|Project by Paul Jenkins||posted 05-07-2016 09:55 AM||1720 views||5 times favorited||13 comments|
Redgum is a native to the eastern side of Australia. Its a pretty hard/dense wood, though I don’t know if its E. camaldulensis, E. macrorhyncha, or E. tereticornis. One has a janka of 10kN, the other is 12kN. We Australians aren’t very good at naming things. Three different species known as redgum, though e. tereticornis is also known as forest red gum, bastard box, blue gum, flooded gum, grey gum, mountain gum, Queensland blue gum, red gum, red ironbark, red irongum and slaty gum”. Flooded gum? Oh yeah, thats actually E. Grandis, a softer species (5.6kN), but sure, lets just name it that as well.
Either way I’ve hurt my shoulder moving it today.
I know many don’t like the slab look, and I’m not 100% on it either, but my wife likes it and thats all that matters. I’m unlikely to do an endgrain choppingboard, so consider this my ‘everybody gets a free pass on the learning path’ thing.
Trying out a new-to-me finish, Osmo PolyX Oil. I like the look and feel. Its supposed to be suitable for dining tables and the like, and if true would mean I’d all but dump polyurethane from my library.
Video for those interested in the build process