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Project by Grumpy posted 09-29-2018 05:57 AM 994 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The Yollowish doll is made from houn pine a favourite Tasmanian wood that is strictly controlled. It’s easy to turn & sang and hardly has a visible grain. It is sourced from river beds and raised to the surface after it has been submerged since the 1980’s.
https://www.parks.tas.gov.au/file.aspx?id=6575
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-11-20/the-hunt-for-sunken-treasure-harvesting-underwater-timber/6957388
The Other doll is houn Pine & an aussie hardwood which I can’t remember.
Finished with severav coats of wipe on poly.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python





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#1 posted 09-29-2018 06:41 AM

Nicely created pieces. I had not heard of Huon pine before, so your links to the articles were quite interesting. Looks like the Huon Pine turns well, under your talented hands. Woodwrecker will agree when he compliments you in comment #10 to be posted on 09-29-2018. ;)
Thanks for posting.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#2 posted 09-29-2018 06:50 AM

These are cute, Tony! I can see little ones playing with them for hours on end. How tall are they?

-- God bless, Candy

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#3 posted 09-29-2018 07:00 AM

Interesting subjects, they have an oriental look to them.

Really interesting use of wood, and the links were some good info. I was aware of water logging, in the US it’s often pre blight Chestnut, and South through Cuba, and South America some of the best Mahogany seen for a long time is coming to surface. I agree with the author in your second link, it’s better used than wasted, as a resource it’s already dead, letting it rot is pretty silly.

Thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#4 posted 09-29-2018 07:48 AM

Real cute Grumpy, I agree Huon Pine is very bland wood.

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

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#5 posted 09-29-2018 10:42 AM

nice turning,buddy

-- bambi

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#6 posted 09-29-2018 11:16 AM

Looks like a fun project Tony! Nice work!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#7 posted 09-29-2018 12:45 PM

These mini dolls will be bring joy to someone Tony. Bringing back life to this forgotten lumber and making useful of its beauty is a great 2-fer. Good job buddy.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#8 posted 09-29-2018 12:46 PM

Nice dolls, Tony. Would that Aussie hardwood be Jarrah?

cheers, Jim

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

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#9 posted 09-29-2018 08:49 PM

Sweet as Grumps :), nice contrast with the timbers selected
cheers
pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#10 posted 09-29-2018 09:27 PM

You’re a much better turner then me my friend.
Well done !

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#11 posted 10-01-2018 12:13 AM

Thanks John, yes nice wood to turn, you can hardly see the grain, sands easily.
Thanks Candy, they vary between 3.5 to 5 inches tall.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#12 posted 10-01-2018 12:14 AM

Jim, not Jarrah but just as hard.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#13 posted 10-01-2018 12:15 AM

Thanks Pete & Wrecker.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#14 posted 10-03-2018 09:40 PM

Tony, They look very good sir but for my money the hardwood colour and figure is best….

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#15 posted 10-04-2018 01:14 AM

Yes Peter, inclined to agree. Huon pine is nice wood but a bit bland.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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