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Wood Gloat #13: What a load of Camphor...

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Blog entry by degoose posted 09-10-2010 02:05 AM 1279 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Good Mate Ken …from Kenscraft Wedding Wishing Wells… dropped by with a load of Camphor Laurel… he gets it from Byron Bay on the mid coast of NSW…



I figure it to be about a cubic metre or just under…

75 percent of the boards are dressed to 25 mm [1 inch] and the other rough sawn at about 32 mm

-- 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 09-10-2010 02:14 AM

Nice gloat!!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#2 posted 09-10-2010 02:44 AM

Very nice score!!

-- Stephen, Perth Western Australia, My inspiration – the Carpenter from Nazareth!

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KnotCurser

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#3 posted 09-10-2010 02:45 AM

Damn, if shipping costs weren’t so much…............

I’d trade even up for my recent load of Black Walnut.

Maybe when they invent the transporter – probably charge for that as well though. ;-)

Let me take a wild guess what you will be making with all this – cutting boards maybe?????

Cheers!

-bob

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#4 posted 09-10-2010 02:58 AM

Lucky dawg!! :-))

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

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#5 posted 09-10-2010 04:15 AM

Curious, does it smell like Camphor when cut?

Nice stash…!

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#6 posted 09-10-2010 04:24 AM

awesome score larry!

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#7 posted 09-10-2010 06:23 AM

Hi Larry.

Man! You could make cutting boards for all of Oz with that haul!
Congrats, you lucky son of a gun.

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#8 posted 09-10-2010 01:15 PM

Nice Larry,

Lee

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#9 posted 09-10-2010 01:44 PM

That is some nice wood, Larry. Congratulations.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#10 posted 09-11-2010 02:39 PM

Does camphor wood smell like camphor (the medicine/essential oil)? If so, does it retain the smell for long time like cedar?

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#11 posted 10-01-2010 06:18 AM

Larry, do you mind answering milady Rivergirl, whether the camphor wood has any smell before , during and after cutting. And if it does, whether it smells as medicine camphor.

Excuse Larry milady, he might have a flu, a common decease during springtime.

-- Back home. Fernando

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#12 posted 10-01-2010 09:00 AM

Fernando- Larry emailed me a while back and his reply was yes, yes and yes. :) He also told me that in Asis camphor wood has been historically used to make chests- sort of like fancy cedar chests here in the U.S

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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