Wood Gloat #22: Some Tasmanian Blackwood...

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Blog entry by degoose posted 07-31-2014 08:01 PM 1102 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Roughly 200 board feet of Tasmanian Blackwood… got it this week from Trevor… he was having a bit of a clear out… so I got it for a very good price…
There was also some African Mahogany, Melaluca, celery top pine and myrtle…
Will post more pics when I unload … and dress a few boards to see how the grain and colour is…

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

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#1 posted 07-31-2014 08:14 PM

Very nice. How well does this species of wood machine and respond to hand tools. I’ve never encountered it before.

(I do have some old Tasmanian postage stamps with Queen Victoria’s pic on them….)

-- Ed

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#2 posted 07-31-2014 11:02 PM

Can’t wait to see it!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#3 posted 08-01-2014 03:18 AM

I know that you are Australian, but you deserve a good old American “you suck” for this. I am totally envious of the wood you have available. Great find sir.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 08-01-2014 06:49 AM

A pile o’ firewood if you ask me, for a modest fee, I will gladly take it off your hands..

-- Measure twice, cut once, cut again for good measure.

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#5 posted 08-01-2014 10:10 AM

Wow good work Larry
Does he have any more?

-- Regards Robert

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#6 posted 08-01-2014 09:13 PM

I’m happy for your good luck getting this Larry, but a little envious too, so your gloat is working!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 08-02-2014 04:25 AM

looks to be a nice score.can’t wait to see what you do with it!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#8 posted 08-03-2014 01:21 AM

I see good stuff coming soon. Nice haul Larry

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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