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    WANTED:QLD. I have some, plus other Rosewoods. What size are...

    I have some, plus other Rosewoods. What size are you after?
  2. Thread: Tea tree

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    Depends on which Tea Tree, there are a few, but...

    Depends on which Tea Tree, there are a few, but they do take a long time to dry due to the oil content (similar issues with Olive). Take some photos
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    Seal them well, both love to crack

    Seal them well, both love to crack
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    WANTED:QLD. I have dry Osage Orange in log form (150-300...

    I have dry Osage Orange in log form (150-300 ida) and although cracked, you should be able to get what you need from them. I do not have Purpleheart, but have Pink Gidgee instead. It may get...
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    So sorry to hear Peter. Don't get on here that...

    So sorry to hear Peter. Don't get on here that much anymore so miss quite a few of the announcements. A lot of us old Forumites are getting to that age where we are all vulnerable to all the crap...
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    Must have missed this thread. Looks definitely...

    Must have missed this thread. Looks definitely like Ironwood to me, same species as Cooktown Ironwood, except this is usually called NT Ironwood :D

    I have a fair bit from my last trip to the NT,...
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    SOLD: How fast do you need it gone? I'm interested,...

    How fast do you need it gone? I'm interested, but won't be down in Melb for another month
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    I have a few 10V woodturning chisels. Here's a...

    I have a few 10V woodturning chisels. Here's a link with info on the steel and how to sharpen Cindy Drozda, Tool Steel
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    After flattening post casting and sanding to 400...

    After flattening post casting and sanding to 400 I tend to do a float coat of self levelling clear coating epoxy (warning - if both parts are not clear, then it's not clear coat. Maybe fine on dark...
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    Sorry Matt I missed this thread but I see you got...

    Sorry Matt I missed this thread but I see you got what I consider to be the whitest timber in Aus NIH.

    If you are after some more white timber I have Doughwood (Melicope elleryana) that is very...
  11. Blackwood or one of the many other Acacias

    Blackwood or one of the many other Acacias
  12. There are many trees that have medullary rays,...

    There are many trees that have medullary rays, but I can't say any of the palms have them, so I tend to agree that description is a memory error.

    The bark is very distinctive though and could be...
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    Depends on timber species, size and how dry it is...

    Depends on timber species, size and how dry it is to start with. I use my dehydrator or my smoker oven on low temps to start with when green for reasonably stable timber. I often start at 30 for a...
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    Actually no, it stinks but only lasts a day, then...

    Actually no, it stinks but only lasts a day, then again I like it :rolleyes:
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    I've been applying inside the house in the lounge...

    I've been applying inside the house in the lounge room with the aircon on if it's too hot or humid.
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    I use Rustins Plastic Finish, water/heat/chemical...

    I use Rustins Plastic Finish, water/heat/chemical resistant and you can achieve flat/satin/gloss finish.

    The timber will stop cracking provided it is completely dry. Just because it's an old log...
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    Got to ask, why 1/4" ???

    Got to ask, why 1/4" ???
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    Wow if only I had the room, beautiful old beast...

    Wow if only I had the room, beautiful old beast of a saw
  19. Thread: Goblets

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    +1 Rustins Plastic Finish

    +1 Rustins Plastic Finish
  20. Thread: Timber ID

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    Sheoak, not sure of which one

    Sheoak, not sure of which one
  21. Thread: Teak Vanity

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    I'm making 2 bathroom basin/bowls at the moment...

    I'm making 2 bathroom basin/bowls at the moment out of timber and resin. One out of Aus Red Cedar with Turqoise resin, the other Budgeroo with Antique Copper resin, both inside size diameter 400 x...
  22. Thread: Jacaranda

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    WANTED:A.C.T. Ah crap, didn't see that. You could try and talk...

    Ah crap, didn't see that. You could try and talk to him, he may post some of it
  23. Thread: Jacaranda

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    WANTED:A.C.T. That's what post is for. Not much difference to...

    That's what post is for. Not much difference to me on the Gold Coast or Mapleman used to be. I buy timber from around the world
  24. Thread: Jacaranda

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    WANTED:A.C.T. See Jacaranda slabs...

    See Jacaranda slabs
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    It's available from Carrols CWS Store - Rustins...

    It's available from Carrols CWS Store - Rustins Plastic Coating
  26. Thread: Jacaranda

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    WANTED:A.C.T. Short answer is yes. What are you after?

    Short answer is yes. What are you after?
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    Cherry can easily spalt, like a lot of timbers,...

