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Wood Gloat #3: This one is for you Karson

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Blog entry by degoose posted 1813 days ago 1106 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 1813 days ago

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 1813 days ago

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 1813 days ago

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 1813 days ago

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

12947 posts in 1924 days


#5 posted 1813 days ago

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 1813 days ago

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 1813 days ago

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 1813 days ago

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 1813 days ago

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 1813 days ago

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 1813 days ago

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 1812 days ago

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 1812 days ago

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 1812 days ago

Larry, thats a nice haul!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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stefang

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#15 posted 1780 days ago

How about a lot of segmented turnings?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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