Found/Given Wood #2: 55kg of scribbly gum

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Blog entry by Broda posted 04-05-2010 03:09 PM 1541 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hey everyone,
pretty good score this time (for me anyway)

My dad and I were out looking for some turning wood this afternoon. We’d been looking for ages when I suggested we have a look up a track where we found THIS last time. Good suggestion….

this is what I took home-

this one weighed about 15 kg (33 pounds) Saw for scale

this one weighs about the same, but its a bit shorter

the beast- this one’s under 2 ft but weighs 25kg (55 pounds)

This was only about 1/3 of what was there. We’re going back next weekend for more. The widest log is about 9 or 10 inches. I am going to flat saw these so I get the most width out of them. There will probly be a few bowl blanks as well.

These pictures were taken when most of the bark was already off. I think these are quite green because the bark was on there very tightly.

This is why they call it scribbly gum; thats the common term for it but i’m not too sure what the real name is. I’ll post pictures once its all cut up and stacked.

Thanks for looking

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

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#1 posted 04-05-2010 05:46 PM

Wow! Nice haul. Persistence pays.

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#2 posted 04-05-2010 11:11 PM

Nice piece of gum.
I will bring you some hairy oak when I visit in a few weeks.

-- Be safe.

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#3 posted 04-05-2010 11:37 PM

thanks bill

thats very generous larry, let me know when your coming down

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

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