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Red River Gum, flooded Gum or Sydney Rose Gum from Kyogle

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Project by robscastle posted 11-11-2019 07:55 AM 897 views 0 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This manky piece of wood came from a long term friend at Kyogle and the supplier of most of my large scale rough sawn timber items I have been transforming into council PU items for many years.
Its his opinion that its its flooded gum or Sydney rose gum is another name

Its 1.7m long about 800mm wide at its average and about 60mm thick and grey from Sun bleaching and weathering.

As a bit of a challenge I decided to try and transform it into a piece of fine furniture.

My wood working skills were not really up to par so it remained just a slab however just a little better looking.

It took me six days of work to produce the result you see here.

What was it I dreamed it would look like?

Well a table with glowing epoxy filled holes and splits however skills money and a undefined use for it is the result.

I still enjoyed myself and learned heaps in the process, .... now where to stash it so its preserved until I find a use for it.

How did I do it? have a look here if interested.

Alert:- Take care though tends to get a bit risque in places.

-- Regards Rob





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crowie

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#1 posted 11-11-2019 08:03 AM

What a treasure, from that great chunk of firewood to beautiful.
Well done Rob looks superb.

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

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anthm27

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#2 posted 11-11-2019 08:05 AM

Brilliant Sir Rob, very very nice.
Lovie Cheryl says she has lots of good ideas for that piece.
Cheers
Anth

-- Hand Skills provide freedom.

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Ivan

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#3 posted 11-11-2019 10:47 AM

Beautiful piece of wood….I would make bunch of projects of that….I wish…hehehe

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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hunter71

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#4 posted 11-11-2019 11:26 AM

Wow, beautiful find here.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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woodshaver Tony C

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#5 posted 11-11-2019 12:28 PM

Nice find and nice work reveling it’s it’s inner beauty! It would make a great coffee table.
.

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

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BobWemm

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#6 posted 11-11-2019 12:45 PM

Very nice Rob.
Goes to show that the underside is nothing like what’s on top.
I bet it doesn’t stay stored very long.

Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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pottz

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#7 posted 11-11-2019 03:00 PM

that red gum is some beautiful wood i wouldn’t let that sit idle too long,sounds like anth is willing to help you out though.nice work buddy.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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recycle1943

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#8 posted 11-11-2019 04:55 PM

Rob – keep at it and I know you’ll end up with a beautiful table, youve already got a good start

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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LittleBlackDuck

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#9 posted 11-11-2019 06:34 PM



that red gum is some beautiful wood…
- pottz

Actually red gum reminds me of my first steak after getting my new dentures…

C’mon rc, off your rrrs and make something constructive…

You have done a bloody good job of morphing that slab into something presentable… it’d be a shame to toss in the towel now… after all even a beach towel wouldn’t cover it.

PS. I think that coffin needs some Anticol,

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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robscastle

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#10 posted 11-12-2019 01:14 AM

OK what gives LBD ducks don’t have teeth any way so I think a little bit of porky pies going on there.

what would LJs do without cards like you!

-- Regards Rob

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robscastle

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#11 posted 11-12-2019 01:19 AM

OK time to behave:-

I must say a great big thank you back to all the LJs that supported me and commented on the blogs as they developed and eventually resulting in this finished project.

Well in a slab form at least.

Something in the wind? yep but I don’t want to give too much away just yet, apart from the fact it may just get a DT3 again!

-- Regards Rob

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lightweightladylefty

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#12 posted 11-12-2019 03:09 AM

Rob,

That’s a pretty miraculous transformation! Can’t wait to see the piece of furniture it will become.

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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LittleBlackDuck

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#13 posted 11-12-2019 03:56 AM



... it may just get a DT3 again!
- robscastle

Cheeze rc.... don’t get pottzy started… again!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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pottz

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#14 posted 11-12-2019 02:21 PM


... it may just get a DT3 again!
- robscastle

Cheeze rc.... don t get pottzy started… again!

- LittleBlackDuck


nope it’s like you and sideways pic’s,ya gotta know when to throw in the towel ducks. (grin)

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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LittleBlackDuck

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#15 posted 11-13-2019 12:52 AM


nope it s like you and sideways pic s,ya gotta know when to throw in the towel ducks. (grin)
- pottz

As the saying goes ”not this little black duck” (no bloody grin but a filthy frown)... I refuse to toss in the towel to those tosser mongrel sideways picture posters.

PS. Sorry rc for hijacking this post, but the more places I manage vent my venom and herald this view the better at least I feel…. hmmm, I feel good!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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