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    Hi Craig, I can offer a wide selection of...

    Hi Craig, I can offer a wide selection of figured and pretty wood panels for box lids... if you want something different.
    Contact me by PM if interested,

    Euge
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    I am not a turner but can briefly describe the...

    I am not a turner but can briefly describe the wood. From what I know, its white-pale brown and of medium density and relative fine texture with little figure in straight sections. Not sure if that...
  3. Agree re the Gazebo idea will keep rain off and...

    Agree re the Gazebo idea will keep rain off and allow airflow and later reduce direct sun. You may be able to find one second hand.
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    New Sellers should ALWAYS READ RULES first, ...

    New Sellers should ALWAYS READ RULES first,
    Advertise SIZE, quantity and SELLING PRICE and
    Answer ALL expressions of interest PUBLICLY, in the order they are received.
    Correspondece should be...
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    As you say Ian, fiddleback figure is uncommon in...

    As you say Ian, fiddleback figure is uncommon in Mulga. So, I was surprised and delighted when I cut this log, one I have had for years.

    The common "mulga" (Acacia aneura) may be split by western...
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    Here is an example of fiddleback in a log of WA...

    Here is an example of fiddleback in a log of WA Mulga for comparison.
    It was cut 12 mths ago along a natural check in the wood, so heart is a bit messy. Face it coated to reduce changes and enhance...
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    Looking forward with great interest how this...

    Looking forward with great interest how this journey goes for you, and what you produce and how they sound.
    Enjoy the journey Cal and please take us with you. Thanks

    Eugene
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    VICTORIA Hi Pedro Thanks for you PM with address...

    Hi Pedro

    Thanks for you PM with address details. I have posted the plane well wrapped to you today,
    Postage & handling $16 and expect you will have it next Mon. The wood may need and oil and the...
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    VICTORIA Here are some pics as requested. $60 + post by...

    Here are some pics as requested. $60 + post by satchel in Australia

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    VICTORIA Ok Pedro Its yours. Thanks Will be sent in a...

    Ok Pedro Its yours. Thanks

    Will be sent in a Satchel. (Need to check and see if I can get to a PO legally and properly.)

    I have some original Japanese sharpening stones (unused) if you're...
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    VICTORIA No because I already reduced it from $275, but I...

    No because I already reduced it from $275, but I will accept $230 plus postage.
    If you are interested let me know, no hurry.

    Euge
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    I agree, it does look like Tulip Oak .. but...

    I agree, it does look like Tulip Oak .. but density is a bit low. Most Tulip Oaks are denser ... typically 800-900 kg/ m3
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    Cant see any pics. A suggestion: one of the...

    Cant see any pics.

    A suggestion: one of the best ways (better than posting pics of wood with almost no features, like hoop pine ) is to get some authentic hoop pine and compare them - hardness,...
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    VICTORIA Price reduced to $250

    Price reduced to $250
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    VICTORIA HNT Gordon Smoothing Plane

    HNT Gordon Smoothing Plane in Cooktown Ironwood with a HSS blade ..... unused, as new

    Can be used as a scraper.

    $275 + postage (Australia) $25

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    More Tenor Ukuleles - Wild with Grain

    This is intended to show some what I call wild instruments. Wild with the grain!

    I've seen commercial instruments with painted finishes but in some cases wood can provide all the decoration...
  17. Thread: A Tenor Ukulele

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    Here a few more selected pics of parts of this...

    Here a few more selected pics of parts of this tenor Uke ... for the love of wood

    Cheers, Euge

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  18. Thread: A Tenor Ukulele

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    Thanks Cal, the wood choice was Richards,...

    Thanks Cal, the wood choice was Richards, endorsed by me. I've offered or given him some “wild” woods almost daring him to use them! Some have ended up in ukes, others in electric guitars. If you...
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    Great to see all is OK with you Cal. Busy is good...

    Great to see all is OK with you Cal. Busy is good in these times (distraction). Ive been busy feeding and managing another Page with tree & wood information (non commercial).

    My uke is done and...
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    Sorry about your loss of a post Dallas. :( It...

    Sorry about your loss of a post Dallas. :( It has also happened to me a few times and when a lot of time or effort goes in, it IS annoying.

    I am glad it was interesting, different and...
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    Very Nice Brad, thanks for sharing. I wondered...

    Very Nice Brad, thanks for sharing.

    I wondered how it might turn out, as the wood is quite pale, hence name. Yet here it is finished, a mid brown. Some background follows.

    It was first cut...
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    Where are you Cal? Hope you and yours are all...

    Where are you Cal?
    Hope you and yours are all OK
    Euge
  23. Thread: A Tenor Ukulele

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    Thanks John As suggested I will definitely...

    Thanks John

    As suggested I will definitely have a look at the link provided. Yes, there are always "upsides" to even the worst of events.
    Today, I took some more photographs (close up for teh...
  24. Thread: A Tenor Ukulele

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    Our red cedar may be questioned as a tone wood by...

    Our red cedar may be questioned as a tone wood by some, but slow grown & quarter sawn its very good IMO. More importantly in Richard;s opinion whose tonal perception is much better than mine. I liked...
  25. Thread: A Tenor Ukulele

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    Anticipating questions the luthier Richard...

