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Going to local shows. #26: I have not been to Tasmania...

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Blog entry by degoose posted 11-02-2010 07:34 AM 871 reads 1 time favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is going to be a first for me… off to the timber show in Launceston, Tasmania, in 2 weeks… I have never been to Tasmania and am really looking forward to dropping in on one of the world’s greatest timber growing regions… and home of some of the world’s best wood craftsmen…. I hope to meet up with some of them and swap ideas..

And speaking of timbers…Check here

Tasmanian Blackwood [one of my favourites.] Myrtle, Huon Pine, King William Pine, Celery Top Pine, Leatherwood, Silver Wattle….. and my all time favourite…

Black Heart Sassafras…

Like a kid in a candy store… or lolly shop as we say here in the land downunder…

Flying out on the Wednesday afternoon..arriving in the evening… that leaves all day Thursday to make sure the stand is in tip top shape… all the machines [we are taking 3] are assembled and tuned… all the gear is working and everything is ready for the three days of the show…

Pack up on Sunday afternoon and fly back north on Monday afternoon… may be a little time to sight see on Monday forenoon…

I can’t wait… and for all those readers of this blog or my posts at Larry's Workshop please come by and say hi… check out the deals and just have a chat…

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



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moshel

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#1 posted 11-02-2010 07:37 AM

Just milled today Tasmanian blackwood!!! beautiful timber. I have heaps of slabs, do you want me to send you one? :-)

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

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#2 posted 11-02-2010 07:39 AM

moshel, How about sending a little to all the LS? We will be very appreciative :-))

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

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#3 posted 11-02-2010 07:40 AM

Larry, you meant there is a real Tasmania? I thought that was a fictious place where Tasmanian Devils came from!!

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

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John Ormsby

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#4 posted 11-02-2010 07:40 AM

Larry,

Watch out for those Tasmanian devils!!!!!

Enjoy the trip and please give us some updates. Sounds like a lot of fun.

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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moshel

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#5 posted 11-02-2010 07:55 AM

TopamaxSurvivor no problem. each slab is 2m long ~50cm wide, 7cm thick. it weight over 100kg…. do you have a FedEx account I can use? :-) remember, I am in NZ (and no, this is not a US state)

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

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#6 posted 11-02-2010 08:30 AM

Sorry, no FedX acct here:-(( I thought shipping was included :-)) I know where you are. If the wood was in North America, we could go get it ourselves :-) Sorry it is not as much a pleasure doing business with you as I thought it might be :-((

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

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Sam Shakouri

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#7 posted 11-02-2010 09:03 AM

I wished I were with you. Have a very good time, Larry.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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stefang

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#8 posted 11-02-2010 12:09 PM

Hi Larry, you sound like a pilgrim on the road to Jerusalem. That Black Sassafras is spectacular wood. I can see why you like it so much. I hope you have a good time and also sell a lot. Looking forward to your follow-up blog.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#9 posted 11-02-2010 12:45 PM

Hi Larry;

It sounds like a lot of fun to me. Enjoy!

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Maveric777

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#10 posted 11-02-2010 01:43 PM

Ohhh I am green with envy. That sounds like one heck of a trip. Have fun Larry and soak it all up my friend.

P.S. We want some more videos of your experience as well…. Share… Share… Share….lol

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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Karson

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#11 posted 11-02-2010 01:43 PM

Larry: have a great time.

-- 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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rivergirl

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#12 posted 11-02-2010 02:30 PM

Can’t wait to see the pics of that lumber!

-- 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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helluvawreck

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#13 posted 11-02-2010 02:38 PM

Larry, I hope that you have a great trip and a grate show. Keep up the good work.

-- 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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Bluepine38

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#14 posted 11-02-2010 03:29 PM

Look out for that overweight baggage charge on the way back, or are you going to send all the wood back
on the slow boat from China. I know you are not going to be able to resist buying at least one or one
hundred pieces of wood. Enjoy and keep us posted.

As ever, Gus the 71 yr young laborer, tryilng to become a carpenters apprentice.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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eddy

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#15 posted 11-02-2010 03:36 PM

sounds like a great trip i like the looks of the woods
Tasmanian Blackwood,and Black Heart Sassafras are my favorite

-- self proclaimed copycat

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