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    VICTORIA HNT Gordon Smoothing Plane

    HNT Gordon Smoothing Plane in Cooktown Ironwood with a HSS blade ..... unused, as new

    Can be used as a scraper.

    $275 + postage (Australia) $25

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    More Tenor Ukuleles - Wild with Grain

    This is intended to show some what I call wild instruments. Wild with the grain!

    I've seen commercial instruments with painted finishes but in some cases wood can provide all the decoration...
  3. Thread: A Tenor Ukulele

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    Here a few more selected pics of parts of this...

    Here a few more selected pics of parts of this tenor Uke ... for the love of wood

    Cheers, Euge

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  4. Thread: A Tenor Ukulele

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    Thanks Cal, the wood choice was Richards,...

    Thanks Cal, the wood choice was Richards, endorsed by me. I've offered or given him some “wild” woods almost daring him to use them! Some have ended up in ukes, others in electric guitars. If you...
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    Great to see all is OK with you Cal. Busy is good...

    Great to see all is OK with you Cal. Busy is good in these times (distraction). Ive been busy feeding and managing another Page with tree & wood information (non commercial).

    My uke is done and...
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    Sorry about your loss of a post Dallas. :( It...

    Sorry about your loss of a post Dallas. :( It has also happened to me a few times and when a lot of time or effort goes in, it IS annoying.

    I am glad it was interesting, different and...
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    Very Nice Brad, thanks for sharing. I wondered...

    Very Nice Brad, thanks for sharing.

    I wondered how it might turn out, as the wood is quite pale, hence name. Yet here it is finished, a mid brown. Some background follows.

    It was first cut...
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    Where are you Cal? Hope you and yours are all...

    Where are you Cal?
    Hope you and yours are all OK
    Euge
  9. Thread: A Tenor Ukulele

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    Thanks John As suggested I will definitely...

    Thanks John

    As suggested I will definitely have a look at the link provided. Yes, there are always "upsides" to even the worst of events.
    Today, I took some more photographs (close up for teh...
  10. Thread: A Tenor Ukulele

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    Our red cedar may be questioned as a tone wood by...

    Our red cedar may be questioned as a tone wood by some, but slow grown & quarter sawn its very good IMO. More importantly in Richard;s opinion whose tonal perception is much better than mine. I liked...
  11. Thread: A Tenor Ukulele

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    Anticipating questions the luthier Richard...

    Anticipating questions the luthier Richard provided the following…quoting:

    "In terms of the timbers and workability etc, the full timber spec is:

    Australian Red Cedar. Easy to work but need to...
  12. Thread: A Tenor Ukulele

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    Gaz ukes, None of these timbers came from...

    Gaz ukes,

    None of these timbers came from you, though quality blackwood is still to be found this is my very old stock. I've always urged Richard to be experimental and he is. I've supplied him...
  13. Thread: A Tenor Ukulele

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    A Tenor Ukulele

    Well my Tenor Ukulele has finally arrived, delivered this morning. Although I have 2 guitars, one Fender strat, other a Maton electric acoustic for many years, and play them occasionally to maintain...
  14. Thread: Possibles

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    A nice selection of beautiful woods Peter. I...

    A nice selection of beautiful woods Peter.
    I hope they give you much pleasure turning. We look forward to seeing the resulting pens.
    Confinement may have its rewards, Euge
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    Agree

    Agree
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    Smell is a powerful identification tool even if a...

    Smell is a powerful identification tool even if a clue. Never underestimate it especially helpful with softwoods.
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    I don't think its an exotic like pine or spruce...

    I don't think its an exotic like pine or spruce from the shaving and other pics.

    NZ has a few native softwood species that match your description. That's where having good (ie reliable) reference...
  18. If cypress you would know from its fragrant...

    If cypress you would know from its fragrant cypress-like smell of a freshly cut surface.
  19. Thread: Conkerberry

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    Beautiful work and wood Peter. Well done :)...

    Beautiful work and wood Peter. Well done :)
    (Maybe its time to post some more short logs or half logs for pen-makers for sale? No spines or snakes included)
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    That wood colour shown above is much closer to...

    That wood colour shown above is much closer to what I know of this species, even though density is not quite high enough.
    My measurements (on the block I showed) are about 1.42 g/cc.
    The turned...
  21. Thread: Sheoak platter

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    Just beautiful SMIFE! In every way.

    Just beautiful SMIFE! In every way.
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    I am having a uke made for me by a local luthier...

    I am having a uke made for me by a local luthier from Australian woods that I supplied to him.
    Fretboard will be figured Western Myall, the sound board of figured Aust red cedar, sides & back of...
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    As you say members of this society IWCS have...

    As you say members of this society IWCS have authentic samples. (I've been an active member for 30 years and writer about desert woods and trees for that long too.)

    Here below is a pic of a branch...
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    The pics posted of the fence post do NOT look...

    The pics posted of the fence post do NOT look like waddywood to me. The most characteristic feature of this old wood is its very dark purple colour, not how it works, finishes etc. Nor does the...
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    Sorry, I'm not aware of anyone selling crafts...

    Sorry, I'm not aware of anyone selling crafts made / sold of waddywood. (I'm sure they are out there). There is an Australian IWCS site but its not for buying selling advertising of wood or crafts....
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    Sorry for my slow response. I've been distracted....

