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    Love the colour of that resin :q Wonderful...

    Love the colour of that resin :q
    Wonderful looking Box too!
    Thanks for sharing
    Mr Fiddleback :)
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    Agreed...particularly if they were plain grained...

    Agreed...particularly if they were plain grained and carrying defects :o
    B.T.W your table looks fabulous :2tsup:
    White Cedar is such a pretty wood
    Thanks for sharing
    Mr Fiddleback :)
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    Camphor is one of my favourite woods Can be very...

    Camphor is one of my favourite woods
    Can be very speccy!
    Mr Fiddleback :;
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    Stylish looking pen...really like this one!...

    Stylish looking pen...really like this one!
    Cheers Mr Fiddleback :)
  5. Lovely figure and spalt in the Sassafras Cal The...

    Lovely figure and spalt in the Sassafras Cal
    The King Billy I'm assuming is your neck stock
    Perfectly straight grain and bang on the quarter
    Very 'easy on the eye' I must say!:q
    Thanks for...
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    A Big Howdy and welcome to the forum Mr...

    A Big Howdy and welcome to the forum
    Mr Fiddleback
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    Not certain what the flowers looked like Ian....

    Not certain what the flowers looked like Ian.
    The girth was well over 1000mm suggesting it was an aged tree
    Incidentally there is a Brush Box growing in my backyard at Mt Garnet
    The soil here is...
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    Big Howdy Roger Welcome to a great forum Mr...

    Big Howdy Roger
    Welcome to a great forum
    Mr Fiddleback :roll:
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    Welcome to the forum mate Mr Fiddleback :roll:

    Welcome to the forum mate
    Mr Fiddleback :roll:
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    Big Howdy to you Bernadette Welcome to an...

    Big Howdy to you Bernadette
    Welcome to an amazing forum
    Mr Fiddleback :roll:
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    Brush Box

    I think this is an old Brush Box
    On a recent trip to Cooktown I stopped at the little Annon river for a dip and stumbled upon this gnarly old darling of a tree
    A truly wonderful example with the...
  12. Gosh you are so talented Crowie That is...

    Gosh you are so talented Crowie
    That is exceptionally good work
    Kudos!!
    Mr Fiddleback :)
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    More magical stuff! This sort of woodwork floats...

    More magical stuff!
    This sort of woodwork floats my boat
    Your work will be enjoyed for many years
    Giving children a wonderful sense of wood
    In a world drowning in plastic :C
    I raise my hat to...
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    And today in South Oz :oo: Bloke gets pulled...

    And today in South Oz :oo:
    Bloke gets pulled over in the wee hours
    Drew a bit of attention to himself as his headlights were not turned on :doh:
    And yes...there's more :;...
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    HEADS UP Last few days difficult to log in at times :C...

    Last few days difficult to log in at times :C
    And pages loading a bit slow too
    Good now though :2tsup:
    Mr Fiddleback :)
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    So good to see folk like yourself making toys out...

    So good to see folk like yourself making toys out of wood
    Keeps a great tradition alive and allows children the wonderful joy of engaging with timber
    And your product is marvellous b.t.w
    Mr...
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    Masking the Crime

    Read this morning that a pair of crims in Perth were charged with burglary
    Apparently they weren't Covid safe though :o
    They weren't wearing masks :no::doh::D
    They got charged for that as well...
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    A big Howdy Welcome to the forum Mr Fiddleback...

    A big Howdy
    Welcome to the forum
    Mr Fiddleback :)
  19. Try Kirby's timber Sunshine Coast Sadly most...

    Try Kirby's timber Sunshine Coast
    Sadly most traders have left the industry past few years
    Lazarides being one of them
    Keep an eye on Gumtree too
    Often quality wood sold on this forum
    Maleny...
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    Beautiful looking pen Huon is such a pretty wood...

    Beautiful looking pen
    Huon is such a pretty wood
    Love the shape too
    Mr Fiddleback :)
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    That would do my head in :C Kudos for your great...

    That would do my head in :C
    Kudos for your great patience sir
    Best of fortune tracking your goods down :;
    Mr Fiddleback :)
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    Wow...that's different :o Absolutely stunning...

    Wow...that's different :o
    Absolutely stunning mate
    Mr Fiddleback :)
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    Wonderfull skills at work here! Lovely stuff Mr...

    Wonderfull skills at work here!
    Lovely stuff
    Mr Fiddleback :)
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    Phalaenopsis

    This miniature opened yesterday
    Phalaenopsis variety
    They really do thrive in the tropics
    Particularly when mounted on Red Cedar boards
    One of my favourite orchids
    Mr Fiddleback :)
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    LOL not sure if anyone will get 'heated' so to...

    LOL not sure if anyone will get 'heated' so to speak.
    It's the wood that gets toasted LOL.
    My response was more to do with the words 'highly figured' being used.
    Not 'figured' but rather 'highly...
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    Where is the figure ' quite good'? Certainly...

