LumberJocks

The Eucalyptus Collection

  • Advertise with us

« back to Woodturning forum

Forum topic by Jack Lewis posted 06-21-2016 05:26 PM 627 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Jack Lewis's profile

Jack Lewis

78 posts in 541 days


06-21-2016 05:26 PM

My Eucalyptus collection. All are 8-10 inch dia. and 3.5 – 4 inches tall. They were turned from milled trees by my friend Chas. Chevas Jr. of Roll, AZ. They were severally cracked and required much repair and filling to make the surfaces smooth. Glad I was able to finish before this heat spell hit us. 123 deg. yesterday.

-- "Now we are getting no where, thanks to me"


6 replies so far

View Nubsnstubs's profile

Nubsnstubs

826 posts in 1193 days


#1 posted 06-21-2016 08:16 PM

Pretty good looking bowls, Jack. As far as the current temp, that’s pretty hot. Ours yesterday was 111°. I once knew a lawyer that was born and raised in Bullhead City. She called that area the “Arm Pit of Arizona.” I’m hoping she was talking about the temperature. ............. Jerry (in Tucson)

-- Jerry (in Tucson)

View AZWoody's profile

AZWoody

693 posts in 687 days


#2 posted 06-21-2016 08:33 PM

I love how those turned out.

We hit 121 here on parts of the farm as well. I’ve been out of the shop for a couple weeks now and itching to get back to it.

Jerry, as for the “Arm Pit of Arizona”....this state must have a lot of arms because there definitely are more than 2 of them, haha.

View ki7hy's profile

ki7hy

493 posts in 202 days


#3 posted 06-22-2016 03:47 PM

You guys are funny. Bowls look amazing Jack! I don’t have a lathe, wouldn’t mind stumbling on one at a deal I can’t pass up. I could use some handles made and such. Someday…

I’m going to head over to AZWoody’s place when it get’s cooler (my old truck can’t make that kind of trip in this heat and my Mini Cooper can’t fit much wood). I was in the shop all weekend with the swamp cooler running on full. Wasn’t great but not horrible. I don’t need crazy large pieces of wood….maybe I’ll get the wife to make a field trip with me down there and the cooper fits more than one might think….hmmmm.

View loiblb's profile

loiblb

108 posts in 519 days


#4 posted 06-23-2016 03:46 PM

I have several blanks of Eucalyptus in my storage shed. Is this the color I should expect?
Are there more then one type of this tree?
Thanks

View Jack Lewis's profile

Jack Lewis

78 posts in 541 days


#5 posted 06-23-2016 04:08 PM



I have several blanks of Eucalyptus in my storage shed. Is this the color I should expect?
Are there more then one type of this tree?
Thanks

- loiblb


I can’t say exactly. As you can see in photos the color varies with the finishing techniques. The darkest one was wet sanded with BLO and spray lac. over french polish. It is also the smoothest surface. The others varied also. If you have the same species, quite possibly. There are many so species of Eucs. and other gums. Hell, the results are what makes this job so interesting. You can never tell what is inside of the wood before you put it on the lathe. Even “design modifications” are funner.

-- "Now we are getting no where, thanks to me"

View gator9t9's profile

gator9t9

322 posts in 3167 days


#6 posted 10-12-2016 02:57 AM

There is about a 1000 kinds of Eucalyptus in the world…...I never saw a Eucalyptus
I did not like….
Wish I could find some in Washington.

Gator9t9

-- Mike in Bonney Lake " If you are real real real good your whole life, You 'll be buried in a curly maple coffin when you die."

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com