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    Good buy thumbsucker. :2tsup: Though the wood...

    Good buy thumbsucker. :2tsup:
    Though the wood parts look damaged keep them as its likely a nice rosewood and when re-glued and cleaned up will look like new.
    May come back as a tool collector one...
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    READ ME! Wow Ian, what a Bugga! Sorry to hear that. The...

    Wow Ian, what a Bugga! Sorry to hear that.

    The Mango isn't here here I can tell you that. Others may have some ideas about what went wront. E-go should know surely?
    If you you want a "wood fix"...
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    Hi Doug, my attendance is looking less likely. I...

    Hi Doug, my attendance is looking less likely. I hoped that I would be in city the day of and around your BBQ.
    Now it seems I will be too far away and distracted by other important matters to...
  4. Thread: River red gum

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    VICTORIA Very nice mate. Mostly WA woods tho' (not the...

    Very nice mate.

    Mostly WA woods tho' (not the Red Gum, like those you're selling) EXCEPT the last one. Is that typical of the slabs you were selling?

    So, I stick to what I said ... clean up...
  5. Thread: River red gum

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    VICTORIA Too much wood? No such thing many say. "Nice...

    Too much wood? No such thing many say. "Nice problem to have" is right!
    Yep, I've enjoyed that feeling myself for many years but eventually it must end and the "grand divestment" (my term) must...
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    VICTORIA Feel for you Ian, hope its not financial pain... ...

    Feel for you Ian, hope its not financial pain...

    Buyers come and go with their specific interests. As you are a good turner you will (or can) convert these into lovely bowls with higher value....
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    Wow Gab, you certainly have found new way to...

    Wow Gab, you certainly have found new way to impress. They are all fantastic, and dramatic. Stunners
    Of course I have a propensity for the more woody ones eg #5 and #6 the conkerberry,

    Keep...
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    Bloody FANTASTIC is all I can say. I have enjoyed...

    Bloody FANTASTIC is all I can say. I have enjoyed the ride and the destination.

    Thank You ... its been worth it.

    Euge
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    VICTORIA ALL SOLD THANK YOU, LOOKERS & BUYERS Euge

    ALL SOLD

    THANK YOU, LOOKERS & BUYERS

    Euge
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    VICTORIA Thanks Jeff, I will wrap, weigh them tomorrow...

    Thanks Jeff,

    I will wrap, weigh them tomorrow and advise you the total for payment by PM. They are too long to send in a standard satchel

    Thanks, Euge

    PS: Got your PM
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    VICTORIA Thanks Cal, Got you PM Expect to get them to...

    Thanks Cal, Got you PM
    Expect to get them to you in post tomorrow. Cheers Eugene
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    VICTORIA Here are 2 blocks or Australian BLACK BEAN...

    Here are 2 blocks or Australian BLACK BEAN blocks.
    Dry, No faults, no sapwood, nice black-brown growth rings which distinguishes this species.

    These would make nice salt / pepper grinders or...
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    VICTORIA Australian Black Bean (two offers)

    Hi fellow members,

    Iím offering 3 wide boards of dry, backsawn figured Australian BLACK BEAN, once a highly favoured cabinet timber.
    Suitable for boxes & smaller projects. One side of one board...
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    You're welcome. Just went back and saw the...

    You're welcome.

    Just went back and saw the lovely pen you made from this same species. This arvo I cut a bit for tool handles (but not as lacey as that above).
    Its amazing how much paler...
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    Arguably, Harry is also the most active member &...

    Arguably, Harry is also the most active member & contributor to IWCS as well.
    Many turnings are in his specialty (those oriental looking) lidded boxes for our forthcoming meeting in Canberra. ...
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    The Nature & Beauty of Needlewood

    Wondered if I should put this in the Turning Forum or Wood Forum, but decided that it belonged here where we can appreciate the beauty of this species from this ssmall lab of Hooked Needlewood, Hakea...
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    Dear Boxmakers, Some of you have made...

    Dear Boxmakers,

    Some of you have made comments and expressed some interest and even asked some questions but no one has offered any DESIGN IDEAS & SUGGESTED associated and estimated costs.
    ...
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    VICTORIA Pleasure to meet you too ... and thanks for the...

    Pleasure to meet you too ... and thanks for the Black Palm personal delivery :)
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    Suggest you "Google Fungicides for Wood ď and...

    Suggest you "Google Fungicides for Wood ď and read what others say about the subject

    Moisture is what fungi need to grow and usually love sapwood most. Worst is when wood is very wet ie first 6...
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    VICTORIA Please PM your payment requirements

    Please PM your payment requirements
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    VICTORIA Sold That is ..... "I'll take it" .. Thanks :)

    Sold

    That is ..... "I'll take it" .. Thanks :)
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    Hi Ironwood, I am not backpeddling but trying to...

    Hi Ironwood, I am not backpeddling but trying to extend my comments constructively from a aesthetic point of view.

    Hidden complexities in creations - my view on these as 'pieces of art' / beauty,...
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    Book Like Box Example

    OK here is a book-like box, not suitable for my purpose with the olde vials but it shows how one friend went about it.
    It was primarily a way of displaying an unusual wood maybe because I do a lot...
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    Book Like Box Example

    Here is a book-like box a Canadian IWCS friend made for me some 20 years ago. Its was not long after an unusual shrub attracted a lot of attention for its unusual patterned heartwood. (The species...
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    Hmmmm...I briefly considered the idea of an...

    Hmmmm...I briefly considered the idea of an embossed leather exterior but that would add a lot of cost and hide the wood (although it adds interest) so it is a possibility. Not looking for a...
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    Sounds good to me. I don't mind, especially if...

