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wood gloat #2: Tasmanian Blackwood

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Blog entry by moshel posted 11-03-2010 03:49 AM 1475 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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...



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Mark Shymanski

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#1 posted 11-03-2010 04:03 AM

Amazing looking wood! This should make some great projects!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#2 posted 11-03-2010 04:29 AM

Hey Moshe.,.. you did not say how long ago the tree was cut… this will change the time needed to air dry…

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

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#3 posted 11-03-2010 04:35 AM

its pretty fresh. i think it was about a month or two ago

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

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#4 posted 11-03-2010 04:56 AM

Wow, great gloat. I turned some of that…and my tools needed a whole sharpening session….it is stone hard wood…but a more beautiful is hard to find. Looking forward to seeing your projects.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#5 posted 11-03-2010 09:40 AM

Looks even better than I expected. Is it simply scraped or did you apply some oil?

-- Dave, Christchurch NZ

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#6 posted 11-03-2010 09:45 AM

Beautiful!!! :-))

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

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moshel

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#7 posted 11-03-2010 09:48 AM

I just put some Turp on it, to show the grain….

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

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#8 posted 11-03-2010 03:55 PM

Very nice score. looking forward to seeing what you do with it
Occie

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#9 posted 03-20-2011 03:18 PM

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