Tasmanian Woodworking... #7: Timber for a cutting board?

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Blog entry by degoose posted 11-26-2010 12:33 PM 4028 reads 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I had a timber merchant want to swap timber for one of my end grain butcher boards…

This is the board… and for it I received several pieces of Tasmanian Black Heart Sassafras, some Tiger Myrtle and a few bits of Huon Pine..

His wife had seen the board the day before and I think he made some brownie points.. I reckon I got the better part of the deal and so does he… we both win…

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#1 posted 11-26-2010 12:37 PM

if you value it on the cost of buyin tasmanian myrtle here in western australia you certainly won big time

love the sasafrass as well

this was a good score


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

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#2 posted 11-26-2010 12:58 PM

wow!!!!!!!!!! the myrtle is amazing!!! is it hard wood?

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

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#3 posted 11-26-2010 01:00 PM

I just love a trade.
There is just something so fair about it.
Perhaps it is the no change of money or the tax man not getting a cut?
I’m glad to hear that it is not just a Scottish trait. :)


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#4 posted 11-26-2010 01:26 PM

Looks like a win/win trade to me, especially since both parts are happy.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 11-26-2010 02:37 PM

great trade there larry

beautiful wood
and even the guys wife is happy !

-- 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 11-26-2010 02:47 PM

Good trade, Larry. Any time I’ve got an arm and a leg I want shot of I’ll let you know.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#7 posted 11-26-2010 04:21 PM

Those grain patterns are amazing.
Always trade for more wood. Can’t make product without raw materials.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#8 posted 11-26-2010 04:41 PM

Nice trade! I’m sure we’lll be seeing some tiger myrtle products in the future. That look like a beautiful wood.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#9 posted 11-26-2010 04:53 PM

Nice trade, Larry


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#10 posted 11-26-2010 05:30 PM

You must be re-well…...errrr…....un-sick….....lot of posts here. Was pretty tied up with Thanksgiving company yesterday, but today should be quiet…...Sherie is sacking in.

The contrast between the Myrtle and the Black Sassafras should be a natural for a tray, Larry…........hmmmmmmmmm?

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#11 posted 11-26-2010 06:09 PM

I see more fancy boards in the near future.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#12 posted 11-26-2010 06:13 PM

what some beautiful timbers…..the one with the lightning typr of streaks would make a fantastic box larry….cant wait to see what you do with it…or will it rest in the timber rack for some time..grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#13 posted 11-26-2010 11:41 PM

Hey Larry,
Nice snap mate.

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#14 posted 11-27-2010 12:29 AM

Drooool !
you have too much fun with all the lovely wood you have down there


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#15 posted 11-27-2010 06:23 AM

Looks like you did good larry :-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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