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634 days ago

has anyone ever used red gum wood.if so for what

-- jeff robinson, panama city, fl

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#1 posted 634 days ago

I know red gum as a specie of eucalyptus. I’ve never worked with it except to split it for firewood, but if you have green wood, it will split and twist every which way but loose as it dries. Good luck, if you do build with it, be sure to let us see how it turns out.

-- Greg, No. Cal.

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#2 posted 633 days ago

I used it for this project and was very happy with the result. It’s rather soft but machines and polishes well. I like it for the colours and dramatic grain.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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#3 posted 454 days ago

Gene’s wood is quite different looking to the Red Gum we get here in Australia.

The Red Gum or sometimes called river Red Gum is used over here a lot as slabs to make tables. The trees are called widow makers as the wood is very hard the more seasoned it is, and brittle, limbs can fall from trees with no notice at any time; don’t pitch a tent under one.

I just finished a project posted on the 28 Apr

You can see it looks a lot different to Gene’s, it has a real red/pink hue to it and it is really hard. I am about to start on a large burl slab as a coffee table and will be posting a blog along the way.

Cheers David

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David

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