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Old 06-17-2016, 01:18 AM   #21 (permalink)
 
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Guess I should get a couple pieces for pepper mills as well , seeing as how they are from a peppercorn tree , about 2 1/2 square by 8-9 inch should do . Am I correct in thinking that these are from the S American peppercorn tree , which has become a weed in Australia ?

Don`t worry about non-uniformity of the voids in the blank . Only once have I found a 1 1/2 inch plank with insect holes that very uniform throughout . I think a cylindrical object looks best when it has a variety of features around it - the thrill of the unexpected , because you can`t see the other side until you turn it around .

Wayne
Yes, you are correct Wayne.

Do you want some of these pig pieces in the spalted stuff or with the holes? (possible each piece will a combination of both...!)

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Combination would be great George , if possible .
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Guess I should get a couple pieces for pepper mills as well , seeing as how they are from a peppercorn tree , about 2 1/2 square by 8-9 inch should do . Am I correct in thinking that these are from the S American peppercorn tree , which has become a weed in Australia ?

Don`t worry about non-uniformity of the voids in the blank . Only once have I found a 1 1/2 inch plank with insect holes that very uniform throughout . I think a cylindrical object looks best when it has a variety of features around it - the thrill of the unexpected , because you can`t see the other side until you turn it around .

Wayne
Yes, you are correct Wayne.

Do you want some of these pig pieces in the spalted stuff or with the holes? (possible each piece will a combination of both...!)

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Combination would be great George , if possible .
Got 4 pairs cut and in the oven...!

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Old 06-17-2016, 07:57 AM   #23 (permalink)
 
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The pic of the regular peppercorn burl pieces looks good too. This could be expensive...! I am anxious to see the red gum pieces too, along with the other types.
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The pic of the regular peppercorn burl pieces looks good too. This could be expensive...! I am anxious to see the red gum pieces too, along with the other types.
Don't worry they are coming...!

This evening I took from the oven after 24 hours drying, only the pen blanks cast pieces, they did dry faster because of all the holes and the sizes they were cut at, all other are still there + the bigger blanks for Wayne.

So, I now could work out how many pieces approx, I can put in a 1kg box and also on the 2kg box, I can gi bigger it necessary.

I have attached the pics I took, they show a 1kg box filled to limit and the same for the double size box with 2kg of these same cast blanks.

The 1 kg box I can fit between 35 and 40 pieces and on the 2kg one, about 75 to 80 pieces, they are all different and some weight more than others.

So, this is only for the Peppercorn burl cast pieces and the costs are as follow;

* 1kg box with Peppercorn burl cast pieces only, AU$30.00 + AU$24.00 shipping to overseas destinations.

* 2kg box with Peppercorn burl cast pieces only, AU$60.00 + AU$40.00

* For within Australia, the price per kilo is the same at $30.00 + freight that will be $9.00 for a 500gr Postal bag and $14.00 for a 3kg Postal bag, a 5kg postal bag will cost $19.00

Prices for the other wood species prepared as pen blanks casting trimmed pieces, I will work out very soon, some of those species are heavier so, I need to work out a price that will balance their extra weight compared to the Peppercorn and allow a similar number of pieces for the same value I have given above.

Tomorrow, I will be able to weight and box the full size pen blanks from the Peppercorn burl those with holes and those spalted no holes, I hope to be able to maintain the AU$30.00 per kilo.

Have a look at the pics and remember that, I can make a mix package with any of the wood species I will make available to you guys, that will be no problem...!

This should start to give you guys a very good idea of what it will cost...!

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That 2KG mixed box is tempting! It would be cool to have a large assortment of casting pieces (probably around 40) and then the rest filled with mixed species of burls including red gum, peppercorn, olive root burl or whatever you find interesting and surplus that you were thinking of including with this deal.

I like the looks of the peppercorn burl blanks and I have never done olive root burl or red gum, so it makes sense to me to go for the gusto and get a large box! You only live once!
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Spalted with no holes, I think for the peppercorn burl. Maybe a few with holes that I could cast, but sometimes I don't like the looks of the wood with holes or anything that looks like banksia pods. Kinda weird to me!
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Old 06-18-2016, 09:49 AM   #27 (permalink)
 
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Thumbs up Here we go...!

OK folks, I have most of the stuff done for you guys to pick and decided quantities.

I may add a latter stage another couple of casting tree species pieces such as the Vine, Truffle etc. but for now, this will do.

All blanks are identified with the prices included, for a mix match of pen castings pieces, you select how many pieces you want from each, as a couple of pics attached demonstrated, each bundle of 6 pen casting pieces weight between 200gr and 250gr, depending of the wood species so, the total number of pieces requested may require a slight adjustment in numbers, to keep the weights withing the 250gr increments, including the packaging stuff required.

I believe, you guys have everything you need to make your selection and order, thanks...!

Have fun...!

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I'll let you know shortly!
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I'll let you know shortly!
Don't hurry, I'm going to bed and rest these old bones, I have been up since 5:00am.

I will check sometime tomorrow...!

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All of the 4x1 1/2 pairs , George
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