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    WANTED:N.S.W.. I have a number of Spalted Red Ash slices, but...

    I have a number of Spalted Red Ash slices, but only 100-120 wide x 25 thick x 250-300 long for $10-$20 each. I don't get on here much anymore and about to leave to head south this week. If...
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    WANTED:SA. I've got an almost perfect donut burl, around dia...

    I've got an almost perfect donut burl, around dia 400mm, from half way up a small tree (dia 100) that came down in the mini cyclone that hit The Gap in Brisbane ~10 years back(?). The trees up here...
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    Thanks Paul, email sent

    Thanks Paul, email sent
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    I have quite a few slabs for sale in Camphor...

    I have quite a few slabs for sale in Camphor Laurel, Blue Gum, Budgeroo, Red Ash, Crows Ash, Red Cedar, Doughwood and Mango. I'm in Nerang on the Gold Coast not far off the motorway.

    You are...
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    If you use: steel wool/vinegar/old tea bag you...

    If you use: steel wool/vinegar/old tea bag you can ebonise most timbers as the tea bag provides the tannins but most eucalypts or acacias ebonise well. I use Qld Blackwood most of the time because I...
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    Sorry I don't have any. Apparently a couple of...

    Sorry I don't have any. Apparently a couple of species too come under the name.

    Richard why are you chasing it? Sounds really risky to play with, although maybe whilst green (like our Gutta...
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    Triton TR001 with broken housing

    My old big Triton router had a stuck router bit, done up too tight, and the housing around the stop cracked as I tried to loosen it. Ended u getting the bit out by using monkey wrench on the main...
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    I have some but the longest length is around...

    I have some but the longest length is around 300mm.

    Why do you want it for legs anyway? You'd be better off using normal Redgum and ebonising it to suit.
  9. The timber sounds a bit like Umbrella tree,...

    The timber sounds a bit like Umbrella tree, rapidly drying leaving a decent void in the middle
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    Stabilising with stabilising resin (like Cactus...

    Stabilising with stabilising resin (like Cactus Juice) is a process that replaces any air voids (at the microscopic/cellular level, not cracks or voids) with resin. This means the timber will no...
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    Aluminium sheet pressed cut and unfolded to form...

    Aluminium sheet pressed cut and unfolded to form a honeycomb shape. It is used in air-conditioning and aircraft manufacturing amongst other things.

    It can be cast with epoxy, under pressure after...
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    I planted a Black Bean in y back yard 20 years...

    I planted a Black Bean in y back yard 20 years ago and it's now ~250mm dia, flowering and dropping crap loads of seeds, sing out if anyone wants some. I figure with 8" of sapwood I doubt it would be...
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    Lightning strike can twist the grain

    Lightning strike can twist the grain
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    Looking good mate. You could also try one of...

    Looking good mate. You could also try one of those Kallenshaan laser inlay kits of the USA/Aussie flag (whatever client is after) as a cap
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    Yes I still have some left over, but not for sale...

    Yes I still have some left over, but not for sale I'm afraid, and I got it on a one off deal from a Chinese supplier.
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    I have quite a few species collected over the...

    I have quite a few species collected over the years, but as others have said, from a rarity perspective. I also dry quite a few timbers in water containers in the hot months in an attempt to avoid...
  17. one hell of a gift, introduce me :D

    one hell of a gift, introduce me :D
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    As Euge says like many other desert Acacias. ...

    As Euge says like many other desert Acacias. There are 2 types in WA and the one from QLD is different again but all the same species (at present). The main difference is colour and size. All are...
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    Beautiful mate. We are all getting too old for...

    Beautiful mate. We are all getting too old for this sort of stuff :rolleyes:
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    QUEENSLAND I'm very interested Bob. Can you send me your...

    I'm very interested Bob. Can you send me your contact details, or give me a ring on 0417 782 204 to discuss further, I could drive up today
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    When you say covered, is it just covered over the...

    When you say covered, is it just covered over the top, or completely covered with a tarp or something? If the latter, take the tarp off as the wood is sweating. White wood need plenty of air...
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    WARNING, Cat lovers do not read Way way back...

    WARNING, Cat lovers do not read

    Way way back when I was in uni I took a shooting trip with a mate around Taree (heaps of relations down there). After dealing with various foxes/rabbits on the...
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    Now you got me thinking. I've got a dia 500mm...

    Now you got me thinking. I've got a dia 500mm chunk of Dead Finish from QLD that I thought was the Acacia one, perhaps not, but wasn't the Red Lancewood one
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    And just to add to the confusion, the Acacia...

    And just to add to the confusion, the Acacia tetragonophylla in WA is different to the one in Qld. The WA one more a twisted stumpy shrub with trunk only 3-4", where as the Qld one grows into a...
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    Yes exactly. I glue mine in and sand off the...

    Yes exactly. I glue mine in and sand off the recess luggs. I even cut off the the small splines/ribs
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    Geez you really know how to make a guy drool...

    Geez you really know how to make a guy drool
    :tongueroll:
  27. HEADS UP Yeh I can understand. I've been chasing Morris...

    Yeh I can understand. I've been chasing Morris at every meeting we have up here, but missed the last one, so typical missed the feedback.

    Look forward to seeing the new one as I use my current...
  28. 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....
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    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
  34. 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
  36. 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...
  37. 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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