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    I'm an advocate for the Osmo Polyx Oil for that...

    I'm an advocate for the Osmo Polyx Oil for that sort of application...

    This is hardwax oil and mentions on the data sheet that it is safe for humans, animals and plants. The makeup is generally...
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    Well done and great to see another big Milestone...

    Well done and great to see another big Milestone achieved on the Hartley.

    You should be very proud...

    C.R.
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    Terrific work there Mark. It has certainly...

    Terrific work there Mark.

    It has certainly come a long way since the first article.

    Would like to hear how the Aquacote stands up long term. I personally have not had a lot of experience with...
  4. Hi Greg- Aust Cedar is still available on a...

    Hi Greg- Aust Cedar is still available on a reasonable scale and not too difficult to purchase cost effectively.

    Given the ornate detail as shown, these furniture pieces would take a considerable...
  5. The Sauna I made was primarily of WRC, but would...

    The Sauna I made was primarily of WRC, but would think that a good close grain softwood is the best choice. Possibly a white pine or fir.

    As mentioned previously here, White Cypress is prone to...
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    What a fascinating journey you are on there and...

    What a fascinating journey you are on there and no doubt ,very nostalgic.

    On the Certificate of apprenticeship, the location was stamped Aurich which is not that far either way from Emden(to the...
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    Eleonora E

    Such a sad end to one of the premier sailing Yachts of the World.
    This also comes not long after having had a major refit!

    Reading into the story, indicated that anchors were deployed to halt the...
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    I'd say aldav is spot on.. Quick test would be...

    I'd say aldav is spot on..
    Quick test would be to saw or plane a piece and if it gives off the classic WRC smell then so be it.
    My money however is on Cali Redwood.
  9. Judging by the light red tones, possibly Brush...

    Judging by the light red tones, possibly Brush Box?

    Would doubt very much if a CCA treatment has been applied to this timber. I have been told, even though Telegragh poles are often CCA treated,...
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    Interesting that one.... I would not even...

    Interesting that one....

    I would not even hazard a guess, but that is a very different cellular make up on the end grain pic.
    Are you sure it is in fact a hardwood?

    Looking forward to hearing...
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    Hi Patonga-The Spotted will not bend as easily as...

    Hi Patonga-The Spotted will not bend as easily as say the Mountain Ash, mainly based on it's higher density rating.

    If you have to factor in some twist then definitely use the steamer that you...
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    Hi Patonga-Even though durability of the Mountain...

    Hi Patonga-Even though durability of the Mountain Ash might be questionable long term, I think that will be more than suitable for the job at hand. Can't say I'm too familiar with American Oak , but...
  13. If you can track down someone with a Torque Work...

    If you can track down someone with a Torque Work Centre, that should do the trick.

    They are around, and I'd like to help, but just a little far away from Dandenong (Only 900klm's!).

    Another...
  14. Greetings-After some research, Southern Blue Gum...

    Greetings-After some research, Southern Blue Gum and Sydney Blue Gum are both regarded as class 3 for inground use (Class 1 being the most durable obviously).It would therefore be risky to use this...
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    Yep, me three!-I have also the one shown...

    Yep, me three!-I have also the one shown (purchased over fifteen years back) and pretty sure it was well less than $50.00 from Carbatec.

    Also and as mentioned above, there will always be a...
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    Hi Phil- If you are determined to use this timber...

    Hi Phil- If you are determined to use this timber for outdoor use, I would try Cutek CD50 Xtreme.
    We are also in the Southern Highlands at Canyonleigh, and use it for the timber decks with good...
  17. I'm with Beardy on this one with the Cutek CD50...

    I'm with Beardy on this one with the Cutek CD50 product-The main reason is the ease of recoating which requires just a light pressure wash and simply go again. If you wish to used the various...
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    Greetings and I hope that your timber cruiser is...

    Greetings and I hope that your timber cruiser is everything you want it to be -The Meranti currently on offer at the hardware stores is a far cry that the boatbuilders of old used in the past. It...
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    Hi Nick-Not sure on the issue on 'Milky' sections...

    Hi Nick-Not sure on the issue on 'Milky' sections as there are no pictures to go off here...

    I have had good results on the use of Osmo Polyx Oil (either Satin or Matt finish) in particular on the...
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    Hey Kingfisher-Have you any updates on the latest...

    Hey Kingfisher-Have you any updates on the latest Putt Putt project down in beautiful Morgan?
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    I had a 'bit' to do with this timber. Having...

    I had a 'bit' to do with this timber. Having worked as a carpenter on the Tall ship Bounty, the old Fir decking was replaced in SI Beech.

    As you say very greasy which is why it is so treasured as...
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    Looking real good there! Love also,the use of...

    Looking real good there! Love also,the use of barbell weights to induce loading on that G-clamp-Never thought of doing that before.

    Then again, I've always taken pride in doing things the 'hard...
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    Just to throw in another possibility...

    Just to throw in another possibility here,Californian Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) is quite similar to WRC in appearance and texture.

    This would be my pick and many associates that view my stash...
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    What a great little project boat! I personally...

    What a great little project boat! I personally would remove the rusted steel screws and execute as per Kingfisher's advice.

    I found Norglass paints are best value over say some of the other...
  25. Yes,it would be interesting to hear from someone...

    Yes,it would be interesting to hear from someone who used to work for some of the old Australian furniture companies.

    Maker's such as Chiswell or Parker used a lot of Teak back in the day and it...
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    Hi Laurie-You are on the right track and the only...

