Wood Gloat #17: Woods new to me...

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Blog entry by degoose posted 02-04-2012 12:59 AM 9148 reads 0 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Yesterday I had a visit from a friend who brought me some timbers I have not used before.

The following photos are of the different timbers that he brought…

White mahogany -Eucalyptus acmenoides

Jarrah -Eucalyptus marginata

BlackButt -Eucalyptus patens

Karri -Eucalyptus diversicolor

Wenge -Millettia laurentii

I look forward to trying these new timbers…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#1 posted 02-04-2012 01:19 AM

Larry, you are blessed my friend, and you have every right to gloat with all the fine woods you get your hands on down there. I also think you are doing them justice with the beautiful stuff you make.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 02-04-2012 01:22 AM

A great assortment of woods Larry, that is the sort of friend we all need. My best find lately was from Bunnings
cutoff bin where I found 2 dozen foot long pieces of Merbeu decking. Look forward to seeing what you produce from your gifts.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#3 posted 02-04-2012 01:25 AM

Hey Larry, obviously you received this timber after I left yesterday, otherwise a few pieces may have found their way out into my car….LOL!
Thanks once again for a very interesting morning, as well as an SCMS, I now have added that Incra to my wish list!
Thanks again.

-- yesterday today was tomorrow

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#4 posted 02-04-2012 01:26 AM

Super COOL!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#5 posted 02-04-2012 01:32 AM

gee larry, what a nice haul, i know you will do it justice , them is some beautiful timbers…..have fun…...

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

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#6 posted 02-04-2012 01:32 AM

Wow what interesting wood just waiting to be turned into something. Larry these are all woods you never worked with before did you ever have an allergic reaction to any species? I always think about that before trying different woods. Looking forward to see what you make from you new acquisition.

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#7 posted 02-04-2012 01:34 AM

can’t wait ta see what u come up with

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#8 posted 02-04-2012 01:34 AM

Absolutely beautiful timber. Sure wish somebody would visit me and leave some wood, Congratulations to you my friend.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#9 posted 02-04-2012 03:16 AM

Wow…..good looking lumber. That Karri -Eucalyptus diversicolor piece almost looks ebony after the trial finish (at least that’s what I think you’ve done) and at least from what it looks like in the photo. Lucky man!

I also like the color of that brew sitting on the top left corner of the table that all that wood is sitting on, he,he

-- Dave Haynes, Indiana,

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#10 posted 02-04-2012 03:26 AM

Excellent – nothing like new timber…...nice score Larry!


-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#11 posted 02-04-2012 03:27 AM

Some gems there larry …. dying to see what your brain comes up with using them.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#12 posted 02-04-2012 03:42 AM

I like black butt!!! Oops!!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#13 posted 02-04-2012 04:06 AM

New timber for you makes me curiouse to see what you are going to do with it. I will keep an eye on your coming projects.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#14 posted 02-04-2012 04:22 AM

I’ve got a Karri board. I bought a piece to make a pen for my daughter – She is also a Karrie.

Nice looking wood.

-- 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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#15 posted 02-04-2012 04:34 AM

Can’t wait to see what you do with these timbers….let’s go….I’m waiting…...

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