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Found/Given Wood #1: Camphor Laurel-YES!

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Blog entry by Broda posted 09-19-2009 02:59 PM 1191 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Trying to start a blog kinda like Gary Fixler’s. Those types of blogs really interest me and I thought I’d share my own stories. I haven’t done much blogging so laugh quietly if I do something wrong.

A few weeks ago, our nieghbours came over for a BBQ. We were talking about my woodwork and Michael mentioned some camphor laurel trees that they were clearing at his work, he offered to bring me some back.

So I was thinking he might bring back a piece of a branch or something; got a surprise when he opened his ute and I found this

Trolley for scale

Cut up

Theres a little bit of cracking but I’ll get what I can out of it. It will be mostly turning blanks but a might do some boards.

-- BRODY. NSW AUSTRALIA -arguments with turnings are rarely productive-



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Broda

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#1 posted 09-19-2009 03:11 PM

Sorry about the small pics….damn photobucket…..

-- BRODY. NSW AUSTRALIA -arguments with turnings are rarely productive-

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Karson

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#2 posted 09-19-2009 03:30 PM

Good luck on your cutting.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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patron

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#3 posted 09-19-2009 03:30 PM

edit them first ,
to a 4×6 size ,
then take to photobucket and back .

we can wait .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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degoose

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#4 posted 09-19-2009 09:01 PM

A nice pick up… pays to talk to everyone.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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stefang

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#5 posted 09-19-2009 10:29 PM

Free wood! the thought warms my heart. Good on you! Hope you post whatever you turn from that.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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okwoodshop

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#6 posted 09-20-2009 02:21 AM

not familiar with that kind of wood, have any pics of the inside?

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cabinetmaster

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#7 posted 09-20-2009 02:26 AM

I’ve been working at work with some Camphor veneer. That is one great looking wood and I love the smell of it to. Wish I could find some camphor lumber over here in the states. Show us some of your finished projects from that wood.

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

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Broda

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#8 posted 09-20-2009 02:42 AM

okwoodshop- if you take a look at some of my projects you’ll see some things turned out of camphor. It can have a really nice grain and is very easy to work with. I’ll post some more pics of this log when I get it cut up.

cabinetmaster- I love the smell of it too. There’s no shortage of it over here, its actually been declared a weed in some parts and is bieng bulldozed and burnt.

-- BRODY. NSW AUSTRALIA -arguments with turnings are rarely productive-

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cabinetmaster

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#9 posted 09-20-2009 02:48 AM

NO WAY…....................... Man I wish I could get some of it. That shows that some do not know the value of certain woods.

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

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okwoodshop

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#10 posted 09-20-2009 04:39 AM

broda nice projects, i see why you are excited about it now. good luck with the projects

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scrappy

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#11 posted 09-20-2009 08:25 AM

Great score on the wood. Hope to see your projects from it. Went and looked back at your stuff. All very nice designs and turnings.

Keep up the great work.

and Keep posating “Wood Gloats” I love to hear about them also.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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Eric in central Florida

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#12 posted 09-20-2009 03:55 PM

My best source came from giving a wave & a smile to what is now a good friend.

Can’t wait to see what your new score reveals.

Nice going!

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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Gary Fixler

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#13 posted 09-30-2009 12:28 PM

Glad you like my blog! I’ve added you as a friend so I can follow along with your adventures. You’re turning great pieces at not even half my age, which means when you’re my age, you’ll be a rockstar of woodworking!

Awesome wood find, too. I’m vicariously excited.

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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Broda

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#14 posted 10-01-2009 06:59 AM

thanks gary, your blogs are always really interesting. I love reading about wood finds and milling

added you to buddies too

-- BRODY. NSW AUSTRALIA -arguments with turnings are rarely productive-

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