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  1. HEADS UP Geez Euge you are in the know. I've been waiting...

    Geez Euge you are in the know. I've been waiting for the announcement about it being published for ages, but haven't heard anything
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    Geez at 71 you are doing well :U I certainly...

    Geez at 71 you are doing well :U

    I certainly recommend you get your logs off the ground, your back won't last long bending over like that :roll:
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    I was under the impression it was caused by...

    I was under the impression it was caused by stress due to flexure on older trees, hence why on a lot of species underneath large branches, and on closed grained timber tree trunks in high wind areas....
  4. maybe, but never seen a straight section longer...

    maybe, but never seen a straight section longer than then half a meter, it really meanders all over the place
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    Ah now that makes sense, was looking at second...

    Ah now that makes sense, was looking at second photo
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    End grain does not look like Huon

    End grain does not look like Huon
  7. So if your growing your own, and can wait the 80...

    So if your growing your own, and can wait the 80 or so years to get to a decent size, break a few branches off early or drill a hole at a fork :U:U
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    So cool mate, heap of effort in that one, looks...

    So cool mate, heap of effort in that one, looks great
  9. Heaps around the creeks in northern NSW where I...

    Heaps around the creeks in northern NSW where I get my wild lemon tree burls. The lemon have thorns, cockspurs have huge ones, plus just to make sure you get tangled there are also wild raspberry...
  10. Not a Neem, leaves are wrong Could be yellow...

    Not a Neem, leaves are wrong

    Could be yellow or red Poinciana, even Jacaranda have similar leaves. Guess you'll have to wait for the flowers
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    To start with, that's not Huon Pine. I'd just be...

    To start with, that's not Huon Pine. I'd just be applying some thin CA, the good stuff from woodworking shops not the cheap $2 crap, then sand and refinish it.
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    Beautiful work mate, love the finish

    Beautiful work mate, love the finish
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    NO, absolute waste of money IMHO. I always epoxy...

    NO, absolute waste of money IMHO. I always epoxy in my mechanisms and never use a recess. I also check the size of the openings and cut off the ribs if necessary, may be fine on softwoods but...
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    +1, the only ones to use Actually the...

    +1, the only ones to use




    Actually the Crushgrinds are cheaper than the knock-off's, weird but I think it is more about where they are sold
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    If you want max $s then yes identify, sand and...

    If you want max $s then yes identify, sand and finish blanks. If your selling in a hurry and just want them gone so money is in your pocket, no, rough sawn only. But then local blanks don't expect...
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    TASMANIA Fiddle? All I can see are saw marks. Can you...

    Fiddle? All I can see are saw marks. Can you plane a side to see any fiddle?
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    Same same. MTC Wood Wizard...

    Same same. MTC Wood Wizard This ref does refer to densities of only up to 1155kg/m3 but the stuff I used to use back in the NT was way harder/heavier. Here is a table I made from 100 year old...
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    Could be Malaysian Batu, it comes in a yellow to...

    Could be Malaysian Batu, it comes in a yellow to red-brown and very dense, used to be used often on wharf structures/staircases/house roofing in Darwin when I was there in the 90's. Was imported by...
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    Beautiful job Brad :cool: Always wanted to get...

    Beautiful job Brad :cool:

    Always wanted to get into kitless but never got there. One day maybe ....
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    I let the resin set in the container, then loosen...

    I let the resin set in the container, then loosen it by flexing the container, then pull it out. Provided you use the softer opaque plastic containers, not the rigid clear ones, it doesn't stick...
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    Thanks for the info. My computer is down and Iím...

    Thanks for the info. My computer is down and Iím using my phone. Not sure why but canít see all the photos when using my phone, another reason I donít get on here much anymore. Looks like I have to...
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    Iíve seen pics of many winners in various...

    Iíve seen pics of many winners in various categories, but who won the overall best in show?
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    Yes they do fall apart but there is a pod of...

    Yes they do fall apart but there is a pod of sorts. You can stabilise them for use, but they need to be shrink wrapped before they are dried, not an easy nor short process.
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    There were plenty of the WA Banksias for sale at...

    There were plenty of the WA Banksias for sale at Maleny, sorry I don't remember who though.

    If you get desperate I have some of the larger WA ones, plus Swamp Banksia pods and Eastern Coastal...
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    Yes Megapoxy is the only true low...

