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    Thanks for you comments and answers James, ...

    Thanks for you comments and answers James,

    Great system you have going there!

    To answer your question, though I have not been involved in the lab formulation, my response is based on other...
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    Hi James, Hope you don't mind a few...

    Hi James,

    Hope you don't mind a few reflective comments. Your generous and helpful offer is for larger mill operators. (Iím not after any wax-based end sealer as only cut re-saw small quantities...
  3. Thread: Pens wanted

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    Please post pics of the finished pens ... we all...

    Please post pics of the finished pens ... we all love beautiful woods (and pens) :)
  4. Thread: Pens wanted

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    Hi Ironwood. Wish it was me with that stash...

    Hi Ironwood.

    Wish it was me with that stash of beautiful wood destined (at least some) for pens. I have my own private stash of course, but sadly I am not a pen turner and don't plan to be one....
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    Good you have choice now. :) You could use...

    Good you have choice now. :)

    You could use River Red Gum (modern kind) or your Forest Red Gum (your blue gum) both which have nice figure and which ebonise due to high tannin content. The red Gum...
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    VERY impressive ... wood and presentation. Wow!

    VERY impressive ... wood and presentation. Wow!
  7. Looks like a Proteacea (maybe a Grevillea,...

    Looks like a Proteacea (maybe a Grevillea, Stenocarpus or similar). All have nice wood with rays
    That's from the variable shaped leaves. Photo of FLOWERS would help id it..
  8. Thread: Laburnum

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    Laburnum is a temperate NOT a tropical species...

    Laburnum is a temperate NOT a tropical species Neil, a cool climate like we get in Vic and UK Europe. Its a traditional leguminous species used for small decorative items eg oyster veneers. Its a...
  9. Thread: NZ Rimu

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    VICTORIA Hmmmm... musta missed the buyer :) Just a...

    Hmmmm... musta missed the buyer :)

    Just a thought, did you read the advice above Dazza? I guess the buyer was not a member and could not say "I'll take it" ... too many possibilities

    Cheers...
  10. Thread: Beefwood

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    Inland Beefood

    Very nice MM.

    I've been cutting (and writing) about it lately myself. :)
    My stock seem to be much darker (a very dark red) than those you show, although I know cameras can adjust colour. Like...
  11. Thread: Laburnum

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    Richard, you might do better if you wait for...

    Richard,

    you might do better if you wait for a better offer after someone has done some pruning or cut one down. This one was 30-40 yrs old and from either botanic gardens or an old established...
  12. Thread: Laburnum

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    Richard, Sadly I don't have any small logs or...

    Richard,

    Sadly I don't have any small logs or you could have them gratis. Just one block, bark is long gone. I trimmed the log when I got it to roughly square it up, but it has since cracked and...
  13. Thread: Laburnum

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    Interestingly, this is the first wood I purchased...

    Interestingly, this is the first wood I purchased from Rare Woods when they started out about 30 yrs ago. As you all know they closed shop some years ago. From them I bought a small, short cracked...
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    I wanted to hold back my comments to see how the...

    I wanted to hold back my comments to see how the different opinions flowed. Interesting

    Yes, it certainly looks like Black Bean to me as well from the pics supplied. This is where authentic...
  15. Thread: Sunflowers

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    Great post MM. Never knew they had a perfume....

    Great post MM.
    Never knew they had a perfume. Wonderful flowers & great symbols of hope. So appropriate in these days of FIRE & HEAT

    Thanks Euge
  16. Feckit, Reminds me of a few woods I've dried...

    Feckit,

    Reminds me of a few woods I've dried in years past eg Adansonia (Boab) and Brachychiton (Kurrajong) ... both useless IMO for wood work but they and this species may fill well with resin,...
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    JW, You could use Queen Ebony as a nice dense...

    JW, You could use Queen Ebony as a nice dense near black wood (not an ebony) but in the same Family (Myrtaceae) as Red Gum (ie the eucalypts).
    Its available from a guy in Qld not far from you and...
  18. Thread: WHITE BOX Burl

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    Ok Ian, can hold it but you have been warned ......

    Ok Ian, can hold it but you have been warned ... although it "turns beautifully" (if it makes it to your lathe) you may not like "sharpening your expensive high end turning tools every 2 minutes" ...
  19. Yes poundy, I thought so too.... as long as there...

    Yes poundy, I thought so too.... as long as there is a NET decrease I still see the trend as downsizing :)
    Sometimes opportunity and beauty "knocks" & is still irresistible to me. Cant sell some...
  20. Thread: WHITE BOX Burl

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    Hahaha ... no, my WC (Tungsten carbide tipped...

    Hahaha ... no, my WC (Tungsten carbide tipped TCT) bandsaw blade handled it OK.
    But you are right, it like most of the eucalypt box woods, is VERY hard but wood is worth it IMO.
  21. Robinia pseudoacacia (Robinia or Black Locust)

    Have obtained some nice local Robinia (short logs & half logs) for turning etc. Its also called Black Locust. All of it is still green ...
    Thought I would share pic of one crotch piece with nice...
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    Well he was half right ... look at the other end!...

    Well he was half right ... look at the other end! :U
  23. Thread: WHITE BOX Burl

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    WHITE BOX Burl

    Cut up some nice dry White Box burl yesterday ... (I liked what I saw)
    some blocks and a few pen banks were the result .... examples below. Larger blocks were coated, even though they were dry
    ...
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    Something Different

    Found while walking a country town in Gippsland
    (I thought) ... Is this what happens when wood wants to explode or open up like a book?
    I though as I reached for the phone camera

    464134
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    Surprised you haven't had any offers of help or...