    Sorry for my slow response. I've been distracted. I've not seen the seeds of waddywood available for sale. Its a very slow growing and now threatened species in some areas. Its very hardy and not...
  27. Maybe Hoop Pine which was a popular for joinery I...

    Maybe Hoop Pine which was a popular for joinery I believe in Qld
  28. Thread: Where do I cut?!

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    Best to ID from foliage / flowers / fruits or...

    Best to ID from foliage / flowers / fruits or buds of a tree. Bark can help confirm. Wood color density appearance can help confiirm id. Good quality pics, ie close ups in focus are best for ID. ...
  29. It looks like an ebony to me (there are many)....

    It looks like an ebony to me (there are many). Some from PNG look like that
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    Sorry about the missing words in my post. (Was in...

    Sorry about the missing words in my post. (Was in a hurry and could not edit when I tried.)

    Knifemakers and woodworkers are always looking for exception appearance and performance IMO. The...
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    Cant add of use to this great conversation. Just...

    Cant add of use to this great conversation. Just a bit of technical trivia.

    Some years ago I used to import high end steels for (knifemakers). These were made by Crucible USA who made a range of...
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    Don't wish to add to the bad news around but you...

    Don't wish to add to the bad news around but you should know and be reminded

    TOXICITY of WOOD

    When fires end, the damaged trees and forests will be tempting to wood gatherers.
    Speak about...
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    Methyl eugenol, and similar PHENOLIC chemicals...

    Methyl eugenol, and similar PHENOLIC chemicals are in this wood oil conferring the properties mentioned above AND likely interfering (chemically) with coatings adhesives and resins (some which use...
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    There is little benefit in attempting an id when...

    There is little benefit in attempting an id when one can see so liitle clean wood from fresh clean cuts … not sanded aged wood. Although it looks vaguely familiar, I just cant see distinguishing...
  35. Thread: Musk and Green

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    Market? Maybe the wealthier greener yuppies in...

    Market? Maybe the wealthier greener yuppies in the cities. Maybe try someone who sells crafts as city farmers markets.
    Don't under price them. Lots of cheap pens out there. Stand out from these...
  36. VICTORIA Hi James, will take BOTH so ... Leave as they...

    Hi James, will take BOTH so ...

    Leave as they are, 2 boxes (one with original mixed offcuts) AND the second with these box lid material to same address.

    Thanks,
    Euge
  37. VICTORIA You have my address details for the other pink...

    You have my address details for the other pink box of blocks to send as well.
    Probably best to send these 2 items separately ... its the box lid woods I have been looking for. Thanks James :2tsup:...
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    I take this in leiu of the extras I asked for with other box James. Thanks
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    VICTORIA James, your PM box is full... cant send message...

    James, your PM box is full... cant send message until you clear or delete some to make space
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    VICTORIA Thanks James, Mostly figured Tas woods preferred...

    Thanks James, Mostly figured Tas woods preferred (if you have them) with maybe some of the most figured couple of redgum for box lids please.
    Up to 15 kg would be enough .. oh bugga it make it 20...
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    VICTORIA I'll take these & any bigger offcuts, say 160 mm...

    I'll take these & any bigger offcuts, say 160 mm long James for extra.
    Please advise total with postage to Warragul 3820 by PM and payment details. I will send payment quickly.
    Thank you.
    Euge
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    VICTORIA Sold to the bloke in Warragul ,,, me

    Sold to the bloke in Warragul ,,, me
  43. Thread: Tasmanian Myrtle

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    Aaaah, THAT is what I like to hear... that's...

    Aaaah, THAT is what I like to hear... that's where the real skill is!! Beautiful wood and beautiful work

    Good onya DD

    Euge
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    "Sticks"? "Twigs"? There's something wrong...

    "Sticks"? "Twigs"?

    There's something wrong with my understanding of the English language...
    oh its Aussie "humour" (over & under exaggeration to make a point)

    :U :U
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    Its all a journey …. there is a lot to learn re...

    Its all a journey …. there is a lot to learn re wood and the learning process is more valuable (IMO) than the ID of all of these. Use them as a start but realise that Tas has many more, Qld more...
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    You haven't replied to me BUT I will continue to...

    You haven't replied to me BUT I will continue to reply to you. :)

    Top one with "smear" (rays) looks like a casuarina to me BUT could be an oak or less likely a silky oak.
    The lightweight, "shiny...
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    Speaking generally, its hard to identify woods...

    Speaking generally, its hard to identify woods from a picture like this. More & better pics are required + comments on density, odour freshly cut planed faces & ends etc

    There an many commercial...
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    Yes its dramatic and often disappointing. Not...

    Yes its dramatic and often disappointing. Not sure if this post implies ...why does this happen?

    Some woods oxidise on exposure to light and some by oxygen (air). Barriers / coatings may slow...
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    What do they say? "Quality is remembered long...

    What do they say?
    "Quality is remembered long after the price is forgotten"
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    I use the same BS blade Chris and mine has also...

    I use the same BS blade Chris and mine has also lasted for years on very tough hard woods, not aluminiunm. And in past years I have tried many alternatives, none have come close. The message ... get...
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