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Forum topic by interpim posted 01-05-2010 06:18 AM 1088 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-05-2010 06:18 AM

Today was a great day for me :)

I received the Timberwolf blade I ordered with the Visa gift card my Mother-in-law gave me for Christmas, and boy, I didn’t realize how awesome this blade is. I had been using the piece of crap blade that came with my Ridgid bandsaw, and this blade compared to it is night and day.

Also, on the way home I picked up the grinder I have been eyeballing for several months… finally bit the bullet and laid down the cash so to speak.

Oh yeah, rare US wood…

I have signed on for a pen swap on another woodworking forum, and the majority of the users there are Australian. I plan on sending some blanks along with the pen I end up turning, but I am not sure as to what type of woods I should send. I would love to send something that has to be imported there, so that it will be a treat. Here in lies the problem. I have no clue what types of wood are common to our countries, I don’t want to send a spalted oak blank, and it turns out that they are burning it down there because they have way to much going around. I have some maple burl blanks, and some figured redwood blanks I plan on sending, but I also need to pick up some new wood for myself, and if I can get something good to send, I would like to.

Well, any help is appreciated… I’m still beaming about the superb cuts that Timberwolf blade has been giving me :)

-- San Diego, CA

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#1 posted 01-05-2010 09:09 AM

How about California Bay Laurel, also known as Myrtle wood. Umbellularia californica Grows in northern Calif and Oregon.
Mesquite, Madrone, and Manzanita.
All good turning woods and available on the west coast where you live.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#2 posted 01-05-2010 04:25 PM

Hey Interpim, I have some pieces of walnut you can have. They were in that pile of stuff I got from A friend of a friend down in S.D. He told me it was from California and was cut down about 30 years ago. He used to work for cal trans and took some logs that they were going to dispose of. The only thing I can figure out what to do with these pieces is using them for turnings. But I don’t have a lathe…, there yours if you want. They are the small “sticks” here on the right


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#3 posted 01-05-2010 06:35 PM

wow, thanks Eric. I really would appreciate that. Now I have to convince my wife we need to take a trip to Temecula haha.

and when you say small sticks on the right, do you mean the wood from about middle of the truck over to the right LOL Just kidding, that is some awesome looking wood you have there.

-- San Diego, CA

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#4 posted 01-07-2010 02:12 AM

No problem. And right now, my shop is in Vista. So, that’s a little closer for ya. PM me and let me know when you want to come up. I’ll make sure I’m there.

-- Childress Woodworks

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#5 posted 01-07-2010 03:30 AM

Send them some Mesquite from Arizona! Be aware of the postage to ship to Aus.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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