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where to get white beech in the top end?

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    Posted: 04 Oct 2014 at 2:53pm
Question for top enders, or ex top enders, or someone who knows someone who knows about white beech.....lol!
Cant find any in darwin, and when i want to order some, they ask question like , how many meters do you want? Or not sure how much it is by the ton?
Just want enough to make a few hundred lures...., maybe Balls knows?
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Dave, try some of the boat slipway/yards, and I mean BIG BOAT yards that build/repair BIG boats, that's where I tend to pick mine up from.

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www.cedarworks.com.au    I have been getting White Beech off Craig for many many years and so have plenty of other makers, he posts wood all over Australia, Cheers Paul.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Davent Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Dec 2014 at 9:10pm
Good onya Paul, will give em a go soon.
I now have a great work shop, seriously thinking about tooling up with an over head router set up, just need to get some good info on how to set up and teach myself how to use it! Lol!
guess its still away off yet.
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Try Jim McConnachie in Mareeba.He is on the site.
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G'day Davent/All

Sorry for the delayed response,had access problems for a while & still tend to miss a lot of posts, as for White Beech & really good timbers in Darwin, I think there is more chance of finding Rocking Horse Shit.

I recently picked up some logs that were cut down & left lying on the footpath in Palmerston, I have them drying out, reasonably straight fine grained & light,once I find out what it is I'll let you know as it obviously grows locally & maybe an option besides White Beech.

I have been helping out a few other lure makers who wish to just make lures for themselves and not be invloved in forums etc, I'll have a yak to them & see where they are sourcing their timbers if locally.

Chris Hurt & I used to get Jelatong & Hoop Pine from the Snell Street Bunning when they got in in especially for customers, but I don't think the new Bunning have that sort of customer service, as with a lot of Darwin based businesses.

Lots of other timbers besides the White Beech that maybe cheaper & easier to sources, Cellery Top Pine, Milkwood, Jelaton etc, cheers Balls.
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I hate to say this but a WHITE BEECH TREE seems the logical answer....just saying....Gary
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Dave, I'm away at the moment, but I can let you have some. Don't know if it will suit your general lure size however. I've had a large piece cut for me which Bruce Moller brought back from Qld.
As I don't make larger lures, the longest billet is 4.5". Been meaning to return your visit, like to see your new shed. Will get intouch when I return in late March.
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great! Look forward to having a cold one with you on your return!
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Mate, I just got 5.5 m (25 x 245 mm) of White Beech from Anagote Timbers, 144 Renwick St, Marrickville NSW 2204, Ph. (02) 9558 8444 for about 150 bucks.
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