    Cherry can easily spalt, like a lot of timbers, the is the start of rotting



    Must have been Northern Silky? Southern Silky rots quickly and the bugs can be an issue. Just turning some bedroom...
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    I use Rustins Plastic Finish, as it doesn't stain...

    I use Rustins Plastic Finish, as it doesn't stain nor mark easily, and is food safe once set. You can achieve satin or full gloss. You put on a number of coats just 1 hr apart (check instructions...
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    If it I tight grain I just leave it in a...

    If it I tight grain I just leave it in a sheltered but ventilated area to dry. Burl has grain going in all directions, so there is no point sealing any of it, indeed being that wet you run the risk...
  30. Thread: Jacaranda

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    To be honest I don't remember, but most of my...

    To be honest I don't remember, but most of my stuff gets a lacquer finish, these days clear car lacquer, but back then it may have been Nitro Cellulose Lacquer (satin)
  31. Thread: Jacaranda

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    Great score :cool: You will find the older trees...

    Great score :cool: You will find the older trees have a dark honey colour once seasoned, in lieu of the normal lighter colour, and as you have found full of figure.

    I scored some branches of an...
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    Definitely bolted down, with M20 chemset bolts...

    Definitely bolted down, with M20 chemset bolts into the concrete slab
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    HEADS UP Is Ubeaut into camping now???

    Just saw this in one of my camping groups

    Scoop! Bushwakka U-Beaut - Pat Callinan's 4X4 Adventures
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    DEATH NOTICE He will be missed. Was only talking to him a...

    He will be missed. Was only talking to him a week or 2 before he passed.
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    I have a Woodfast3040 and it can turn up to 800mm...

    I have a Woodfast3040 and it can turn up to 800mm dia bowl blanks and 600 diameter x 1m long spindle blanks. Here is one of my latest blanks being lifted onto the lathe, a 750mm long 600mm dia Silky...
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    LOL ok. I did find one photo of the White...

    LOL ok. I did find one photo of the White Bauhinia I scored. Mind you the ends, bleeding with sap, just painted with PVA at the time

    500779
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    FREE: NSW Shame your in Sydney, I would have loved some

    Shame your in Sydney, I would have loved some
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    Got to remember Red and White Bauhinia grow in...

    Got to remember Red and White Bauhinia grow in the same area, so others growing around doesn't necessarily mean that's what you have. My thoughts of White Bauhinia is based on the timber sapwood...
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    Unfortunately I put my White Bauhinia in a steel...

    Unfortunately I put my White Bauhinia in a steel drum of water to cure slowly whilst I was away for 13 moths travelling. The water went acidic and reacted with the steel drum effectively making...
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    Hi FW, the timber and bark do not look like Red...

    Hi FW, the timber and bark do not look like Red Bauhinia, the Red Bauhinia (Lysiphyllum carronii) has a thick sapwood and a relatively small dark hardwood. It looks more like White Bauhinia...
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    Ive got quite a few species of Ebony and can fix...

    Ive got quite a few species of Ebony and can fix you up with something. I'm on Nerang on the Gold Coast and have a heap of other species. So if your up for a drive your welcome to call in. Best to...
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    SOLD: I'll take them if acejas doesn't take them

    I'll take them if acejas doesn't take them
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    Only totally encapsulating it, but the...

    Only totally encapsulating it, but the encapsulating medium needs to be strong/flexible enough for the timber's movement. Stabilising removes movement due to moisture but nothing removes the...
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    Ok to stabilise properly you need to dry the...

    Ok to stabilise properly you need to dry the timber to 0%MC (drying at over 100C until it stops losing weight, and then a few more hours). You then cool in sealed bags so they don't take on...
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    SOLD: Hi David, long time no see due to COVID. I'll...

    Hi David, long time no see due to COVID.

    I'll take them. can you please PM bank details and I'll do a transfer
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    Very nice. Like all fruit and nut trees, it...

    Very nice.

    Like all fruit and nut trees, it will love to crack, so needs to be cut down and sealed well fast
  47. I've had many a vegetable oil go rancid in the...

    I've had many a vegetable oil go rancid in the cupboard. Not sure about Olive Oil, my understanding is it too has a use by date once opened, most don't last that long to worry about.

    Used to be a...
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    QUEENSLAND Dam, I was in Bris yesterday. I'm interested...

    Dam, I was in Bris yesterday.

    I'm interested in the Supplejack and Black Gidgee. Although bark looks wrong for BG, where's it from, doesn't grow this side of the Island? But many Acacias called...
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    Nice, but not cheap

    Nice, but not cheap
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    definitely, I use wood screws.

    definitely, I use wood screws.
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