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  1. 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
  2. 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...
  4. 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...
  7. 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....
  8. 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...
  9. 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
  11. 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 :)
  14. 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...
  15. 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) . I arrived twice but missed Thumbsucker & the mill operator.

    But I did see the log first hand, twice, at 50% cut and 70 % cut...
  16. 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
  17. 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...
  18. 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
  19. HEADS UP Just an update to say I still have plenty of...

    Just an update to say

    I still have plenty of copies left.

    Euge
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    Changing Views in one Forum

    I'm having trouble getting changes to timescale of posts I view in a forum (Pen turning) to stick / remain after changing them from a default setting of 1 month to 1 year. This is ONLY a problem with...
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    Thanks Poundy, Yes, that works. I don't recall...

    Thanks Poundy,

    Yes, that works. I don't recall (consciously) changing it to 1 month. Anyway when changed it shows the "oodles" of pen posts, :2tsup: :)

    Cheers\

    PS & edit: When I leave this...
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    Missing Posts? GONE?

    Missing Posts? GONE?

    I wonder what happened to the many posts showing pens on this forum. Now I can only see 6, with only 4 from 2019.
    Any one else have the same problem? Are they there and...
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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...
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. Thread: River red gum

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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,

    Im 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 and...

    Suggest you "Google Fungicides for Wood 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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