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It's eucalyptus...
Bamboo Dude
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Joined: Jul 05, 2004
Posts: 164
From: Orange Countiki, CA
Posted: 2004-07-13 09:15 am   Permalink

Anyone know something about eucalyptus? The stump that will be arriving at my house today comes from one of those 'silver dollar' eucalyptus trees. Are they similar to anything for familiar like pine or maple...?

 
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Unga Bunga
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Joined: Jun 06, 2003
Posts: 5792
From: CaliTikifornia
Posted: 2004-07-13 09:47 am   Permalink

This doesn't answer your question but,
here's a picture of one.

http://www.almostedenplants.com/mall/wpeB9.jpg


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Tahitiki
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Joined: Jun 11, 2004
Posts: 324
From: San Jose
Posted: 2004-07-13 10:53 am   Permalink

It's tuff to carve but the wood looks good.

Tahitiki


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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2004-07-13 10:58 am   Permalink

Tahitiki is right, it is Hard wood and tough to carve. Also if you carve it when it is Wet, it is fairly soft, but WIL Split wide open. You need to let it dry out so it won't split, then it gets hard.
However it is Beautiful wood!!
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Bamboo Dude
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Joined: Jul 05, 2004
Posts: 164
From: Orange Countiki, CA
Posted: 2004-07-14 08:40 am   Permalink

It's gonna be some time before I feel ready to tackle a 7' tiki, so I'll jus slather on some prune seal and leave 'er to sit a spell. Meanwhile, I used a spoke shave to remove the bark from a 2' section of branch (1.5" dia). Just want to see what happens as it dries. Probably will split, huh?

I am so busy with work & da lil' tikis these days...bear with me I will 'make' the time to carve here real soon.

Thanks for the info Tahitiki & BenZ...awesome shot of a euc. UB! Iz it yours?


 
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