme, Having never seen the living tree I cannot really accurately state what it's habitat is, I can only go off literature or web info. Based on your statements you would seem to have more...
  44. Another feature of Merbau which is not commonly...

    Another feature of Merbau which is not commonly brought up by the sellers of the stuff in Australia is that it is an old-growth lowland tropical rainforest tree that grows on swampy ground such as...
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    I happened to see a triton riving knife/gaurd on...

    I happened to see a triton riving knife/gaurd on ebay here
  46. Yes I think it most certainly can be. In effect...

    Yes I think it most certainly can be. In effect you have created a blade with a tiny little bevel (a bit like a scraper) which cannot lift fibres away from timber very effectively as it doesn't...
  47. I totally concur Frank. It probably aint gonna do...

    I totally concur Frank. It probably aint gonna do much at all for the average woodworker. But it is a little bit of interesting technological history mixed with the physics of what is actually...
  48. Derek, Although you did mention that there is a...

    Derek, Although you did mention that there is a preference for various names for the cap iron/chip breaker but there was post in this thread by Peter McBride of the original patent for the modified...
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    It looks like blackbutt to me (E. pilularis)....

    It looks like blackbutt to me (E. pilularis). Hard to be definitive but the colour and gum veination suggests blackbutt more to me than Tas oak.

    My 2c
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    Cotoneaster is purportedly very hard and has been...

    Cotoneaster is purportedly very hard and has been recommended on these forums for handle timber for chisels etc. I have three logs in my garage which have been drying whole for two years and I can...
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