Milling #1: It begins....

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Blog entry by Broda posted 09-30-2009 02:16 PM 1758 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I think I mentioned in my last blog that I love hearing/reading/seeing about wood gloats and also logs to lumber blogs. I haven’t done much in the way of blogs but, better late than never.

A few weeks ago, me and dad went wood cutting. I usually come along to look out for fallen trees to take home and stick on the lathe. Lucky I went this particular time.
there was a tall skinny, and by that I mean about 20m tall by about 250mm diameter, unidentified tree laying over a track. someone had already cut out a section of it so I took it home.

yeah yeah, It looks pretty small but its exiting for me

I dont have a bandsaw (yet, very soon) so I took it over to a freinds house and cut it up on his.

the best boards

the smaller boards

the real small boards

These boards were quater sawn so the boards aren’t very wide. Next time I’ll probly flat saw them to get wider boards.

the turning blanks
there were more but they mysterously dissapeared…(couldn’t wait for them to dry)

the bowl blank

group shot

well, thats one out of the way. as soon as I get my bandsaw I’ll move on to THESE

still not sure what the wood is but I’ll post a forum topic with pics of the wood, bark and leaves. If anyone’s got any ideas feel free to tell.

-- BRODY. NSW AUSTRALIA -arguments with turnings are rarely productive-

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#1 posted 09-30-2009 09:34 PM

Master Broda.
I suggest the first thing you do with the log segments is to seal the ends.
Otherwise you may find checks and splits in the timber..
I find the a waterbased acrylic paint is a good cheap alternative to more expensive and sometimes hard to get sealers.
Nice score though. You win. LOL

-- Be safe.

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#2 posted 10-01-2009 12:43 AM

Thanks larry,
I’v already sealed all the fresh stuff (exept the camphor) but when I first started collecting I didn’t know you had to do that so the stuff towards the bottom of the pile has some checks through it. Is it worth doing it now (about 6 months later). Also, should I seal the boards and turning blanks? I dont think its a very “checky” wood becuase it been about 2 months and I cant see any cracks.

I just used a bit of old house paint to seal the logs with.

PS. wow you get up early

-- BRODY. NSW AUSTRALIA -arguments with turnings are rarely productive-

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#3 posted 10-01-2009 04:01 AM

Nice score on the wood.


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