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Old 07-17-2017, 11:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Hi peoples,

Time for our monthly game and this time, it will be about wood identification, the wood is from my stables and part of the timbers list.

This wood is native to Australia and fairly common in this area.

There are 3 questions and they are as follow;

1- What is the common name of this tree species...!

2- Within these tree species, I classify the wood as "old" or "new", which one is the one showing in the pics..?


3- Old or new, why...?

I would like to remind you all of the new conditions I introduced in game #32 and that is what actually the gift voucher amount will be spent on, and allow the actual winners to make their own choices. The only RULE that I ask you all to respect is that I allow each 1/3 of the value amount (AU$100.00) to be used for the selection of blanks/packs between the 3 main blanks types I make/sell, there is, raw/natural wood blanks, stabilized blanks/packs and Resifills (cast blanks), this means basically that you can select 1/3 of each type or all raw/natural blanks but never the voucher amount of all stabilized or Resifill blanks, I hope this has come clear if not, let me know...!

A voucher code will be sent by PM or email to the winner that will use it to put his/her's order, any freight/shipping is not included in the prize/voucher so, you will be requested at checkout to pay for posting.

Good luck...!

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Old 07-18-2017, 03:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
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I think this could be golden wattle, old type because it has spalted to some extent but not been stabilized because it was cut when fresh and is still robust.
Old because this tree has some history to it, perhaps of the kind referred to in another thread of yours I've seen today 🤞

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Old 07-18-2017, 08:58 AM   #3 (permalink)
 
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I sell 2 main varieties of Golden Wattle, the #18-N (new trees, more vivid reds) and the #18-O the Older trees (in age), reds transform into brows as the trees age, this listing is for the New trees wood...!

I am going OLD because I would say that is more browns than vivid reds.

If it is deemed I win, I will pass, because I won a couple rounds ago.
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Old 07-19-2017, 01:11 AM   #4 (permalink)
 
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Wow, have I lost my touch or something...?

Only a couple of members bothered..? they both have won recently so, I would like to give the prize to someone new (I'm sure the previous winners will agree...!) so, and as a result, I would like to add a 4th question so that other members can have a chance to the prize.

So, this is the additional question.

4 - Woods such as the Golden Wattle and any other Acacia species, can become extremely difficult to cut, blades are known to smoke and get blunt in no time, what is in the wood that causes this to happen...?

PS: The first guess by DJBPenmaker is partially incorrect, the only historical aspect of these trees is that they symbolise this South Australia State, however, edicehouse's guess is spot on and I'm amazed at how he found and used my own words to describe the 2 types this wood offers (new and old), well-done mate...!

Let's play folks...!

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Old 07-19-2017, 03:07 AM   #5 (permalink)
 
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Actually the history/ interest I was referring to was the following in your listing for this wood.

"These blanks were processed from an old Golden Wattle tree that was planted next to the car park of the shopping centre built in the 70's in my next town of McLaren vale that we........."
and the interesting story that followed.

I don't know why more members are not playing maybe it's to do with holidays etc. I find it really good fun doing a little detective work and learning about different woods at the same time. Of course I've already got the answer to your 4th question and so I won't post it here.
Btw the new game has served as a reminder to claim my prize from last month's game.



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Old 07-19-2017, 03:56 AM   #6 (permalink)
 
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1. Golden wattle.
2. It's old (as established above.)
3. Because that fact was established as above too.



4. High silica content will dull blades quickly.
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I am with herb on #4. This is why lawn mower blades get dull from cutting soft, fluffy grass.
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+1 for silica
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4. Metal fences that the tree grew around.

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4. Pitch build up like Bartolo Colon.
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