Rescued Wood #13: Eucalyptus Slab Pictures

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Blog entry by PG_Zac posted 01-28-2010 12:45 AM 4022 reads 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 12: New Zealand Kauri Pine Part 13 of Rescued Wood series Part 14: Beauty IN the Beast »

Well all 17 metres of Gum tree (see this post) have been sliced and are sitting in my drying room.

In my previous posts I showed some of the beautiful slabs I cut out of logs that would otherwise have landed in the garbage dump, and just for kicks, here are a few more.




And here are some pics of the process.



Now we wait for many months until they are dry enough to be turned into projects.

-- I may be schizophrenic, but at least I have each other.

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#1 posted 01-28-2010 12:47 AM

Hey PG is that white on the second pic sap wood i like the moble sawmill though

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#2 posted 01-28-2010 01:05 AM

Hey Pommy,

In both the first & second pic the sapwood is the narrow pale band below the slab, and the irregular white area above the slab is just where the sawdust was pulled into the kerf and is compacted onto the grain.

Yeah – I like my portable mill as well. It has given me way more opportunity to get unusual (and cheap) woods that I ever would have had. I made the mill when I moved to the coast because I knew I would have plenty access to “waste” wood.

-- I may be schizophrenic, but at least I have each other.

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#3 posted 01-28-2010 01:10 AM

That is beautiful wood. It’s too bad the tree wasn’t flat on top as it looked to me that the saw was following the contour of the top and basically cutting waves. Probably not problem if the slabs are cut into shorter lengths. There are so many fantastic woods from Africa! We’ll be anxiously awaiting some projects with it in a year or two!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 01-28-2010 03:40 AM

thos are some awesome slabs. looks very wide as well.


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#5 posted 01-28-2010 03:43 AM

Some great looking wood


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#6 posted 02-01-2010 09:27 AM

Mike – These slabs are flat to within 1mm – picture 4 just looks wavy because the vertical cut face is not straight. The slabs from this log have a wave side-to-side, but up & down is pretty flat.

Sharon – My home-made Alaskan can cut up to 60cm wide max. I cut these logs into 50mm thick slabs.

-- I may be schizophrenic, but at least I have each other.

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