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Who wants some NZ timber turning blanks?

Discussion in 'Wood Carving & Turning' started by KiwiBro, Jun 16, 2017.

  1. KiwiBro

    KiwiBro Hold my beer and film this...

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    Am not sure how we could go about doing this (pyhtosanitary requirements, etc of exporting/importing timbers) but NZ does have some quite lovely native timbers that I'm sure other woodworkers around the world would appreciate also.

    I've got quite a few blocks of quite lovely timber here at the mo', so if anyone is interested, please let me know. I'm thinking, but certainly not limited to, pen blanks might be a good, easy start to learn if we are allowed to send this stuff out of the country.

    If anyone is interested, you could google images of timbers like Rimu, Kauri, Totara, Matai, Pohutukawa, Puriri. I have these in my racks looking for special projects.

    Here's some figured Rimu, for example:
    RimuFigure.jpg
     
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  2. Jim Timber

    Jim Timber 1/4 bubble off

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    That'd make lovely pistol grips, or a rifle stock.
     
  3. KiwiBro

    KiwiBro Hold my beer and film this...

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    Sure would. If only the blocks were long enough. Alas, they are just small bits.
     
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    Lovely figure. Reminds me of "waterfall bubinga" from africa, $20 range per b/ft in large table size slabs. The logs that are exported to europe are around 6 foot or more diameter. The size is what makes the phyhtosanitary economical IMHO. The price is from what I recall from a couple years ago when I thought I''d have a large enough room to make one of those 14 foot long by 4 foot wide tables to show off.:ices_rofl: I've gotten over that sillyness. That you for showing something I would not know of other wise:clap:
     

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