One of my fellow LJ’s drew my attention to a sale on trademe (our local ebay) of a log of Tasmanian blackwood. I made a bid on it and to my surprise i won! the auction was for 3 lengths of 2.5 meter, ~50-60cm diameter. the tree was over 100 years old. I went there yesterday and started to mill with my alaskan – it was very hard work – this timber is hard!
By the end of the day I had 5 nice slabs, 7cm thick and I am not even 1/4 way through!!!!
I couldn’t resist the temptation and scraped clear part of the smallest slab:
-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...