Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'camphor laurel'

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Wood Gloat #10: Late arrival of MY present....

12-26-2009 10:25 AM by degoose | 23 comments »

This afternoon I received a call from Ken … LJ kenscraft…. letting me know he had been running late on Xmas Eve …. so he was now delivering my belated Xmas Gift…almost 150 Board Feet of Camphor Laurel … All the boards are DAR… full one inch thick dressed… from 8 inches to 14 inches wide…. from 2 and 1/2 feet to nearly 5 feet long… 38 of them… and 32 precut cutting boards…. Spent a few minutes this afternoon making a couple of...

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Wood Gloat #9: Leopard Wood this time..

11-06-2009 03:40 AM by degoose | 22 comments »

A mate was cutting down a Leopard tree [Caesalpinia ferrea] and asked if I wanted the wood… I had to think about this for a while because I am running out of room lol..Leopard trees have mottled shiny bark that someone thought looked like a leopard’s skin. This a graceful tree that lines many suburban streets and parks. They are perfect as a screen against the hot western sun, the light filtering though the leaves, highlighting their delicate shading.......And for those who wo...

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Wood Gloat #5: This time Camphor Laurel !

09-23-2009 04:17 AM by degoose | 20 comments »

Hi guys … It sure pays to tell everyone you know what you are doing..Yesterday a mate told me he was dumping a trailer load of Camphor Laurel… I was too busy to go all the way up the mountain to collect the tree he had cut down.. lucked out… he brought the trailer down the mountain to me.. or at least near enough for me and good friend Col to go and collect it.. a few minutes around the corner….llllllllllThe Smallest log is only 18 ” long and the longest is near...

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

09-19-2009 02:59 PM by Broda | 14 comments »

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 someth...

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Which One Would You Keep

10-19-2008 04:36 AM by Grumpy | 30 comments »

Here are a few Christmas/birthday presents just completed.The dilema is which one would you keep for yourself (if any)please let me know what you thinkYou can pass your vote 1 to 10 or 11 if you would not keep any.The wood is all from Australian eucalypt burls. Pens are either blackwood, myrtle or camphor laurel. The bases are either blackwood or myrtle.The finish is wipe on poly on pens & bases. Number 1Myrtle Number 2Myrtle Number 3Myrtle Number 4Myrtle Number 5Myrtle ...

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