    Surprised you haven't had any offers of help or supply JW.
    I never had long lengths or milled wood in this species. I provided all the help I could.
    Like any red gum it must be kiln dried or you...
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    ANYONE GOING PAST: Glad this pickup by Ian went well, even if in...

    Glad this pickup by Ian went well, even if in cold rain we managed the loading into his ute without any problems. All the boards fitted with 1/2" to spare.
    I was also advised that the delivery was...
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    Bloody beautiful Ian, well done and a credit to...

    Bloody beautiful Ian, well done and a credit to you.
    Jarrah is well known for it coarse grain and natural fissures / features that add character.
    Should sell well. Cheers
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    IMPORTANT Rather than removing a post... (maybe it cant be...

    Rather than removing a post... (maybe it cant be done except by administrators / moderators)... how about just posting "SOLD". That finishes it
    Old sales can be useful to buyers and sellers
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    ANYONE GOING PAST: Ok Ian, Friday late morning or early afternoon is...

    Ok Ian, Friday late morning or early afternoon is best for me. Let me know by text which suits you. Cheers
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    ANYONE GOING PAST: Hi Ian and Thumbsucker, I have just returned...

    Hi Ian and Thumbsucker,

    I have just returned home from Malcoota and will be home for next 2 days then back to Melb for Tues., before returning on Wed. for few days

    The lengths are ~6 ft (1.81...
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    I lean more towards a walnut (Juglans sp) also,...

    I lean more towards a walnut (Juglans sp) also, especially black walnut (Juglans nigra). I do not think its a native Australian species, although there are some with dark heartwoods like this (most...
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    Striking and so unique Brad! truly a "Wow!" pen

    Striking and so unique Brad! truly a "Wow!" pen
  33. HEADS UP Hi Brian Send me your details & address and I...

    Hi Brian

    Send me your details & address and I will send you details for transfer and the booklet

    Thanks and regards, Euge
  34. Quote: The wood is light, soft and of low...

    Quote: The wood is light, soft and of low durability. Of little value, it is sometimes used for fuel or to make charcoal...

    Maybe no interest to turners or furniture makers but as a curiosity wood...
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    Here is an example of a cross-grained eucalypt (a...

    Here is an example of a cross-grained eucalypt (a box) which shows a very old weathered log, but a good example of how such cross grain grows in alternating directions in some eucalypts. This results...
  36. Thread: Back into it

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    Very nice Gary ... always enjoy seeing wood in...

    Very nice Gary ... always enjoy seeing wood in pens.
    The "slimline" is not my favourite style becauase its so "straight" & doesnt show enough wood but you have done them all justice. Thanks for...
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    Love the the last 2 shots showing the beautiful...

    Love the the last 2 shots showing the beautiful WA sheoak figure & colour that its renowed for ... NICE! :2tsup:
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    Ian, May I suggest you treat it as you would...

    Ian, May I suggest you treat it as you would Gidgee, Mulga etc or any other desert acacia. Very fine grained, slow growing etc. Its likely not to be completely dry (due to its size) even though its a...
  39. Japanese (Hokkaido) Calligraphy Box circa 1930

    Japanese (Hokkaido) Calligraphy Box circa 1930

    As I often say, I am not a woodworker but an admirer of wood and wood in items. It this case a gift from a lady friend for a birthday 4years ago....
  40. It might be worth having a short TEST board or...

    It might be worth having a short TEST board or TEST block that part of the stack that can be removed occasionally to WEIGH. You could have more that one. But the idea is that it should be...
  41. Thread: Hydro timber

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    In my view the answer is yes/no (as the young...

    In my view the answer is yes/no (as the young today say) : Yes, their desirability can be from their history, mystery and age (ie the story that can be told / spun (truthfully) about them eg if they...
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    Yes agree with Acco, it does look like olive. ...

    Yes agree with Acco, it does look like olive.
    The cross section also looks like "Caragana" from a shrub (also called Siberian Pea) that grows in Canada
  43. Your oak was milled on a hot windy day so surface...

    Your oak was milled on a hot windy day so surface checks from rapid surface drying is expected. (Moisture can't move to surface quick enough). That should stabilise when draughts and heat is reduced...
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    Again Doug, my apologies for not being able to be...

    Again Doug, my apologies for not being able to be there today.
    I do hope you all have a fantastic day and you don't burn the snags Doug with all the distractions around you :U

    best wishes Euge
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    Thanks Andrew, that DID work. Appreciate your...

    Thanks Andrew, that DID work.

    Appreciate your assistance :)
  46. What a great story and finish (well almost) .....

    What a great story and finish (well almost) .. the beer is a good finish I bet after a hard 2 days of milling, stacking and unstacking. Well done. At least you have some beautiful wood to show for it...
  47. Well I was invited to the sawing of this Oak log...

    Well I was invited to the sawing of this Oak log at Nilma (nearby) Ö. I arrived twice but missed Thumbsucker & the mill operator.

    But I did see the log first hand, twice, at 50% cut and 70 % cut...
  48. HEADS UP Yes, still plenty of copies available. I have...

    Yes, still plenty of copies available. I have sent you details by PM.
    Benefits are to IWCS.

    Thanks for your request

    Eug
  49. The end grain (parenchyma) looks like a Corymbia...

    The end grain (parenchyma) looks like a Corymbia eg Spotted Gum though its usually darker. Just a guess

    If Spotted Gum it should have these features (from the net)



    Sapwood: white and...
  50. HEADS UP Thanks Cam. Have your PM & have responded. When...

    Thanks Cam. Have your PM & have responded. When payment confirmed will send, probably tomorrow.

    Cheers, Euge
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