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    Timber framed windows and doors - how to?

    Hi, hoping for some directions on how to make timber framed doors and windows.
    Taking on an owner builder house in ~2 years time (plus 2 years build time!)
    I have a reasonable quantity of celery...
  2. G'day Crispy I work for the company that is...

    G'day Crispy
    I work for the company that is salvaging timber from Lake Pieman on west coast of Tassie and have a bit to do with the milling and drying.
    The eucalypt, myrtle, blackwood, celery top,...
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    Hydrowood Celery Top Pine

    G'day All

    High quality Celery Top Pine logs will be up for tender later this week at hydrowood.com.au if anyone is interested :)
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    G'day JohnG Great explanation of selective...

    G'day JohnG
    Great explanation of selective harvest in euc forest in a stand of (presumably) mixed species that is silviculturaly receptive to that harvest method. However, selective harvest doesn't...
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    G'day Emit From the photos it appears as though...

    G'day Emit
    From the photos it appears as though the growth rings are not that far apart, about what I see regularly in native forest blackwood. However, colour variation between boards is all over...
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    Thanks for the replies :) I'm leaning towards...

    Thanks for the replies :)
    I'm leaning towards the A3-31 as the AD is perhaps ~3K more, money that could go towards other gear!
    Another question, does anyone run a power feeder with their A3-31? I'm...
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    JohnG, there are a number of issues you have...

    JohnG, there are a number of issues you have wrong and I feel necessary that they be corrected. Firstly, a monoculture plantation on a long rotation for sawlog is far more environmentally friendly...
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    HYdrowood Timber Sales

    Hi All
    Hydrowood on-line sales can be viewed at hydrowood.com.au - Timber has been sourced from the salvage of flooded forest within Lake Pieman on the west coast of Tassie. Rough sawn kiln dried...
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    Hammer A3-31 or Felder AD-531

    G'day All
    Been saving my pennies for some time and wish to buy a quality jointer / thicknesser that will last the rest of my woodworking days (shed space limited so seperate machines not an option)....
  10. Thread: Hydrowood Timber

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    Hydrowood Timber

    For anyone interested in some unique salvaged timber, check out hydrowood.com.au
    They are salvaging eucalypt, blackwood, myrtle, celery top, sassafras, leatherwood and possibly huon pine from Lake...
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    Caution

    Please be cautious of claims made by a particular promoter of Blackwood plantations. A recent post on their website claims an extremely high price paid for a plain Blackwood log: it was in fact...
  12. Thread: Blackwood pics

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    Truly fantastic pieces, the challenge is...

    Truly fantastic pieces, the challenge is successful drying and blackwood perhaps one of the more forgiving timbers in this regard.

    Keep milling :2tsup:
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    G'day Dadpad Have to agree with you, Red...

    G'day Dadpad

    Have to agree with you, Red Ironbark does need high stockings in the order you suggest for selection ratio. Great timber tree for low to medium rainfall sites and as you say, it's...
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    Plan for Success

    G’day MAI

    How have you gone about planning for your property? If you haven’t already done so the following will need attention.

    Lodgment of a Plantation Development Notice with the Local...
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    G'day MAI Private Forests Tasmania's farm...

    G'day MAI

    Private Forests Tasmania's farm forestry series on blackwood, cypress, eucs and radiata I'm aware of, I actually wrote them for PFT.

    Stu :)
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    RE Blackwood Stocking and Further Info

    G'day MAI

    I don't want to sound negative but I know Gordon reasonably well and he is totally off the mark with his idea of planting only 200 blackwood / ha for commercial plantations. There are no...
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    Unusaul Species

    G'day MAI

    Try contacting the Otway Agroforestry Network for info on those species. Silky oak and River She-oak are attractive timbers with stunning medullary rays. Don't quote me on it but I've...
  18. Thread: Blackwood pics

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    G'day Mapleman I've milled something similar...

