Wood Gloat #5: This time Camphor Laurel !

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Blog entry by degoose posted 09-23-2009 04:17 AM 3432 reads 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hi guys … It sure pays to tell everyone you know what you are doing..Yesterday a mate told me he was dumping a trailer load of Camphor Laurel… I was too busy to go all the way up the mountain to collect the tree he had cut down.. lucked out… he brought the trailer down the mountain to me.. or at least near enough for me and good friend Col to go and collect it.. a few minutes around the corner….





The Smallest log is only 18 ” long and the longest is nearly 5’ ... all are over 12” in diameter..
I started to seal the ends but I figure my time is worth more than that of the neighbors young son… so I will pay him to seal them while I am busy in the inspirational chair… lol
Slowly but surely I am catching up with you Karson…of course you will always have a taller pile than me.. I can’t stack it as high as you do.

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#1 posted 09-23-2009 04:26 AM

Good grab, Larry!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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John Ormsby

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#2 posted 09-23-2009 04:54 AM

I just had a very large camphor tree cut down and removed for a job. We did not save any of it. I did, however, save a 3 1/2 foot lower section and large upper crotch of a large pecan tree we also removed. I had the tree guys cut it down the middle to make it more manageable. The only camphor we try to get is the red type and this one was not red.

What do you intend to do with the camphor wood?

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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#3 posted 09-23-2009 05:07 AM

Nice snag, I cant wait to see what you do with it!


-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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matt garcia

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#4 posted 09-23-2009 05:10 AM

Nice gloat!!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#5 posted 09-23-2009 05:14 AM

must be all that clean living you do ,
along with just going for it ( life ) !

good on you ,bro .
you deserve the best ,
even if it has to be delivered !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#6 posted 09-23-2009 05:18 AM

The Trojan Horse is the rolling cart that I use to get to the top 3 levels. But I wish you the best in your wood collection business.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#7 posted 09-23-2009 05:42 AM

nice haul…they have trees in ausie world?

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#8 posted 09-23-2009 07:04 AM

you are an evil man, Larry. how are you going to mill it? (I just have a portable mill here, so just hop by anytime. its right down the road)

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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#9 posted 09-23-2009 07:49 AM

Moshe…I have Friends with a mill [right down the road]

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#10 posted 09-23-2009 08:10 AM

Great score Larry. Can’t wait to see the projects from this.

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#11 posted 09-23-2009 08:46 AM

that’d be right….
just the other day I post a gloat on some camphor I got from a nieghbour and now you come in with about 10 times what I got…

not fair lol

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

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#12 posted 09-23-2009 09:59 AM

Fine load Larry. I know you will be making some great stuff with it. Is camphor Laurel aromatic? I’m thinking about the camphor they use in moth balls (and just generally showing my ignorance).

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#13 posted 09-23-2009 12:16 PM

great score of timber and you are doing the environment a good tern ( one more pesky weed gone to a good cause)


-- Happiness is a way of travel , not a destination (Roy Goodman)

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#14 posted 09-23-2009 01:45 PM

Have your friend Col deliver some this way after its mill…great friend and fine Larry…Blkcherry

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#15 posted 09-23-2009 03:12 PM

If anybody can make that camphor “sing”, it’s you Larry.

So play a tune and see what comes of it!

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