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  1. WANTED:VIC A friend of mine MAY be able to offer some help...

    A friend of mine MAY be able to offer some help with milling. He is some 20 km NE of Kyneton. He has a portable mill
    Not sure if he is willing and able to help but you could ask. Will PM you some...
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    Hi Luke, good to hear from you. :) When I raised...

    Hi Luke, good to hear from you. :) When I raised this subject it was meant to inform / clarify what I knew about "dead finish” ie not to question any one identity. It was more a rhetorical question,...
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    Ian, I was saying it my own way... not wishing to...

    Ian, I was saying it my own way... not wishing to suggest the gauges were a different species at all, or that a mistake was made. My comments referred to features of this one species, (colour, dark...
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    Hi Ian. Beautiful tools Ian, a credit to you...

    Hi Ian.

    Beautiful tools Ian, a credit to you skills and wood used.

    The second pair of gauges you made have those dark lines that I referred to in my first post . It described the most common...
  5. HEADS UP Thanks for letting me know Doug. Some 7 other...

    Thanks for letting me know Doug.
    Some 7 other individual orders were posted today and the remainder will be posted tomorrow.
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    What is Dead Finish ?

    What is Dead Finish?

    We often hear references to trees/ shrubs and their woods called DEAD FINISH. What is it? Good question.

    There are a number of species (not varieties) that are given that...
  7. HEADS UP Just to let you all know, incl those above, that...

    Just to let you all know, incl those above, that I have received your address and payments and thank you for your interest.
    I posted some books today & will be posting the remainder tomorrow...
  8. HEADS UP Hi Doug, As a priority, and as promised, your...

    Hi Doug,

    As a priority, and as promised, your 2 copies of AT&S were sent in a EXPRESS satchel today. You should have them tomorrow, Tues.

    Cheers, Euge
  9. HEADS UP I agree re coloured pics Neil, BUT that would add...

    I agree re coloured pics Neil, BUT that would add dramatically to the cost and costs are something we try and keep to a minimum.

    Yes, I am aware of many new species (which spin off varieties and...
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    Its an interesting subject to most wood workers...

    Its an interesting subject to most wood workers and wood lovers like me. Its frequently raised and discussed.
    These are my own views on this subject and as raised with JW.

    From observation...
  11. HEADS UP Yes mate expect to be... Thurs preferred .. not...

    Yes mate expect to be... Thurs preferred .. not sure about Friday
  12. HEADS UP Yes Neil, as its an IWCS publication I've long...

    Yes Neil, as its an IWCS publication I've long had an interest in it being revised, made available. This is the third revision but botanists and taxonomists keep changing names and genetic studies...
  13. HEADS UP Hi NC Archer I have just sent you a PM with my...

    Hi NC Archer

    I have just sent you a PM with my details. Thanks. I have you address details

    Cheers :)

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  14. HEADS UP Yes mate, I will have. I will PM you my details. ...

    Yes mate, I will have. I will PM you my details. Please send me a PM with your

    Full Name
    Mailing Address (Australia only)
    Mobile phone number:

    When I run out, more stock will be available...
  15. HEADS UP This is an update. I expect to be picking up...

    This is an update.

    I expect to be picking up my box of AT&S on Sunday, 18 Aug. My plan is to post these out to those who have sent me PM and paid as soon as possible after that.
    From my records...
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    Hey I recall gathering some fruit and seeds of...

    Hey I recall gathering some fruit and seeds of the D humilis on another occasion (the small orange red 3-4 mm mini persimmons) and gave them (some time later) to the illustrious KJ (who you know and...
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    Haha ... my life is almost over so don't have...

    Haha ... my life is almost over so don't have time to spare watching, poking, breaking / beating ebony trees and ...waiting. But I do recall looking for my first ebony tree in central Qld when...
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    Interesting comments ... thanks Ian Its native...

    Interesting comments ... thanks Ian

    Its native range extends from China, through Malesia and into Queensland and northern NSW. I find it amazing that it is a vigorous large vine yet the wood...
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    Townsville Floods - Fungal Aftermath

    Townsville NQ flood aftermath:

    Resident's face a relentless mould battle six months after the monsoon event. Some Townsville residents are still waiting to get back into their homes after...
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    Nature of Ebony Wood - Heartwood Formation

    Nature of Ebony Wood - Heartwood Formation

    My suggestion recently that another dark wood may have been an ebony (What is this timber) provides me an opportunity to elaborate, and share some pics...
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    Cockspur Vine (related to Osage Orange)

    Cockspur Vine (related to Osage Orange)

    Recent discussion about the Osage Orange (American yellow hardwood) gave me an excuse to find share pics and info about its southern cousin.

    Osage...
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    I am now convinced from the recent posts what is...

    I am now convinced from the recent posts what is show on first post is Qld walnut veneer which I'm not familar with.
    From pics shown and what is on the net it looks more like that than any ebony. ...
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    Good suggestion Jim! I'm happy to agree with that...

    Good suggestion Jim! I'm happy to agree with that suggestion as well. Qld Walnut was often used as veneers although I haven't seen it so dark.

    :)
  24. Thread: Resin burl box

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    Love it smiife!! I like the contrast and...

    Love it smiife!! I like the contrast and combination plus the fact its possible to use cracked, holey and badly fissured burls for such beautiful products.
    Can comment otherwise or provide advice,...
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    The highest value is in the dark heartwood....