    Where is the figure ' quite good'?
    Certainly devoid of figure in both pics i.m.o.
    Grain is fairly nondescript too :rolleyes:
    Maybe too uniform in appearance for my liking...just looks generic,so...
  27. Thread: hello

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    Big Howdy Welcome to the forum Mr Fiddleback :)

    Big Howdy
    Welcome to the forum
    Mr Fiddleback :)
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    I love this grain :q Mr Fiddleback :)

    I love this grain :q
    Mr Fiddleback :)
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    Yes Scented Rosewood is notorious for 'bleeding' ...

    Yes Scented Rosewood is notorious for 'bleeding'
    Also often has an irregular bole making for poor recovery of sawn timber
    Really pretty wood though
    D setosum is a real possibility Ian :2tsup:...
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    :welcomeani: Mr Fiddleback :)

    :welcomeani:
    Mr Fiddleback :)
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    HEADS UP Timed out a couple of times trying to connect...

    Timed out a couple of times trying to connect early this evening
    Also very very slow to connect an hour or so beforehand
    Mr Fiddleback :?
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    My drunk Uncle :tequila: told us kids one stormy...

    My drunk Uncle :tequila: told us kids one stormy Christmas night that 'thunder' was in fact 'Santa rolling his pumpkins' up in the sky :o
    We all believed him :doh: LOL
    Mr Fiddleback :)
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    Definitely...and docking the logs ready for...

    Definitely...and docking the logs ready for milling must be done skillfully too!
    Mr Fiddleback :)
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    A big Howdy Enjoy the forum Mr Fiddleback :)

    A big Howdy
    Enjoy the forum
    Mr Fiddleback :)
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    Nice bit of spalting in the end grain Could be a...

    Nice bit of spalting in the end grain
    Could be a precursor to some pretty lumber
    No idea of the species though :no:
    Mr Fiddleback :)
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    Remember water will release much faster at the...

    Remember water will release much faster at the ends of the board (some 12x) during seasoning than the remaining surfaces
    This is why wax end sealing is critical
    Stops the ends from checking...
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    :2tsup:from me Well done Mr Fiddleback :)

    :2tsup:from me
    Well done
    Mr Fiddleback :)
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    Miva Mahogany

    Here's some pics of a species rarely seen milled these days...
    Miva Mahogany (Dysoxylum mollissimum subsp Molle)
    Also known as Red Bean,Onionwood
    Provenance...Yungaburra Nth Qld
    Can at times...
  39. Hi Bob Have you any pics of some milled timber...

    Hi Bob
    Have you any pics of some milled timber of this species?
    Apparently reaches a girth at maturity around 900mm...that's a decent size tree
    A recognised 'pioneer' species too
    Good to see you...
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    Looks a bit like Rose Gum :? Mr Fiddleback :)

    Looks a bit like Rose Gum :?
    Mr Fiddleback :)
  41. Keeping crown cut stuff at the bottom of the...

    Keeping crown cut stuff at the bottom of the stack and quarter/riftsawn stuff at the top will work wonders in controlling any degrade during the seasoning process
    Interestingly I have seasoned...
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    Indeed it appears to be Qld Maple Just because...

    Indeed it appears to be Qld Maple
    Just because of the colour and quilting
    Lovely fiddleback b.t.w :q
    Mr Fiddleback :)
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    Lovely grain there James :2tsup: Big fan of...

    Lovely grain there James :2tsup:
    Big fan of Birds-eye and this is a really good example
    Keep up the good work
    Thanks for sharing
    Mr Fiddleback :)
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    Here's an example of 'premium' grade Acacia...

    Here's an example of 'premium' grade Acacia
    Figured and quarter sawn
    Superb for electric guitars caps
    All about the quality old mate
    Mr Fiddleback :)
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    Rough prices eh... $1600 - $3200 for...

    Rough prices eh...
    $1600 - $3200 for Pine/Hardwoods
    $2400 - $4000 for Cabinet species
    Some exotics are more expensive
    Burl/figure/quarter sawn expect a 'premium' price
    Small quantities will also...
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    HEADS UP Yep...slow start up and bits of the page missing...

    Yep...slow start up and bits of the page missing
    too :C
    Bit like me waking up in the morning LOL
    Mr Fiddleback :)
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    Tallowwood is around 2000 and Brush box 3000 I...

    Tallowwood is around 2000 and Brush box 3000
    I have milled some very large examples of both these species
    The Brush box was around 1500mm d.b.h with a short bole...very very firm wood!
    Probably...
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    Is this normally the case when you mill Ash? Or...

    Is this normally the case when you mill Ash?
    Or is the log simply 'harder' than normal?
    That hardwood log is quite big and gnarly too
    She'd be firm cutting I reckon
    Have milled many species of...
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    Apparently wacks into Elm and Walnut too And...

    Apparently wacks into Elm and Walnut too
    And will kill large standing Ash trees in around 4 years
    Nasty little critter/bug
    Good to see you salvaging the logs
    I take it the larvae munch on the...
  50. Thread: Nrl

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    Crikey :o That's what I call loyalty! Canberra...

    Crikey :o
    That's what I call loyalty!
    Canberra have been playing really well past few seasons
    I remember the days Laurie Daley was playing for them
    Classy side Canberra...love watching them play...
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