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Timber resupply #1: 0ctober 2019

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Blog entry by robscastle posted 10-22-2019 08:20 PM 670 reads 0 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Just back from a trip to Kyogle and Dyraaba.
Brought back a stash of timber to keep me amused for a while.
The trip was two fold I had a overdue visit to Anthm27’s farm to do some outstanding repair work on the farm water reticulation system and to obviously catch up with Anthony and Cheryl again.

Also catch up with an ex Boeing friend I worked with many years ago Grant and his family.
We had been trying to organise this trip since Sept but due to turmoil in HK and other activities, like parts not being available, busy doing other stuff it kept getting put off.

However it all came together 18 to 21 of October. I traveled to Dryaaba with another long term friend from Boeing who was also keen to find out what I get up to on the farm and to also catch up with his friend Grant also.

Friday and Sat saw us fault finding the water pumping system and generally enjoying ourselves around the farm.
Sunday we went to Kyogle and visited our friend Grant, talked shop for a few hours and loaded up a heap of timber bits for me to continue my woodworking skills.

The timber was of four species Yellow Stringy Bark, the small slabs, a piece if rather heavy unidentified timber, a single slab and a huge slab again of an unknown species, along with other “stuff” I wont bore you too much with.

Edit Note from Grant:- Hey Bob great work on the blog mate so the thin small slab is a slice of red bloodwood I believe the very large one is definitely flooded gum or Sydney what are they called Rose gum or something but it’s flooded gum the thin long one is ironbark hope that helps and you are right on the stringy bark

The timber:

In the back of the Ute.

The smaller slabs.

I know for sure the pieces on their ends are YSB however the one flat one uknown is a slice of red bloodwood...what say the brains trust on this one?

The middle sized slab.

As to what species this is I don’t know, (apart from very heavy) and will have to go back to Grant for an re education. the thin long one is ironbark

The Huge slab.

As to its species I will have to find out maybe the brains trust may know. flooded gum or Sydney what are they called Rose gum

All good Australian hardwood and will keep me amused for many hours making something from them.
I am thinking some epoxy filling learning may be in order.
Now the piece de resistance.

Grant has a stash of Bunya pine slabs of which Anthony and I have discussed relocating to the farm for future use.

These in my estimate are over 4m in length and as you can see huge monsters, nothing I could bring back to Brisbane without the police confiscating them en route.

We have never worked Bunya Pine so we would be interested in some feedback on an application for them.

I seeTexcaster has used it, hint hint

So ends a great Boys Weekend away.

Late Note:

Just in case you were wondering just where the area is I decided to add a map
Dyraaba is the area in red, Kyogle is about center north Casino is about center south and Byron Bay is in the coastline right

-- Regards Rob



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#1 posted 10-22-2019 08:33 PM

Looks like a good weekend, and a nice haul of lumber!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#2 posted 10-22-2019 08:59 PM

sounds like the fun time and work time may have balanced out. I’m pretty sure I would have thrown a line into Anthony’s lake before I left tho
BUT – I wasn’t there

-- 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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#3 posted 10-22-2019 09:49 PM



.... to do some outstanding repair work on the farm water reticulation system…..
- robscastle

Are you bragging about your prowess at repairs (1321 chip crates?) or a long neglected task?

The Huge slab.

- robscastle

IMHO, it doesn’t look anywhere like a slab of VB!

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

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#4 posted 10-22-2019 10:00 PM

Oh yesI almost forgot, excessive amounts of beer were consumed as well, and almost importantly you can get Carlton Cold in NSW hoo bloody rah!!

I even brought the empties back home!

-- Regards Rob

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#5 posted 10-22-2019 10:04 PM

Dave:
Thanks I hope the move all went well!

Dick:
Thanks, if you check the map Lennox Head is visible too that’s where all the good fishing takes place. South of Byron and north of Ballina.

LBD:
I think I am going to need a slab of VB when I finish that big boy! repairs the electronics on the pump were not behaving as they should.