    Hi Laurie-You are on the right track and the only thing I question is that the material will not break down over time and is somewhat fire retardant. In the case of my Tug ,I ended up mostly using...
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    Hey Matt-Thought I should chime in here.Depending...

    Hey Matt-Thought I should chime in here.Depending on if you have bought the boat already,this could all be moot.

    Typically, decay in wooden boats often occurs around penetrations in the deck such...
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    Nice work (again) Kingfisher! Good idea on the...

    Nice work (again) Kingfisher!

    Good idea on the strengthening up as well-Gives you a fighting chance without the thing hogging too much.

    Also glad to hear the 'flip' went as planned.

    I just...
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    It's always hard to tell timber species of the...

    It's always hard to tell timber species of the planking and keel section as they have been coated with all sorts of stuff (often red lead) over the years and then left to soak in the water!
    ...
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    As you say, the original hull without the cabin...

    As you say, the original hull without the cabin looks like it has the potential already.

    What type of timbers has it been constructed with?

    I would also imagine someone with a 'period' Jeep...
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    I would like to go one better labr and say it's...

    I would like to go one better labr and say it's probably now too good to go into the water-it is a Museum piece!

    Thanks for the 'tip on the Oneonone-I'm just about to fit up the toerails and...
  32. Thread: Elm Log

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    VICTORIA Certainly some premium timber to be had there...

    Certainly some premium timber to be had there Paintman!

    English Elm was/is used extensively in Tall Ships for traditional wooden sheave blocks for the running rigging. Possibly make contact with...
  33. Thread: Tom Cat

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    Yes, there's always a distraction somewhere that...

    Yes, there's always a distraction somewhere that temporarily takes us away from our 'projects'.

    Looking good mate, oh and congratulations on another milestone,100,000 views!-That's quite something...
  34. QC- You may be able to try Sheridan and Goldsmith...

    QC- You may be able to try Sheridan and Goldsmith Timbers who are in fact based at Dubbo.026884 6388.
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    Hi Jeff-I have been using Propspeed for maybe 10...

    Hi Jeff-I have been using Propspeed for maybe 10 years including our old yacht, since normal antifoul paint pretty much 'spins off' the prop after a couple of uses.

    Typically, I get a years worth,...
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    I will not be there, but for those who do, it...

    I will not be there, but for those who do, it will certainly be a walk down memory lane.

    Lot's of history and for the astute wood collector/boat builder, an opportunity to procure rarely offered...
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    READ ME! Morrison's sawmill on the waterfront in Strahan...

    Morrison's sawmill on the waterfront in Strahan Tas would be able to meet your requirements.

    I was there just last week purchasing some Celery Top, King Billy etc for flute making. The price was...
  38. Thread: Tom Cat

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    I feel your pain on this one,with numerous...

    I feel your pain on this one,with numerous failures of my own on varnish.

    My timberwork on the Tugboat was finished in FW Spar Marine. I have good results with Norglass finishes but only using...
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    Tugboat Haul Out

    Hi all-We hauled out our Titan Tug 'Hero' form Port Kembla Harbour for maintenance. It had been eighteen months since launching and time now for a good clean. There was some sections where the...
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    Excellent work Mate!-Congrats with the launch and...

    Excellent work Mate!-Congrats with the launch and it's all very heady stuff leading up to the 'big day'.

    Well done again-Scott.
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    Great work and a good 'Vid'. The smiles say it...

    Great work and a good 'Vid'.
    The smiles say it all when motoring around toward the end.
    Did you keep a log of the hours spent during the build?

    Cheers C.R.
  42. READ ME! I have some dry(more than 15years ago) Camphor...

    I have some dry(more than 15years ago) Camphor and Silky oak-You may care to PM me for further details.

    Cheers C.R.
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    Just my two cents. I would agree with the...

    Just my two cents. I would agree with the Stringybark pic and the top one is not unlike the Hickory Wattle which also grows around the Southern highlands of NSW.

    Regards.CR.
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    Two sheds is right on the money here in terms of...

    Two sheds is right on the money here in terms of best treatment of your ply decking.

    Further to that the 'Big Green Shed' had recently AA Marine ply in 12mm for about $80 per sheet. I bought a...
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    Good replies Gents and as mentioned, it's more...

    Good replies Gents and as mentioned, it's more the dust in this instance that's a no-no.

    I had not even heard of Nitrosamines until now and upon researching, that is one nasty bi-product given...
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    Western Red Cedar Cooking Boards

    While at the fish market recently, I saw WRC boards all packaged up nicely and promoted for use as cooking boards.

    The idea being that after soaking in water for some time, you would then use over...
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    Thanks for sharing Chris-Just watched part 1 and...

    Thanks for sharing Chris-Just watched part 1 and will get to the rest later on.

    A most interesting and well explained doco on timber and boat building.
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    On a recent road trip from Adelaide to...

    On a recent road trip from Adelaide to Wollongong, we saw along the Murray Valley Highway, a dedicated cricket bat timber plantation(presumably willow).

    This was somewhere near Swan Hill from...
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    Well, what can I say-Green with envy having NOT...

    Well, what can I say-Green with envy having NOT made it there!

    Very good on the pictures and a lot of outstanding craftsmanship to admire.

    Thanks again.
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    Okay, so I have some new bags and a 'H' filter...

    Okay, so I have some new bags and a 'H' filter coming from Vacuum Doctor(cheers Pete!).

    The extra premium comes in for Certification which the official suppliers like to push for-Money for Jam I...
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