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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!
    Experience is a hard teacher; she gives the test first, and the lesson later.

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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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