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    wavy eucalyptus pieces

    hello folks- heres some u.k eucalypt which is a challenge to turn but can produce some great organic shapes






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    Your lathe must wobble something fierce.

    Actually, very creative turnings. Mighty fine.

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    Great shapes!

    Did you sandblast them? It looks so on the third pic
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toni Ciuraneta View Post
    Great shapes!

    Did you sandblast them? It looks so on the third pic

    no thats- all natraul movement/cell breakdown and it happens very quickly too.

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    Very cool, George. I picked up a couple big pieces of similar-looking eucalyptus earlier this week. My previous encounters with this type of eucalyptus has involved lots of cracking during the drying process. I may just follow your lead and turn it thin and let it do what it wants.
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    Kewl George. I like'em both.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Very cool, George. I picked up a couple big pieces of similar-looking eucalyptus earlier this week. My previous encounters with this type of eucalyptus has involved lots of cracking during the drying process. I may just follow your lead and turn it thin and let it do what it wants.
    my advice to any one working with this timber is to work quickly and keeep it wet- if you stop to have a drink etc it wil start to move- turn it as soon a s you can, keep it wet whilist turning( be carfull of any electrics) wet sand it and within 24 hours it will have moved incredibly after 48 hours its all done. hold it upto your ear after 1 hour and you will hear the poping and fizzing as it moves- its incredible stuff- plus it makes your workshop smell nice

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    George, those are incredable.

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    Wow that is some really cool stuff nice work! So I take it from your explanation of things that you just turn this stuff green and it shapes itself like this from drying? If so that's pretty neat. Those look great

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