    The highest value is in the dark heartwood. Everyone wants that and will pay for it.

    Believe it or not such trees are beaten to scar / bruise their cambium layer introducing a fungus that causes...
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    Yes. I agree cava, ebony is a very expensive...

    Yes. I agree cava, ebony is a very expensive wood, especially now. Perhaps this pic was of a VENEERED panel?
    (This is quatersawn but not the all black wood which is even more pricey and less often...
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    Here are some pics of 2 tropical striped ebony...

    Here are some pics of 2 tropical striped ebony Dengue. The stripes vary quite a lot and are in the darker heartwood.
    If its not these then its another ebony IMO.

    Top one is PNG striped Ebony...
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    At first glance it looks like an ebony (many are...

    At first glance it looks like an ebony (many are striped). It maybe PNG ebony which is similar.
    I may be able to take a pic of some I have, show you tomorrow.

    Euge
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    May be worth experimenting with different...

    May be worth experimenting with different finishes Ian? But I believe many other turners have done such experimenting over the years.
    So it may be worth asking this Question in the Timber section...
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    My two bobs worth.... IF this is Osage Orange...

    My two bobs worth....

    IF this is Osage Orange (native to Nth America) Maclura pomifera is named after the large green inedible orange-like fruit. It is a favoured wood for turners for its figure...
  31. Thread: Spindle Workout 2

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    Brilliant design Ian. I have no doubt they will...

    Brilliant design Ian. I have no doubt they will sell well.
  32. Thread: Please note

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    DONE: Thank you both. Its general advice which I will...

    Thank you both. Its general advice which I will heed of course
  33. Thread: Please note

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    DONE: Please note

    I am getting a note saying.... "PLEASE NOTE:
    All correspondence between Buyers and Sellers is to be done in the thread, NOT by PM.
    PMs' and Emails are ONLY to be used for exchanging personal...
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    Hi Rick, it sure is a nice turning timber and the...

    Hi Rick, it sure is a nice turning timber and the pen you made of it looks beautiful. A credit to your skills as well.:2tsup:

    Re identity I agree that name is applied to both of those species. But...
  35. Thread: Spindle Workout

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    Well done Ian, nice designs that will be very...

    Well done Ian, nice designs that will be very popular. They look wonderful IMO

    How come they stand horizontally? :D
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    OK, here is what I promised Rick. The name is...

    OK, here is what I promised Rick. The name is WODJIL (Not Wadjil)

    It is WODJIL often referred to as OLD MAN WODJIL (Acacia resinimargenea), also called Inland Jam.
    I was also told its a...
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    Just came across your old 2011 post Chris. As I...

    Just came across your old 2011 post Chris. As I understand it now.... (2019)

    D. ferrea now refers only to the tropical PNG and SE Asian species. I believe grows into a pretty big tree and is...
  38. QUEENSLAND dimensions would be helpful

    dimensions would be helpful
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    QUEENSLAND I've offered to buy it but waiting for his reply...

    I've offered to buy it but waiting for his reply for postage, payment details by PM
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    QUEENSLAND Interested Bob, Will pm you

    Interested Bob, Will pm you
  41. Thread: Old Wood History

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    Great subject and everything to do with wood IMO....

    Great subject and everything to do with wood IMO.

    Thanks, Euge
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    Should make lovely pens. I'll get a full...

    Should make lovely pens. I'll get a full botanical details for you in couple of days.
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    All I can tell you its an inland WA acacia as I...

    All I can tell you its an inland WA acacia as I am away from my reference books. Recall that I have some at home as well.
    Wood may be something like Raspberry Jam to work but think it is harder &...
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    What an absolutely wonderful and enjoyable sound...

    What an absolutely wonderful and enjoyable sound (and song). :U Thanks for sharing Chris.
    I love it ... who would have thought a bunch of ukes and voices could sound so good. :2tsup:
    Maybe Cal...
  45. HEADS UP Thanks Lappa. Have your PM, order and mailing...

    Thanks Lappa.

    Have your PM, order and mailing details. Will PM you shortly with mine.

    Cheers E :)
  46. HEADS UP Thanks for your PM request and details...

    Thanks for your PM request and details "Boringgeoff" . I have responded with details by PM.
    I'm expecting to pick up a box of woods on 18 August and will be distributing / posting book shortly...
  47. Thread: Poplar burl.

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    Black Poplar Burl can be prone to internal...

    Black Poplar Burl can be prone to internal checking in larger sections like the large burl slab I show below.
    Its rough sawn which shows its wooly / fibrous nature. Bark inclusions and some fungal...
  48. Thread: Red Cedar Board

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    QUEENSLAND Agree, worth at least 3-4 x that (in Vic or at a...

    Agree, worth at least 3-4 x that (in Vic or at a wood show anyway). 10 super feet of Red Cedar (wide and almost perfect for $4.50 a sf?
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    Beyond blue

    WOW Brad, I bet you had fun making those and the result is stunning :2tsup:, plain but striking in colour :oo:- almost shocking. :o
    I can imagine it would be popular with the ladies, and maybe some...
  50. Thread: Poplar burl.

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    Hi Jason, I haven't milled or dried it but ......

    Hi Jason,

    I haven't milled or dried it but ... from the little I have bought and worked with I concur with what others have said.

    Black poplar (Populus nigra) I have a bit of, is creamy white...
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