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  1. Mexican Fern tree looking at the trunk and...

    Mexican Fern tree looking at the trunk and leaves...MM:)
  2. Thread: End of an Era

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    THANK YOU I'd like to echo well wishes to you and your wife...

    I'd like to echo well wishes to you and your wife as well, Evan
    Your wit and intellect will be sorely missed on this forum
    Please don't be a stranger on here and stay engaged in one form or another...
  3. Don't forget to wax end seal the log or sawn...

    Don't forget to wax end seal the log or sawn product as i noticed a little bit of degrade happening...MM:)
  4. Milling these big old logs with a Lucas mill is...

    Milling these big old logs with a Lucas mill is always a joy
    Because of the growth ring orientation,and swing blade capability,, a clever miller will extract well over 25% quarter sawn of total sawn...
  5. Volume is 4.156m3 thereabouts A log that size...

    Volume is 4.156m3 thereabouts
    A log that size and shape should yield around 2 sawn cube
    Around 50% recovery is a realistic volume
    A reasonable amount of quarter sawn material too
    Very sound...
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    Great customer service

    Went to Total Tools at Morayfield a few weeks ago and purchased a few items, and was taken back by their customer service...brilliant!
    Back there again today, and as usual,staff were incredibly...
  7. Wow...what feckless remarks...astounding:~...

    Wow...what feckless remarks...astounding:~
    Woodworking is for folk of ALL ages and certainly isn't gender specific...MM:)
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    Glorious grain there Greg Absolutely lovely...

    Glorious grain there Greg
    Absolutely lovely figure throughout :q
    Can't offer a definitive answer though Myrtle is a realistic proposition IMO...MM:)
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    A species of Allocasuarina i suspect...MM:)

    A species of Allocasuarina i suspect...MM:)
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    Love these ones...MM:q

    Love these ones...MM:q
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    Gabriel the colours in Camphor are simply second...

    Gabriel the colours in Camphor are simply second to none...and it can be incredibly figured too!
    I really do have a great appreciation for this species...MM:)
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    Camphor 'From the Vault'

    Here's some of my favourite Camphor pics
    Truly a magnificent timber this...MM:)
  13. Only ever milled one Crows Ash tree but it was a...

    Only ever milled one Crows Ash tree but it was a reasonable size
    By memory around 1000mm plus d.b.h and like yours urban salvaged
    I highly suggest that you quarter saw the log in its entirety as...
  14. Thread: Mango Art

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    Mango Art

    Here's some of my favourite Mango pics for those that haven't seen them before...MM:)
  15. Thread: Boonaree

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    Really interesting grain Gabriel...thanks for...

    Really interesting grain Gabriel...thanks for sharing...MM:2tsup:
  16. Thread: Elm Log

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    VICTORIA Hi PaintMan Could you advise what type of Elm...

    Hi PaintMan
    Could you advise what type of Elm this is.
    Cracker of a log b.t.w...MM:)
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    Plenty of figure in that fellow Jason:2tsup:...

    Plenty of figure in that fellow Jason:2tsup:
    Good to see you salvaging from the fire too:;
    Stump wood always delivers quality...MM:)
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    Fiddleback Camphor Laurel

    Here's some pics of a piece of Camphor Laurel 'Stump' that i dressed today
    Delightful colours coupled with heavy fiddleback :q
    One of my favourite woods...MM:)
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    Marvellous contribution Euge...i will hopefully...

    Marvellous contribution Euge...i will hopefully get a bundle sent off tomorrow too...MM:2tsup:
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    Blanks have been sent Poundy...should arrive in...

    Blanks have been sent Poundy...should arrive in your p.o box by friday...MM:)
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    Would be happy to donate a bundle of highly...

    Would be happy to donate a bundle of highly figured Aussie blanks if needed...just a thought as i appreciate it is such a worthy cause...MM:)
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    Will include these fiddleback Camphor Laurel...

    Will include these fiddleback Camphor Laurel 'stump' blanks to the mix Poundy...MM:)
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    Most likely Pete as long as postage cost wasn't...

    Most likely Pete as long as postage cost wasn't prohibitive :B...MM:)
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    Hi Euge...and cheers buddy! Species are the...

    Hi Euge...and cheers buddy!
    Species are the usual suspects...Australian Blackwood/Coachwood/Gutta Percha/Marblewood(Acacia Bakeri) and Mango.
    Will be sending Poundy a couple more species as well to...
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    I'll include a few more then :;...all yours...

