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  1. Timber identification from central or nth Qld

    Looking for an ID please. A mate has removed over 200 linear mtr of this timber as perlons from the roof of his old shed. The original owners had sawmills at Bondoola near Yeppoon and another in nth...
  2. Thanks for the info and suggestions rustynail and...

    Thanks for the info and suggestions rustynail and MM. quarter sawn 8x2 will suit me fine. Have an old work colleague who spent a year on sabbatical Tassie doing a wooden boat building course, time to...
  3. Crows ash log to mill or slab - ideas wanted

    I have a crows ash log i salvaged from an urban tree removal. it's about 12 months old now 500 at small end and 2900 long but the small end was a fork so 2500 without the fork. I have a 8" lucas with...
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    i avoid the bottom 8 to ten feet of mango trees....

    i avoid the bottom 8 to ten feet of mango trees. Sure we miss a lot of large log but the nails. bolts, stone etc is a sure chain killer.

    I hope you can post your pics of the slabs so we can...
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    A few other titles to consider for western Qld: ...

    A few other titles to consider for western Qld:

    Jenny Milson: Trees and shrubs of north western Qld. (an excellent field guide)

    Jenny Milson: Pasture Plants of of north western Qld.

    and...
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    Tree1 looks like a Mulberry. You'll soon know...

    Tree1 looks like a Mulberry. You'll soon know if it's a white or black fruit.

    Tree 2 Missing?? and Tree 4 missing?

    Tree 3 Mango Looks a late flowering variety if pics were taken...
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    The last two pics are of the same tree from two...

    The last two pics are of the same tree from two angles. Look at the handrail, trunk shadow, the occluded scars and the branch architecture.

    If thinking Brush box (I agree too) compare pics of...
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    Black Ironbox log to mill, any ideas

    My dad has scored a salvage log of Euc raveretiana black ironbox (tree was removed due to storm damage). It is super hard, heavy and wicked to cut. I have been told the tree accumulates silicon in...
  9. Thread: Rescue Mango

    by redmower
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    WC, I was hoping one may consider the new weeding...

    WC, I was hoping one may consider the new weeding tool as an example of the original one that is embedded in the resin/timber. RM
  10. Thread: Rescue Mango

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    Found this well inside a forest red gum trunk at...

    Found this well inside a forest red gum trunk at a house in Miriam Vale a few years ago. I hit the steel shaft with the Stihl MS880 and knew it wasn't just a nail. Note the fresh growth outside the...
  11. Thread: A Log for ID

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    Maybe look at a more 'eastern' woodland wattle...

    Maybe look at a more 'eastern' woodland wattle like Acacia aulacocarpa and A. disparrima. Most of the wattles mentioned above are from western downs, southern brigalow and channel country. Ravenshoe...
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    Looks like Albizia lebec Indian siris/or...

    Looks like Albizia lebec Indian siris/or commonly called flea tree around here.
  13. Thread: Timber ID

    by redmower
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    Concur with John's description of the tessellated...

    Concur with John's description of the tessellated bark featuring square tiles. The dark stain to heartwood is not following growth rings and is likely to be the tree's chemical reaction to fungal...
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    Have an Alaskan 36 myself. Works a treat for me...

    Have an Alaskan 36 myself. Works a treat for me as a hobbyist. And I like the way you are thinking in looking after the bloke.:)
  15. Nice reference to follow Euge, thanks. The...

    Nice reference to follow Euge, thanks.

    The deer and wombat examples portray the many battle line between the fungi and the tree. Each 'battle' is fought (give or take) at the edge of the...
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    The dark heart is the tree responding to a wood...

    The dark heart is the tree responding to a wood decay fungi. Note the dark edges ignoring the annular growth rings. The fungal hyphae are establishing a presence as far as possible in an ongoing...
  17. Hi Gleno Have you tried re-sizing the picture...

    Hi Gleno

    Have you tried re-sizing the picture files in image viewer programs using the save as option in file menu. I use Irfanview a simple image viewer.

    Be nice to see what you are talking...
  18. Allocasuarina luehmannii (Buloke) being the only...

    Allocasuarina luehmannii (Buloke) being the only one on the above list that occurs naturally near Chinchilla and western downs generally.
  19. Thread: Bunya Pine

    by redmower
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    other logs in picture from Slash or radiata pine ...

    other logs in picture from Slash or radiata pine Council is thinking about maybe putting them all out to tender. Thinking other things too as one would expect of a council trying to get the best...
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    I will run my lucasmill later this week in the...

    I will run my lucasmill later this week in the backyard for a few hrs. The petrol engine runs very quietly and not much blade noise generated either. Suburban setting so I talk to the closer...
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    A Duke Hope you take this well: they have the...

    A Duke
    Hope you take this well: they have the final auction at Lazarides shed tomorrow 2 Dec in store at Banyo Brisbane
    LLoyds Auctions list it on their website.
    Cant get there myself. Sorry...
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    Are you an octopus? 2 lucas mills!

    Are you an octopus? 2 lucas mills!
  23. Thanks for the photos Bob looks like a pile of...

    Thanks for the photos Bob looks like a pile of work ready for you there.

    I have a similar bandsaw but am lacking the mechanical skill to get it fully operational. Have it home here in town at...
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    Hi Crowash if you haven't already googled your...

    Hi Crowash if you haven't already googled your earlier question:

    "Bar dressed square" refers to the guide bar edges wearing to leave a burr on the outer edges of the rails. The chain slowly...
  25. Thread: Acacia pics

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    Maybe this trims the list a bit. I would have a...

    Maybe this trims the list a bit. I would have a bet on A. aulacocarpa/disparrima or A.melanoxylon especially for the bark shown in the sample. Timber grain looks more like one of the faster growing...
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    Bark and wood colour plus 'heavy' and the...

    Bark and wood colour plus 'heavy' and the fluted nature at base of trunk has me thinking maybe Peltophorum pterocarpum. any chance you got a look at the site you collected? flat seed pods ...
  27. Sample one is Poinciana (Delonix regia?) yellow,...

    Sample one is Poinciana (Delonix regia?) yellow, and rather soft. We chipped 2 of them today.

    They were lazy sods for dumping it. In exposed weather etc. it attracts borer, mould, etc quite...
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    (possibly swamp oak or beach she-oak - was this...

    (possibly swamp oak or beach she-oak - was this timber soft light heavy?? ).
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    Bennetts T Thought I toss in my 2 bob's...

    Bennetts T

    Thought I toss in my 2 bob's worth with a plausible explanation for the colour change in your timber.

    I'll offer the suggestion that the colour change probably relates to the...
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    Sigidi, is that Kauri pine? I didn't see a...

    Sigidi,

    is that Kauri pine? I didn't see a name mentioned, maybe I missed it
    Cam
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    Hi Old1955 thanks for the welcome, like the...

    Hi Old1955

    thanks for the welcome, like the site heaps of information, quality discussion and useful feedback.

    I rebuilt my 880 a while ago, a tank of straight unleaded scoured the bore...
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    Hi CQvillas sad to hear such a tale about a 090....

    Hi CQvillas
    sad to hear such a tale about a 090.
    Have a 880 with 30 inch bar you can have a look at if you like. strapped to a granberg mk 3 at present, did a good Kauri log recently for practice...
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