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Project by degoose posted 04-01-2009 09:47 AM 1886 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had nothing better to do today so up to the shed and 2 more boards… both orders. timbers are Meranti [pacific maple] and Camphor Laurel.
Actually went over to a mates place as well.. he was giving away a 14’ bandsaw and half a ute load of timber.. Silky Oak [ Ossie Lacewood] Camphor Laurel , Beefwood and some Sandalwood [ yes the stuff they grind up for incense]. All that for a Lazy Larry and a butcher block..good swap I think
The other day got 10 slabs of Rosewood [ not new Guinea Rosewood but genuine Rosewood] from a mate in exchange for a few bits and bobs. Seriously need a bigger shed.
Enough waffling.
The harder I work the luckier I get!

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#1 posted 04-01-2009 11:55 AM

You are a lucky dog! I like your use of different woods!
Nice work, again Larry.

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#2 posted 04-01-2009 11:58 AM

These are a couple of nice looking boards, Larry. The wood combination looks pretty good to me. It looks a lot like my favorite combo of maple and cherry. And nice score on the trading as well.

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#3 posted 04-01-2009 12:15 PM

Nice work, Larry.

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#4 posted 04-02-2009 12:59 AM Quite the article regarding the CL tree.
I found it while researching the woods in your beautiful boards , because I have never heard of Meranti being called “Pacific Maple” before and was only able to find it listed sometimes as Phillipine Mahogany instead .
The Pacific Maple that I did find was shown as being found in the USA only far . LOL

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#5 posted 04-02-2009 01:04 AM

You are one lucky dog. Those are nice boards too. I’m still waiting for my lucky find…........LOL

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#6 posted 04-02-2009 04:34 AM

looks great!!

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