    I'll include a few more then :;...all yours Poundy...p.m me your address mate and will dispatch early next week...MM:2tsup:
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    6 of the Best...FREE!

    Offering a small pack of 6 Fiddleback pen blanks...FREE!
    Seasoned ready to turn...all very highly figured :) and superb quality
    All 150mm long x 25mm x 25mm square
    Just say 'i'll take them' and...
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    QUEENSLAND Yes Xanthostemon melanoxylon...not a true Ebony...

    Yes Xanthostemon melanoxylon...not a true Ebony and is a Genus within in the family Myrtaceae...more closely related to the Pendas of North Qld...MM
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    Nice work there Claude...i like 'em...MM:2tsup:

    Nice work there Claude...i like 'em...MM:2tsup:
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    Keith Flint...Prodigy

    Wow...news just in Keith Flint from Prodigy had died :o
    Loved this band...sad sad news :no:
    'Light up the sky' was probably my favourite song in recent times
    Gutted..R.I.P mate...MM :(
  30. Thread: Echidna

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    Cheers for the pic Mr Brush...that is...

    Cheers for the pic Mr Brush...that is priceless...what a cutie...MM:2tsup:
  31. Thread: Echidna

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    Echidna

    Was fortunate enough to spot this little critter wandering around the garden this morning...an Echidna!
    Don't often come across them so regarded this experience as quite a treat
    What wonderful...
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    Extraordinary...MM :?

    Extraordinary...MM :?
  33. Thread: Gutta Percha

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    Always good for a yarn mate...will give you a...

    Always good for a yarn mate...will give you a tingle...MM:)
  34. Thread: Gutta Percha

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    Sure can Neil...805kgm3 at 12%mc...MM:)

    Sure can Neil...805kgm3 at 12%mc...MM:)
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    Really like them Claude...MM:)

    Really like them Claude...MM:)
  36. Thread: Lace Banksia

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    Jason here's a few pics of Banksia Integrifolia...

    Jason here's a few pics of Banksia Integrifolia stump wood to enjoy!
    Great colours with a hint of lace...MM:)
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    A large number of Flindersia species are around...

    A large number of Flindersia species are around or above 700kgM3 at 12%
    Age and growing conditions of a tree can have profound affects on density...there is often great variability within a...
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    Not yet but will try and find some pics...MM

    Not yet but will try and find some pics...MM
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    Here's a pic of Yellowwood Ash Similar colour...

    Here's a pic of Yellowwood Ash
    Similar colour and figure...MM:)
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    Always difficult to identify timber without...

    Always difficult to identify timber without knowing its provenance...obviously leaves/bark and bole form are a huge help too.
    Silver Silkwood,or Putts Pine/Paddy King Beech is a fairly obscure...
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    No doubt because of its high silica...

    No doubt because of its high silica content?...MM:)
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    Absolutely agree...given Tassie species like Huon...

    Absolutely agree...given Tassie species like Huon and King Billy are becoming harder to source,particularly high quality in longer lengths.Politics,bushfires and other factors will have a huge impact...
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    $20 a super is reasonable if the quality is...

    $20 a super is reasonable if the quality is good...a lot of variables to consider when pricing timber too...species availability,seasoned or g.o.s,is it plain or highly figured,quarter or...
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    In other words around $8,472m3...(423.6 super...

    In other words around $8,472m3...(423.6 super feet to a sawn cube)...MM:2tsup:
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    The crotch sections will turn up a treat...

    The crotch sections will turn up a treat Phily...good to see you retained some for yourself too...MM
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    Here's some pics (the 2 wider boards are quarter...

    Here's some pics (the 2 wider boards are quarter sawn) from a specimen around 1200mm D.B.H...you may not want to part with any of it now :rolleyes:...very pretty timber and from a mature tree the...
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    Paulownia dries rapidly and without too much...

    Paulownia dries rapidly and without too much degrade...very stable stuff.
    Though best quarter sawn!
    Also often displays nice figure (fiddleback) around crotch sections
    A tree this size will...
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    Dementia is indeed a terrible affliction :( My...

    Dementia is indeed a terrible affliction :(
    My mothers mental and physical health has deteriorated significantly over the past couple of years...and quite rapidly too
    From barely recognising me 3...
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    Your welcome Feckit...happy milling mate...MM:)

    Your welcome Feckit...happy milling mate...MM:)
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    If Macadamia Genus then species likely to be...

    If Macadamia Genus then species likely to be Integrifolia...MM
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