    Sounds good to me. I don't mind, especially if others benefit from it or if something innovative is presented in concept, during building and at the end.

    Euge
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    Wonderful work Ironwood. You wont get criticisms...

    Wonderful work Ironwood. You wont get criticisms from me, just adulations.
    (Because I don't turn & can't appreciate the difficulties you faced or skills required, I'm unqualified to criticise)
    To...
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    Hi Feckit, Have sent you a PM. I invite other...

    Hi Feckit,

    Have sent you a PM. I invite other members with novel ideas, critcisms & comments or limiations for consideration to make them. The budget is reasonably flexible if design really...
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    Attention Box Makers - An unusual Commission

    Attention Box Makers - A Commission

    Is anyone willing to make a custom-made Apothecary Box for me?
    It could have a swing-out cover / lid with pull out drawers. Something that emulates this...
  30. Looks like a bargain to me!! But what would I...

    Looks like a bargain to me!!

    But what would I know, when I don't use any chisels, ever! Just like the look of fine tools and using them is always a pleasure.
    These ooze quality and distinction...
  31. Hi Lee Roy, I'm not a commercial supplier,...

    Hi Lee Roy,

    I'm not a commercial supplier, just reducing my wood diverse stocks. I found one board of US maple that may be OK, or it may be too narrow.
    Its 5 x 3/4 x 84". Obviously ex a 1" board...
  32. SPECIAL INVITATION to IWCS Conference - Canberra October 2019

    Special Invitation to Woodwork Forum Members

    IWCS (International Wood Collectors Society) is having its next meeting in Canberra from 14-18 October 2019 on outskirts of Canberra, at the Ibis...
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    That's why many common (local) names are...

    That's why many common (local) names are ambiguous. That's why those in the know (eg foresters) use more that one word eg Red Lancewood.
    Some lancewoods are not Acacia species and nothing like them...
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    I agree with my quote for different reasons (none...

    I agree with my quote for different reasons (none related to colour). They chose "Red Lancewood" for good reason

    My opinion is the same as that of Qld Forestry* for this species. Local names are...
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    Hi CD... Here is what woods of Acacia peuce...

    Hi CD...

    Here is what woods of Acacia peuce (left) and Acacia crombiei (right) look like....

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    Both from largish trees ...
    Left the waddywood was VERY old, long dead and...
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    Here are some pics requested 460411 460412 ...

    Here are some pics requested

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    Unfinished to show approx features and colour. One on far right taken in sunlight, others in workshop. See descriptions above.
    1. Above:...
  37. HEADS UP Cava asked for a pics of the book. Here are 3...

    Cava asked for a pics of the book.

    Here are 3 .....

    one of the colourful cover (note: there are no other images inside)
    one of contents (some 90+ pages) and
    one of a page showing DEAD...
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    Cant see the connection with these pics of...

    Cant see the connection with these pics of "gidgee" with the topic (Dead Finsh) CD.

    Neither do they look like Waddywood (A peuce) or Purple or Pink Gidgee (A. crombei) to me. Both these grow to...
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    Never seen Acacia tetragonophylla as "decent...

    Never seen Acacia tetragonophylla as "decent tree" in Qld or elsewhere... always been a spreading shrub 2 - 4 m, twisted & multi-stemmed. Some occasionally small trees.
    Then again (rarely) some...
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    Paul, Archidenropsis basaltica , otherwise...

    Paul,

    Archidenropsis basaltica , otherwise know as Red Lancewood (or confusingly, dead finish)
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    Hi Peter, Gary & Brad, This species is called...

    Hi Peter, Gary & Brad,

    This species is called wait-a-while because it bails you up if you come close with it's thin, pointy / prickly phyllodes (as quite a few inland acacias do).
    The acacias in...
  42. HEADS UP Hi chambezio PM sent with details you need...

    Hi chambezio

    PM sent with details you need for a copy of the book.
    It is a listing of names for Australian Trees and Shrubs. No pictures.

    Cheers, Euge
  43. HEADS UP Itís a revision of the other additions with...

    Itís a revision of the other additions with updated names for trees & shrubs. At $20 good value IMO. But its not a picture book for identifying plants. Botanical identifications available on line or...
  44. HEADS UP Yes you can. Did I send you a pm? If not...

    Yes you can. Did I send you a pm? If not apologise. I will in next day or two with details. I will need your name & address (by PM) thanks for your interest & support for IWCS in correctly naming...
  45. WANTED:VIC A friend of mine MAY be able to offer some help...

    A friend of mine MAY be able to offer some help with milling. He is some 20 km NE of Kyneton. He has a portable mill
    Not sure if he is willing and able to help but you could ask. Will PM you some...
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    Hi Luke, good to hear from you. :) When I raised...

    Hi Luke, good to hear from you. :) When I raised this subject it was meant to inform / clarify what I knew about "dead finishĒ ie not to question any one identity. It was more a rhetorical question,...
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    Ian, I was saying it my own way... not wishing to...

    Ian, I was saying it my own way... not wishing to suggest the gauges were a different species at all, or that a mistake was made. My comments referred to features of this one species, (colour, dark...
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    Hi Ian. Beautiful tools Ian, a credit to you...

    Hi Ian.

    Beautiful tools Ian, a credit to you skills and wood used.

    The second pair of gauges you made have those dark lines that I referred to in my first post . It described the most common...
  49. HEADS UP Thanks for letting me know Doug. Some 7 other...

    Thanks for letting me know Doug.
    Some 7 other individual orders were posted today and the remainder will be posted tomorrow.
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    What is Dead Finish ?

    What is Dead Finish?

    We often hear references to trees/ shrubs and their woods called DEAD FINISH. What is it? Good question.

    There are a number of species (not varieties) that are given that...
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