    Anticipating questions the luthier Richard provided the following…quoting:

    "In terms of the timbers and workability etc, the full timber spec is:

    Australian Red Cedar. Easy to work but need to...
  26. Thread: A Tenor Ukulele

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    Gaz ukes, None of these timbers came from...

    Gaz ukes,

    None of these timbers came from you, though quality blackwood is still to be found this is my very old stock. I've always urged Richard to be experimental and he is. I've supplied him...
  27. Thread: A Tenor Ukulele

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    A Tenor Ukulele

    Well my Tenor Ukulele has finally arrived, delivered this morning. Although I have 2 guitars, one Fender strat, other a Maton electric acoustic for many years, and play them occasionally to maintain...
  28. Thread: Possibles

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    A nice selection of beautiful woods Peter. I...

    A nice selection of beautiful woods Peter.
    I hope they give you much pleasure turning. We look forward to seeing the resulting pens.
    Confinement may have its rewards, Euge
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    Agree

    Agree
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    Smell is a powerful identification tool even if a...

    Smell is a powerful identification tool even if a clue. Never underestimate it especially helpful with softwoods.
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    I don't think its an exotic like pine or spruce...

    I don't think its an exotic like pine or spruce from the shaving and other pics.

    NZ has a few native softwood species that match your description. That's where having good (ie reliable) reference...
  32. If cypress you would know from its fragrant...

    If cypress you would know from its fragrant cypress-like smell of a freshly cut surface.
  33. Thread: Conkerberry

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    Beautiful work and wood Peter. Well done :)...

    Beautiful work and wood Peter. Well done :)
    (Maybe its time to post some more short logs or half logs for pen-makers for sale? No spines or snakes included)
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    That wood colour shown above is much closer to...

    That wood colour shown above is much closer to what I know of this species, even though density is not quite high enough.
    My measurements (on the block I showed) are about 1.42 g/cc.
    The turned...
  35. Thread: Sheoak platter

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    Just beautiful SMIFE! In every way.

    Just beautiful SMIFE! In every way.
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    I am having a uke made for me by a local luthier...

    I am having a uke made for me by a local luthier from Australian woods that I supplied to him.
    Fretboard will be figured Western Myall, the sound board of figured Aust red cedar, sides & back of...
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    As you say members of this society IWCS have...

    As you say members of this society IWCS have authentic samples. (I've been an active member for 30 years and writer about desert woods and trees for that long too.)

    Here below is a pic of a branch...
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    The pics posted of the fence post do NOT look...

    The pics posted of the fence post do NOT look like waddywood to me. The most characteristic feature of this old wood is its very dark purple colour, not how it works, finishes etc. Nor does the...
  39. Thread: Waddywood

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    Sorry, I'm not aware of anyone selling crafts...

    Sorry, I'm not aware of anyone selling crafts made / sold of waddywood. (I'm sure they are out there). There is an Australian IWCS site but its not for buying selling advertising of wood or crafts....
  40. Thread: Waddywood

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    Sorry for my slow response. I've been distracted....

    Sorry for my slow response. I've been distracted. I've not seen the seeds of waddywood available for sale. Its a very slow growing and now threatened species in some areas. Its very hardy and not...
  41. Maybe Hoop Pine which was a popular for joinery I...

    Maybe Hoop Pine which was a popular for joinery I believe in Qld
  42. Thread: Where do I cut?!

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    Best to ID from foliage / flowers / fruits or...

    Best to ID from foliage / flowers / fruits or buds of a tree. Bark can help confirm. Wood color density appearance can help confiirm id. Good quality pics, ie close ups in focus are best for ID. ...
  43. It looks like an ebony to me (there are many)....

    It looks like an ebony to me (there are many). Some from PNG look like that
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    Sorry about the missing words in my post. (Was in...

    Sorry about the missing words in my post. (Was in a hurry and could not edit when I tried.)

    Knifemakers and woodworkers are always looking for exception appearance and performance IMO. The...
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    Cant add of use to this great conversation. Just...

    Cant add of use to this great conversation. Just a bit of technical trivia.

    Some years ago I used to import high end steels for (knifemakers). These were made by Crucible USA who made a range of...
  46. Thread: Health Warning

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    Don't wish to add to the bad news around but you...

    Don't wish to add to the bad news around but you should know and be reminded

    TOXICITY of WOOD

    When fires end, the damaged trees and forests will be tempting to wood gatherers.
    Speak about...
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    Methyl eugenol, and similar PHENOLIC chemicals...

    Methyl eugenol, and similar PHENOLIC chemicals are in this wood oil conferring the properties mentioned above AND likely interfering (chemically) with coatings adhesives and resins (some which use...
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    There is little benefit in attempting an id when...

    There is little benefit in attempting an id when one can see so liitle clean wood from fresh clean cuts … not sanded aged wood. Although it looks vaguely familiar, I just cant see distinguishing...
  49. Thread: Musk and Green

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    Market? Maybe the wealthier greener yuppies in...

    Market? Maybe the wealthier greener yuppies in the cities. Maybe try someone who sells crafts as city farmers markets.
    Don't under price them. Lots of cheap pens out there. Stand out from these...
  50. VICTORIA Hi James, will take BOTH so ... Leave as they...

    Hi James, will take BOTH so ...

    Leave as they are, 2 boxes (one with original mixed offcuts) AND the second with these box lid material to same address.

    Thanks,
    Euge
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