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Wood Gloat #3: This one is for you Karson

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Blog entry by degoose posted 07-23-2009 05:01 AM 1136 reads 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Karson my good friend.
You asked me if here in the land downunder we had any branches.
Let me tell a little story..
Once upon a time a few years ago a fellow I know came upon an accident.. a semi trailer [18 wheeler in your parlance] had run off the road and hit a tree.. the tree was a Moreton Bay Fig….[ficus macrophylla]
The truck was a write-off but the only damage sustained by the tree was that one of the branches had broken off.
My friend,,,being a resourceful bloke…turned up with a mobile milling machine and slabbed the branch.
Here are photos of three of the slabs I was given.





The last two pics are of the rest of the NGR… [New Guinea Rosewood… Matt.] .....that I dressed this morning.
I made a slight error. not all the boards were 8’.... half of the boards were 9’ and a few were 10’

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



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matt garcia

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#1 posted 07-23-2009 05:08 AM

Now THAT is a lumber gloat!! Look at the width of those slabs!! And it was a branch?? Looks like you won the rematch, Larry!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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patron

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#2 posted 07-23-2009 05:09 AM

gee , i just sat down to see what was going on ,
going to look you up , and see if you were up to something ,
when the bell sounded , and sure enough here you are !
great wood , good catch .

-- 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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mtnwild

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#3 posted 07-23-2009 05:15 AM

That is so cool.
This site is so refreshing to me because most people I know only see firewood when they look at raw wood.
That’s a big branch!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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degoose

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#4 posted 07-23-2009 05:19 AM

I have absolutely no idea what to make with these slabs.. they are only just over an inch thick.. they were thicker but after a few years drying they are just over the inch. 8 foot long and 2 foot wide.
Any Ideas??!!

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

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patron

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#5 posted 07-23-2009 05:35 AM

counter tops ?
coffee tables ?
cutting boards ?

-- 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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Napaman

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#6 posted 07-23-2009 05:51 AM

ok…i think you are only allowed sooo many wood gloats…then you have to pass the torch (maybe not the best device to pass when we are talking wood)...

NICE SLABS…build a boat.

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#7 posted 07-23-2009 06:38 AM

They look like tables or desks to me, but if all else fails, I guess a work bench for LL assembly :-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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spanky46

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#8 posted 07-23-2009 11:53 AM

A few more and you will have enough for a house!
Nice timber mate!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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Scott Bryan

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#9 posted 07-23-2009 01:06 PM

That is a nice wood find!! If those come from just one branch I would love to see the tree.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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moshel

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#10 posted 07-23-2009 01:29 PM

Ha! Elementary, Watson! you can make cutting boards!

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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Karson

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#11 posted 07-23-2009 03:24 PM

Ok. Ok You do have branches. Or at least one, (now dead and cut into slabs)

Some nice wood Larry.

-- 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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woodsmithshop

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#12 posted 07-23-2009 05:09 PM

often times Larry, branches have a lot of stress in them, so be careful what you build with them.
when you rip them they may open up or even close up.

-- Smitty!!!

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degoose

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#13 posted 07-23-2009 10:13 PM

Thanks for the tip Smitty

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

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Beginningwoodworker

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#14 posted 07-24-2009 12:16 PM

Larry, thats a nice haul!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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stefang

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#15 posted 08-24-2009 10:19 PM

How about a lot of segmented turnings?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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