Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'eucalyptus'

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Segmented Bowl - 1st try

04-26-2009 02:33 AM by Woodhacker | 16 comments »

Until recently my lathe experience has been 50 or so pen/pencils, a few miniature goblets, and a couple small 5 inch bowls over the past few years on a Jet mini lathe, enough to want to try other lathe work. This past fall I was fortunate to have the opportunity to acquire a PM 3520B, but due to other work and priorities I’ve not had a lot of time to use it yet…and that’s “killing me”. So this blog documents what I consider my first significant lathe project. Recently a partially segmen...

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resawing #6: slabbing a huge Eucalyptus log

08-18-2009 04:29 PM by Gary Fixler | 14 comments »

While looking through old Flickr sets, I realized I never made public one in which I slabbed one of the huge Eucalyptus logs I wrestled home from a craigslist ad. The largest of them is over 230lbs. I chose the smallest – probably around 80-100lbs, because I was desperate to see what lurked inside. I have at least a dozen of these things, so I could sacrifice one enormous beast to curiosity, though that said, I did immediately seal up the ends with a few inches worth of Anchorseal, and ...

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Workshop Projects #5: about recycling, a table saw - lathe jig and marionettes

04-11-2014 08:24 AM by Serradura | 2 comments »

My latest video on the Não Só Serradura Youtube Channel.

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Rescued Wood #13: Eucalyptus Slab Pictures

01-28-2010 12:45 AM by PG_Zac | 6 comments »

Well all 17 metres of Gum tree (see this post) have been sliced and are sitting in my drying room. In my previous posts I showed some of the beautiful slabs I cut out of logs that would otherwise have landed in the garbage dump, and just for kicks, here are a few more. ... And here are some pics of the process....Now we wait for many months until they are dry enough to be turned into projects.

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Wood IDs #6: Found Eucalyptus tree in LA - part 1 of 3

03-24-2009 12:49 PM by Gary Fixler | 4 comments »

I went out for a walk from work late in the day last week sometime, through a neighborhood I’d not explored. At its end, I encountered a fallen gum tree, and as probably seems the right response to many in here, was overcome with joy. It had obviously been down for a while. These LA people sure don’t understand what treasure there is to be had in their trash. I determined to come back for it at night… sometime. Uncharacteristically for timid ol’ me, I went back...

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Dressing table progress

02-19-2012 06:44 PM by andyboy | 7 comments »

Processes involved making the base of a dressing table. Tons of little hints and tips.

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found wood #8: Largest Eucalyptus log - I knew it was over 200lbs!

06-21-2009 09:54 AM by Gary Fixler | 4 comments »

In a comment by Topamax in this post he made some assumptions, and ran some numbers, and got 188lbs for the largest Eucalyptus log I managed to lift into the truck and bring home from Canoga Hills. I really felt it was over 200lbs, so today I set this up: It’s just some scrap weathered pine stacked up into a makeshift ramp to my bathroom scale out on the patio, with some 2×4s on the scale to keep the log from pressing its central buttons, or marking up its face. The 2×4...

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Wood IDs #14: Figured out what kind of Eucalyptus it was that I found

05-31-2009 04:08 AM by Gary Fixler | 6 comments »

It’s a #2 phillips, based on the seed pods. In other news, I stuck all the old sets of the tree find and subsequent handlings (ongoing) into a collection here. I also went through and rotated some that were on their sides, added descriptions to some missing them, and finally made everything public, as I’d forgotten to on several, like these: That’s from May 4th, and shows significant shrinkage of the euc cup. It had been turned and sanded flush with the lat...

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Wood Gloat #1 Eucalyptus Tree

07-30-2009 03:36 AM by scrappy | 7 comments »

Got on line last night and found a Firewood seller in my area. According to the web site, they were supposed to be open. Got off work a little earlier then normal so went to see if I could aquire a couple of pieces for turning. Add says fresh cut and seasoned wood available. Also: cedar, juniper, mesquite, pine, oak, pecan, pear, ana apple woods available. They sell bundles from a full cord all the way down to “one fire size” bundles. Figured this would be a cheep way for me to...

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Rescued Wood #9: 17 metres of Prime Eucalyptus Trunk

01-18-2010 12:31 PM by PG_Zac | 5 comments »

Yesterday, just for interest, I measured the trunk sections that were given to me for milling. These 7 pieces of tree trunk total a touch over 17 metres..The smallest diameter is at the tailgate and is 175mm (7”) and the largest trunk diameter (in the foreground) excluding the sections that stick out from branches is 630mm (25”). Sections of chopped off branches protrude up to 300mm from the main trunk, and are giving me a few issues as my Alaskan can only handle 600mm wide cu...

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