    Yes




    Megapoxy is the only true low exotherm epoxy available in Aus that I am aware of, however, others are being developed. The maximum thickness depends on the total volume of pure resin. ...
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    I do a number of river/resin hybrid tables and...

    I do a number of river/resin hybrid tables and use Megapoxy HX. For the form I use Corflute I get from my local plastic supplier for ~$20 for a 2.4x1.2 sheet and silicon as the sealant. It doesn't...
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    ah Musk Burl yum

    ah Musk Burl yum
  28. Thread: Boonaree

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    Friend buddy pal, I know someone that could cast...

    Friend buddy pal, I know someone that could cast it for you, I'd give back some of it :rolleyes:
  29. Thread: More Lychee

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    Certainly looks like some beautiful colours in...

    Certainly looks like some beautiful colours in that one, whether it lasts is another question. The splaying certainly also looks good, the tree was probably on its last legs

    I scored a heap from...
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    Resembles Jarrah, associate of Mulga. ???? ...

    Resembles Jarrah, associate of Mulga. ????

    Plus which Mulga are you referring to? There are actually many Mulga's, not yet but soon to be subdivided up into subspecies, due to the variation in...
  31. Are the old common name issues. Personally...

    Are the old common name issues.

    Personally I've always called Acacia rhodoxylon as Inland Rosewood or Brown Spearwood, and the Alectryon oleiofolius as Western Rosewood or Boonaree.

    As for...
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    QUEENSLAND I'm interested but have very limited funds so...

    I'm interested but have very limited funds so probably out of my reach. What sort of $'s were you thinking about?
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    Iím here on site 67. Anyone who comes are welcome...

    Iím here on site 67. Anyone who comes are welcome to drop in
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    Both the above are Aussie natives. Just to add...

    Both the above are Aussie natives.

    Just to add more confusion is the African native Carissa spinarum that also grows in Qld and also known as Conkerberry and Current Bush. Sorry I don't know its...
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    I have some old Queen Ebony (very black) that is...

    I have some old Queen Ebony (very black) that is over 400mm long, but nothing like 150x25, if I did you couldn't afford it :U

    I'm not sure what the string thing you are making is?

    If you just...
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    what size Derek?

    what size Derek?
  37. This is a 2017 thread :rolleyes:

    This is a 2017 thread :rolleyes:
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    Dumped :cry4:

    Dumped :cry4:
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    Certainly looks amazing. What species of Banksia...

    Certainly looks amazing. What species of Banksia is it?
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    I was going to say it looks like some sort of...

    I was going to say it looks like some sort of spalting.half a dozen pieces

    Can't say I've seen any waxy spots in the Pennyleaf pieces I've had (or currently have)but I've only had half a dozen...
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    I have 9 species of Ebony (or so called) but no...

    I have 9 species of Ebony (or so called) but no burl. Can't see why Ebony trees couldn't have burls, I have seen others claiming they have some, so yours could well be.

    Having said that, burls...
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    Wasn't this one by Ken? 452630

    Wasn't this one by Ken?
    452630
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    So similar to Gidgee by the looks

    So similar to Gidgee by the looks
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    Haven't used a pen mill in 15 years. Keeping...

    Haven't used a pen mill in 15 years. Keeping them sharp enough as not to tear the grain is the biggest issue. I use use the big disc sander to get them near enough for turning, then after turning,...
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    Like most Acacias, the burl is pretty rare,...

    Like most Acacias, the burl is pretty rare, lovely stuff to find
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    N.S.W. Payment made and PM sent

    Payment made and PM sent
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    N.S.W. Works for me mate, I'll take it. Please PM your...

    Works for me mate, I'll take it. Please PM your bank details and I'll direct deposit. I'll PM my details too
  48. How do you make the wand without a lathe? I...

    How do you make the wand without a lathe?

    I can cut your blanks to what ever size you want from what ever species, but you would be buying the whole blank/log etc. Price depends on species and...
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    N.S.W. I'll take it if I can afford the postage. How...

    I'll take it if I can afford the postage. How much to Nerang Gold Coast?
  50. I'm on the Gold Coast at Nerang and a wood...

    I'm on the Gold Coast at Nerang and a wood collector of numerous species from Aus and around the world. Not quite sure what you'd want 20-25mm sq x 15" for but I have 11.5t in pen blanks/turning...
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