-- Regards Rob

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#6 posted 10-22-2019 11:02 PM

Looks like a COOL bunch of wood!

I can see a super Desk Top for that Huge Slab… having that little cove to sit at…
It will be interesting to see what you will do with it all…

Boxes, Bowls, specialty items?

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !!
You made a Great haul!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: https://www.ncwoodworker.net/forums/index.php

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#7 posted 10-22-2019 11:10 PM

I spoke too soon about The Pulse being back!

BUMMER!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: https://www.ncwoodworker.net/forums/index.php

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#8 posted 10-22-2019 11:13 PM

Brilliant having you Rob and your good long term friend Michael on the farm.
Here’s to more visits like that in the future. Great great times. Below a few pics.
Regards Anthony

Pics include, cleaning out the cattle drinking troughs, Rob working his magic with fixing the reticulation pump switchboard, and dinner cooked by Lovie and carved by Rob.

-- To be a true artist one must stick to their own thought process

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#9 posted 10-22-2019 11:55 PM

Rob, the move was about what I expected. I’ve found enough tools to repair the two antique dressers the movers broke the feet off of. We’re mostly settled in, but need to get a new roof put on (a coat of silicone over the existing flat roof), and many other sundry items. Today’s crisis was that the new R.O. system decided to leak under the sink, so the installer will be out for the fourth time tomorrow morning to try and get it right. Next week I’ll have to go back to the MVD to get my drivers license updated to reflect the fact that I have a motorcycle endorsement. Much queueing and waiting all around, but at least we’re retired.

The shop has been designed, and the design is off to the homeowners association for review, and to the state and county for permits. Hopefully construction will start in November, and wrap up in late January or February. But I’ve learned that mañana doesn’t mean “tomorrow”, it means “not today.” I think I’ll be happy if I can find my drawknife and start carving bowls on the portale until the shop is ready, hopefully in March.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#10 posted 10-23-2019 12:20 AM

Excellent seeing mates helping mates Rob.
Lovely lot of timber you scored, I’d be shot if I brought that load home.
Looking forward to seeing how you use it.
PS. Thank Anthony for the great photos.

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

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#11 posted 10-23-2019 04:27 AM



Just in case you were wondering just where the area is I decided to add a map


- robscastle


You sure that’s the right map… East coast???

Tried to overlay with North Carolina but nothing fit and it was far too big for Hong Kong!


..... cleaning out the cattle drinking troughs,

- anthm27

Perfect way to give the bovines foot and mouth… and maybe a generous serving of mad cow!

.... Looking forward to seeing how you use it…..
- crowie

I often ponder the practicality of inheriting a large slab….

I’ve had this for over 10 years and have found it was too big for a skate board and too low for a table (unless it grew 4 legs… so far the dumbo couldn’t in 10 years).

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

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#12 posted 10-23-2019 06:26 AM

Rob, nice photos. Thanks for taking us along. Good to see that you are busy and staying out of trouble.

-- Big Al in IN

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#13 posted 10-23-2019 09:13 AM


..... cleaning out the cattle drinking troughs,

- anthm27

Perfect way to give the bovines foot and mouth… and maybe a generous serving of _*mad cow

- LittleBlackDuck

Honestly Black Duck that is absolutely hilarious and some of the best humour on this LJ,s site,
Well done.

-- To be a true artist one must stick to their own thought process

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#14 posted 10-23-2019 12:31 PM





I assume Cheryl was taking this picture. But is the fella in the back also taking a picture? Is the sight of Rob and Anthony working so rare that all passerbys stop to photograph it?




That is one 25% good looking bunch right there.

Glad you boys had a good time. Makes a fella wish Australia wasn’t so far down there ;-)

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#15 posted 10-27-2019 09:55 AM

Don’t know how I missed seeing this post Rob but it is fun to see your adventures! Was sort of wondering where Anthony had wandered off to as he’s been pretty quiet lately here on the forum.
If you would put some water in that little pond, perhaps a Duck would show up to help? (How long does it take a duck to fly 1,000 miles?)

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl, http://www.artcentergraphics.com

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