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 Post subject: Eucalyptus split didge project
PostPosted: 29.08.2008, 19:38 
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I have come across a rather large piece of the above mentioned wood.
What should i do to it in preparation of a split didge diy job.
And how long does this wood take to season.
And where is the best place to lay this wood to rest until i can make it great once again.

Your help is always appreciated.


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 Post subject: Re: Eucalyptus split didge project
PostPosted: 07.09.2008, 17:30 
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I have been told by a lifelong woodworker that a one year minimum drying time is needed to prevent splitting, warping, and other nasty distortions. Also, sealing the cut ends will help the log dry evenly and prevent splitting as well. I'd imagine a warm, dry area would be a good place to keep it until it is dried all the way.

Anybody else have corrections/improvements to this info?


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 Post subject: Re: Eucalyptus split didge project
PostPosted: 07.09.2008, 21:11 
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i agree with dkmq4f

BUT i would definitely choose a cool place with moderate humidity! and low fluctuations of both. if it possible, camp the log horizontal and turn it around from time to time, but i think this doesnt matter if the wood isnt too wet..

greetings

ps.: jep. a log drys about 2cm in diameter per year. but this is just a rule of thumb... so, according to the size, it maybe takes 2 or more year to get it dust-dry


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 Post subject: Re: Eucalyptus split didge project
PostPosted: 10.08.2009, 14:13 
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thanks for the replys

I have had this wood now for a year well almost and today is the day

Ill keep all posted on how it goes but i can say after shaping and sanding a wee bit its gonna be a real lovely looking bit of wood


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 Post subject: Re: Eucalyptus split didge project
PostPosted: 11.08.2009, 18:17 
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Ok just cut it now starting on holowing it out
**** me its hard as nails havent done more than 200mm and my arms are well and truly ******.
I think there must be a easier way to do this ............now where are my trained termites !!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Eucalyptus split didge project
PostPosted: 12.08.2009, 14:50 
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Day three in the big brother house,,,,,,

Snapped my chisel today damm this woods hard. Looked around for a blade for the grinder but no one has any ..looks like its sweat and tears for me. :bounce:


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 Post subject: Re: Eucalyptus split didge project
PostPosted: 13.08.2009, 20:56 
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ok a question

I have now holowed out both sides question how smooth should the bore be.


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 Post subject: Re: Eucalyptus split didge project
PostPosted: 13.08.2009, 21:30 
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It doesn't need to be smooth. The main thing is not leaving any thin wood or splinters hanging on. They can cause vibrations. If you did a split and hollow, you can burn them with a torch.

Good luck,
Allan


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 Post subject: Re: Eucalyptus split didge project
PostPosted: 13.08.2009, 22:12 
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I have read a lot about bore sizes etc and to be honest it goes straight over my head the size i have is

130cm long

30mm mouth piece
to
11.43cm bell
provided i seal it a glue it well enough any ideas on what it will sound like or is it hit and miss


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