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JADobson

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05-14-2019 03:00 AM

Topic tags/keywords: ancient kauri pen blank needed

Hey all – I’m looking for three ancient kauri pen blanks. Co-worker is a kiwi ex-pat and would like some pens turned. My go to source here in Canada penblanks.ca doesn’t have any currently listed and any American sites I’ve found either won’t ship to Canada or are charging huge fees to do so. Anyone have a lead on a Canadian source or some you might be willing to let go of? Let me know. Thanks.

-- No craft is very far from the line beyond which is magic. -- Lord Dunsany — Instagram @grailwoodworks


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#1 posted 05-14-2019 03:11 AM

JA if its Kauri as in Kauri pine, I may be able to help, not sure what the ancient actually refers to

-- Regards Rob

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#2 posted 05-14-2019 03:49 AM

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swamp_kauri

Hi Rob – it is the stuff that is pulled out of the bog and is 30,000-50,000 years old. Thanks.

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#3 posted 05-14-2019 04:10 AM

Pretty sure I saw some at Rockler by me last time I was there

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#4 posted 05-14-2019 04:16 AM

Yeah but they won’t ship to Canada.

-- No craft is very far from the line beyond which is magic. -- Lord Dunsany — Instagram @grailwoodworks

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#5 posted 05-14-2019 05:09 AM

The timber recovered from the Derwent by similar means is not that old.
However,
Have a look at the timber recovered from the Derwent River in Tasmania and if its what you are looking for I may have some.

I made a table base for my son, for an example of it.

https://www.lumberjocks.com/robscastle/blog/93530

-- Regards Rob

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#6 posted 05-14-2019 09:44 AM

I can check my local Rockler, if they have some I would buy/ship them to you, you can just send me the $

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#7 posted 05-14-2019 01:45 PM



The timber recovered from the Derwent by similar means is not that old.
However,
Have a look at the timber recovered from the Derwent River in Tasmania and if its what you are looking for I may have some.

I made a table base for my son, for an example of it.

https://www.lumberjocks.com/robscastle/blog/93530

- robscastle


not the same wood rob,ancient kauri is almost as old as you-lol. just kidding bud.

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

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#8 posted 05-14-2019 01:46 PM


I can check my local Rockler, if they have some I would buy/ship them to you, you can just send me the $

- Tooch


Thanks Tooch. I think I’ve found a domestic source but if that doesn’t work I’ll let you know. I appreciate the offer.

-- No craft is very far from the line beyond which is magic. -- Lord Dunsany — Instagram @grailwoodworks

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#9 posted 05-14-2019 08:45 PM

Thats a pity, here is a project I found made from the Tasmanian variety.

Do you have any images? I would be interested to take a look at it

-- Regards Rob

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#10 posted 05-14-2019 09:25 PM



Thats a pity, here is a project I found made from the Tasmanian variety.

Do you have any images? I would be interested to take a look at it

- robscastle


nice flash back to that beautiful chest you made,but totally different kauri wood.

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

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#11 posted 05-14-2019 09:47 PM

I think I saw a guy selling them at the IPT.

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