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    eucalyptus slabs

    These are some slabs I brought with me from Tucson. The first and third are shortly after I milled them in Tucson. The middle was taken while running it through a planer here in New Bern.

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    Re: eucalyptus slabs

    Pretty grain! What are you going to make w/ them?
    I'll gladly tell you how I do something. Just please don't confuse that with the right way to do it, and almost certainly not the only way.


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    Re: eucalyptus slabs

    Interesting grain pattern Shawn, first I've ever seen of eucalyptus lumber. I'd enjoy seeing more photos of it!
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    Re: eucalyptus slabs

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    Pretty grain! What are you going to make w/ them?
    Not sure. I've had them for nearly 3 years. Might do a waterfall desk.

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    Re: eucalyptus slabs

    Here you go Bruce, photos galore. There's a bunch of "eucalyptus" species but I'm not sure what Shawn has.

    http://www.hobbithouseinc.com/person.../eucalypts.htm

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    • redgum, river / Eucalyptus camaldulensis (and a few others) which is what is sold in the U.S. as red gum eucalyptus and river red eucalyptus

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    Re: eucalyptus slabs

    I bring back Eucalyptus when we go to Hawaii. I bring an extra duffle for wood and it's top on my list next to Monkeypod and Koa
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    Re: eucalyptus slabs

    Is this the same as the Lyptus that was available a few years ago? Pretty wood, very hard no knots but full of silica so sharpening was a constant effort.

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    Re: eucalyptus slabs

    Quote Originally Posted by Roy G View Post
    Is this the same as the Lyptus that was available a few years ago? Pretty wood, very hard no knots but full of silica so sharpening was a constant effort.

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    No, Lyptus is a hybrid that was grown in Brazil by Weyerhauser. It is not EUCAlyptus. Lyptus used to be sold by the Hardwood Store but it's no longer on their menu.

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    Re: eucalyptus slabs

    Quote Originally Posted by Roy G View Post
    Is this the same as the Lyptus that was available a few years ago? Pretty wood, very hard no knots but full of silica so sharpening was a constant effort.

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    I found the log on a Tucson golf course. They were clearing a lot for extra parking. It must have been cut quite some time ago, when I took the center cut slab to a local woodcraft store, the moisture meter read 6%.

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    Re: eucalyptus slabs

    Advantage lumber sells Eucalyptus lumber. I think they have it at their North Carolina store in Grover. I know they have it in Florida. That is where they harvest it. You might want to check out viable Lumber in Florida (if they are still in business). Another source in Florida is Ye Old General Store. They have a lot of different wood. I believe all three stores kill their wood from urban sources. Not positive, but I believe Eucalyptus is an invasive spieces in Florida.

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    Re: eucalyptus slabs

    Eucalyptus was brought over from Australia in the late 1800's early 1900's for the furniture industry, only to find out the second growth timber was very unstable. Plantations were located in southern California.

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    Re: eucalyptus slabs

    I found the log on a Tucson golf course. They were clearing a lot for extra parking.
    Curious, how did you know that it was Eucalyptus that you scavenged in Tucson?

    Here's a bit about Eucalyptus species for landscaping in the Tucson/Phoenix area.

    https://www.pinalcentral.com/trivall...08dd7f3f9.html

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    Re: eucalyptus slabs

    Eucalyptus is rather prevalent in the southwest. It was planted for wind breaks on agricultural land and landscaping because it's a very fast grower. It's also one of the largest trees in the southwest. I had 4 or 5 on my property.

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    Re: eucalyptus slabs

    Quote Originally Posted by shawn View Post
    Eucalyptus is rather prevalent in the southwest. It was planted for wind breaks on agricultural land and landscaping because it's a very fast grower. It's also one of the largest trees in the southwest. I had 4 or 5 on my property.
    And my question still stands.

    Curious, how did you know that it was Eucalyptus that you scavenged in Tucson?

    No leaves, but maybe the bark is characteristic if you've been around living Eucalyptus trees like you had in your yard.

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    Re: eucalyptus slabs

    The size alone led me to believe it was euc. The bark is a definite indicator as it is very shaggy. This log had no bark but the exposed surface is a pretty good indicator as well.

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