LumberJocks

Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'eucalyptus'

  • Advertise with us
View Gary Fixler's profile

found wood #2: large Eucalyptus log pics - I wasn't kidding when I said big!

06-06-2009 03:33 AM by Gary Fixler | 7 comments »

Here are some pics of the haul! This one shows a ton of Eucalyptus Longhorn Borer activity, just like the much tinier tree I found awhile ago: with raked lighting here: This log has something like quilting on two faces: Unfortunate checking going on here. I’ll have to see how deep it goes, and if it’s all the way through, I’ll have to learn a little something about filling and stabilizing. It would be a shame to have to turn all of these into ...

Read this entry »


View Gary Fixler's profile

found wood #1: HUGE Eucalyptus score

06-05-2009 02:34 PM by Gary Fixler | 5 comments »

Sheesh. Good thing I have a truck now. I saw a note on craigslist today (online classifieds) that a guy had put “10 to 15 more” eucalyptus logs out in the alleyway behind his house. LA is all blocks split in half by access alleys big enough to drive 2 cars through (barely). The Google directions were a little wonky (didn’t name one of the roads, had me lost for an hour), and so a 47mi. round trip turned into a 75mi. round trip, and there were an incredible number of cop d...

Read this entry »


View degoose's profile

Torque Workcentre at work.. #16: Dressing a slab.

01-25-2010 01:25 AM by degoose | 11 comments »

Here is a few short videos of the Torque Workcentre making light work of dressing a slab of Eucalyptus.. . . This slab was fairly hard and around 16 inches by 30 inches..even though this is a small slab by any standard the principle is the same and as you can see it only takes minutes.. so if the slab were bigger it would still not take any great amount of time to flatten and smooth it…

Read this entry »


View Gary Fixler's profile

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...

Read this entry »


View Gary Fixler's profile

found wood #7: No, not MORE huge Eucalyptus logs!

06-20-2009 03:54 AM by Gary Fixler | 15 comments »

I tried to get in touch with the guy who put the logs out in Canoga Hills to see if there were any of the 5 I had left on my last/first trip remaining, and if it would be worth the 30 minute drive. He never got back to me, but I noticed he reposted on craigslist a few days later that he put 15 more logs out there. That night after work I headed up. I’d wanted to find metal brackets that turn 2×8 or 2×10 planks into ramps that lay on the tailgate, so I could dolly the logs r...

Read this entry »


View Serradura's profile

From a 200 year old ruin to a workshop, a 3 year journey... #5: Working towards the first stones of rebuilding

05-08-2013 10:12 PM by Serradura | 6 comments »

The view, the reason for buying a 200 year old derelict cottage at this place in the rural heart of Portugal, is sometimes scary. Bush fires are common during the summer. In this case our view from the hilltop became a dark spectacle. After a few years you get use to it, and it makes you carefull with fire. Sometimes it’s the only way to get rit things, so at the first rain fall in october…. To show that there is some woodworking involved during the first years of th...

Read this entry »


View scrappy's profile

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...

Read this entry »


View Serradura's profile

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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJ19lqOF8p8

Read this entry »


View PG_Zac's profile

Rescued Wood #11: Internal Stresses in Wood

01-18-2010 11:28 PM by PG_Zac | 2 comments »

We all (should) know that wood naturally has some internal stresses that on occasion cause the wood to warp in various ways. These stresses NORMALLY tend to surface during moisture changes or sometimes during removal of sections of a board or plank. Well yesterday wood stress nearly made me cr@p myself. So there I was, happily slabbing away at some beautiful Eucalyptus (see previous 2 posts). Relief was coursing through me as I neared the end of a cut knowing I could take a few minute...

Read this entry »


View PG_Zac's profile

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...

Read this entry »


« prev 1 2 3 next »
29 entries


DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com