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    Posted: 04 Oct 2014 at 5:50pm
Australian Cypress, White Cypress Pine

Scientific Name: Callitris glaucophylla (syn. C. glauca, C. columellaris)

Distribution: Australia

Average Dried Weight: 41 lbs/ft3 (650 kg/m3)

Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC): .56, .65

Colour/Appearance: Heartwood colour can vary between boards, ranging from light tan to darker brown, commonly with darker reddish brown streaks. Pale yellow or pinkish sapwood. Commonly small, tight knots are present throughout the wood.

Grain/Texture: Grain is straight, with a medium uniform texture.  Has a moderate natural lustre with a slightly greasy or oily feel.

Workability: Generally easy to work, though frequent small knots can sometimes cause tear out or other machining difficulties. Glues and finishes well.

Odour: Has a characteristic scent that is similar to Camphor.

Allergies/Toxicity: Although severe reactions are quite uncommon, Australian Cypress has been reported to cause skin irritation, as well as less common effects such as boils, swelling of eyelids, and asthma-like symptoms.

"If you are going to have fun with your rod.. get some wood

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