Tasmanian Woodworking... #10: The Morning After..

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Blog entry by degoose posted 11-30-2010 02:35 AM 5712 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Last Monday, after the DIY WoodWorking Show in Launceston finished… Luke and I were fortunate enough to be invited out to Myrtle Creek, just a short drive into the hills from Launceston…

A new found friend, Cranston Shaw, Managing Director of Shaw Engineering, the largest Civil Engineering Company in Tasmania, took time from his busy schedule to drive us out there and then make sure we were at the airport in plenty of time. We also had time to drop in for a bite to eat and a beer.. all round a great day..

Back to the home of the Carins Brothers….. Mum, Dad, Rory, Roderick, George and Rodericks wife Laura…Myrtle Creek Timbers..

The Carins family has been logging their 600 acre property for 5 generations and have only recently got into the milling of the timber they log…

Myrtle Creek Timbers can supply

Wide boards
Natural edge slab
Craft timber and Burls
Minor species timbers.
Contact can be made by calling Roderick on 0419 383 670 or …

Email the boys!
In the next video I will show case their milling operation but for now this is just a little walk around the SHED…

This is the first video and is a before shot… they are in the process of refurbishing the workshop from a garage for diesel parts into a processing centre and show room…

I have promised to return for an after video, which should be something to look forward to..

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#1 posted 11-30-2010 02:57 AM

Nice walk around, music and wood shop Larry. I’m envious of your travel to all these fine shop and timber you get to view. Thanks for sharing with us ….Wilson

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#2 posted 11-30-2010 03:24 AM

I agree with Wilson. Too bad it’s so far away as I would love to have some of the wood. I fear the shipping would kill me, let along getting it through the buggers in customs….....Thanks Larry.

-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington

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Jim Bertelson

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#3 posted 11-30-2010 04:22 AM

..........are you going to issue the sound track as a separate publication?

Can you issue the beer as a publication?

..............the deer are somewhat smaller than the moose wandering through my front yard periodically…......

..............overall impression…............I would fit right in there in Tasmania….........

Seems like a visit is in order…..............

Thanks mate,

Alaska Jim

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#4 posted 11-30-2010 05:34 AM

Larry: nice shop tour.

-- 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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#5 posted 11-30-2010 07:34 AM

I would love to go there too.

Thanks for the tour.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#6 posted 11-30-2010 09:06 AM

Nice tour. They must have an outside source of timber too, eh? Looks like its a bit bigger than my loggin operation ;-))

-- 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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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 11-30-2010 01:58 PM

Very nice video and what an awesome source of wood. Larry you are getting so good you should have a TV show for all the non LJ’s to also see.

Thanks for sharing!

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

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#8 posted 11-30-2010 05:51 PM

Great tour of the wood, how much did you have to pay for your overweight luggage, or did you convince
them it would fit in the overhead as carry on luggage? The hard part would be walking out of there without
just a couple of the better looking boards for that someday project. Thank you for sharing and thanks to
the towel I now keep handy, I will not have to replace my keyboard. Was the beer as good as the wood?

-- As ever, Gus-the 80 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#9 posted 12-01-2010 12:56 AM

Incredible sights, stories and sounds. Many thanks for taking us along.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#10 posted 12-02-2010 01:56 PM

All that lumber is really inspiring and makes me want to build something. I think they are on the right track milling their lumber. I’m sure their income will be much higher that way. Thanks for the tour Larry.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#11 posted 12-04-2010 12:49 AM

niiicee slabs there Larry
thank´s for sharing
now Mike (stefang) and the rest of the crazy gang in the northen europe
wait for a container full…........Freeebeee from you Larry to test the timber for you


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#12 posted 12-11-2010 01:59 AM

was that really a radial arm saw mounted on a trailer?

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