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    Posted: 24 Aug 2012 at 8:02pm
Hello all. I sent Gary (RAVA) some timber to make a couple of nudes. This is what he came up with. He did a fantastic job, showing off the grain beautifully, with a high gloss....which leads me to the question...Does anyone know what the timber is? I think it originally came from a Timber yard in Cairns that specialised in rarer timbers.
Hint - medium density, not that easy to carve when comparing to beech or red cedar.


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THERE stunners darren gary sure does make a stud nudies very nice boysClapClapregards bob
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Looks a little like Qld Maple???
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They turned out nice Darren, don't recognize the timber, could be a eucalypt?
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Both guesses are wrong so far!
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looks like some kind of Oak?,could also be mountain ash (tassie oak)? err Teak?.Darren your going to tell us its MDF or something arent you?LOL
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very nice work by the way FlaccoClap
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Not teak, mountain ash, tasmanian oak, eucalypt, QLD maple or MDF (thanks Chris )
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The timber is certainly very nice, distinctive well marked grain for sure. Lots of rain forest timbers in Cairns but i haven`t seen it before. I await with interest Darren. Cheers Richard
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Not all the timber is this choice for grain. The majority is quite plain. Had to search to find a piece with nice grain and even then, Gary only had enough for these two. They turned out better than I expected.
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Flacco makes some very nice lures!
Can't wait to see my collection tomorrow.

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Yes James he does...I have bought one or two!
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They are gorgeous :)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SNAFU Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Aug 2012 at 5:53am
Saw these in production,RAVA does a very nice lure for sure...i forget what he said the timber was...

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I think it could be Fig.Lofty
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Looks like Sassarfras ??? I use to make timber doors for kitchens.
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This timber is a hardwood, comes from North QLD, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia. Its main uses are in joinery, furniture and as a decorative veneer. Timber is Scarce.
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i'll bet it's kwilla?????....mick
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Darby Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Aug 2012 at 8:41am
Mick, you could be right, Kwila is normally darker, but that is result of aging after logging. If the tree were young enough and worked before it oxidises it can be lighter in colour.
Also known as Swamp mahogany in NQ.

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Here is a pic of the dressed timber to help you. It machines and sands to a very fine finish due to the tight grain.

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They are beautiful nudes.  You did tell me what the timber was but it looks a lot different than what I expected.  Great craftmanship by Gary.  I love the shape of the smaller lure. 
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White cedar/Cape Lilac, nice nudes.ClapThumbs Up

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Size of tree and type of forest/location: A medium sized hardwood of the coastal rainforest of New South Wales and Queensland.
Description of wood: Heartwood pale brown. Sapwood not clearly distinguishable. Texture fine and even. Grain sometimes interlocked.
Dry density kg/m3: 630
Workability: The dry wood rapidly dulls cutting edges. Glues well
Durability:
Use: Plywood, joinery, carving, flooring
Availability: Scarce.
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Not mango or fig is it?
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Other Names: Blood-in-the-bark, North Queensland Coachwood, Jackwood
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hmmm, i`ve got Coachwood as Scented Satinwood?? Cheers Richard
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   Satin Sycamore
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Satin Sycamore it is!...well done
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   Googled it EmbarrassedEmbarrassed...Nice tips..Thanks steiny Wink
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i am a carpenter by trade and will say they are great looking lures but cant pick the timber
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