    G'day Mapleman

    I've milled something similar from a rough blackwood in Tassie. What you have looks great. What you can get out of some logs that the bigger millers wouldn't touch is interesting,...
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    RE Timeless Timber

    There was a time when the following example was considered a great concept that originated in NZ and the idea then taken up by growers in Tasmania. Plant 2-3 rows of Radiata pine close together with...
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    G'day MAI Look into Pinoak (can't remember the...

    G'day MAI

    Look into Pinoak (can't remember the Latin name) if my memory is correct. It can be observed in suburban Melb and regional Vic and often has great form. Don't know about growth rates or...
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    Response to Timeless Timber

    Myself and many others have shown that blackwood can provide positive economic returns, even on 40 year rotations with no cash flows from thinnings early in the rotation. There is published info out...
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    G'day Dadpad Must admit I'm not familiar with...

    G'day Dadpad

    Must admit I'm not familiar with the soils of NE Vic where the FFORNE plantings are located. I am familiar with the basalt soils of high rainfall areas of TAS, south Gippsland and the...
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    G’day Dadpad and MAI, just catching up on a few...

    G’day Dadpad and MAI, just catching up on a few of your posts.

    With respect to site, rainfall etc. Blackwood does require ~1000mm+ for good growth and I wouldn’t recommend sites with much less....
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    Thanks BobL, much appreciated info.:)

    Thanks BobL, much appreciated info.:)
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    Timboz, genetics may well be a contributing...

    Timboz, genetics may well be a contributing factor. Dry conditions can also be significant. Do you have dry seasonal conditions? Any plantation development should be on lower slopes and along gullies...
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    G'day again Timboz Without knowing your area...

    G'day again Timboz

    Without knowing your area I'm going to have a stab at why they are getting belted by the borers (we get them down here too, no doubt different buggers though). Measure the basal...
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    Thanks John Great info, look forward to...

    Thanks John
    Great info, look forward to announcement regarding clearvue in Oz.
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    BobL, thanks for the reply. Had a quick look at...

    BobL, thanks for the reply.
    Had a quick look at the Clearvue website and the smallest unit is a 5hp at ~$1600 US$ (I'm guessing $3,000+ landed here). I wish to make 1 quality extractor purchase to...
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    G'day Timboz You're right, northern Aust...

    G'day Timboz
    You're right, northern Aust provenances perform well in China, southern don't. By the way, not too many people would know that, have you had anything to do with the Blackwod Industry...
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    MWE-251AX Cyclone

    G'day All
    Anyone own / know anything about quality and effectiveness of the Major Woodworking Equipment MWE-251AX Auto Cyclone dust extractor. 2hp 240v, rated to 1600 cfm, claimed 99.97% filtartion....
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    Insurance for a small scale plantation is not...

    Insurance for a small scale plantation is not worth the expense. Fire and wind are the two risks. I've seen Blackwood recover from mild fires and in a well managed plantation I'd suggest the risk is...
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    G'day Shedbound Your right, Blackwood hates wind...

    G'day Shedbound
    Your right, Blackwood hates wind when young and severely reduces height growth and form. However, it can be fixed with a mixture of faster growing eucs to provide shelter. The photos...
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    Blackwood is an interesting species. There have...

    Blackwood is an interesting species. There have been a number of provenance trials, mostly in NZ. Low elevation NW Tassie seedlots show the best form and growth but advantage is relatively small. NZ...
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    G'day Mapleman Blackwood can often be seen...

    G'day Mapleman
    Blackwood can often be seen growing in pure stands, yet form is nearly always poor with retained branch stubs resulting in little if any recoverable clearwood. As a single species...
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    Farm Forestry Specialist

    Hi All
    I'm a forester with a special interest in farm forestry for commercial wood production and aesthetics. My area of expertise is Blackwood and Yellow stringybark, plus a few other species. I've...
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    Picea sitchensis

    Hi, Sitka spruce is generally a slow growing softwood of cold northern hemisphere climates. I've seen it growing in NZ but nothing spectacular. Don't know anything about the particular seedlot but...
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