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  1. HoodieMcFoodie

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    Reminds me of a misshapened Burns Flyte.
     
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    I was trying for early guyatone meets 60s Russian.
     
  3. HoodieMcFoodie

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    I think you succeeded. :D

    Those 60's Russian things are truly hideous.
     
  4. trev333

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    Your guitar looks kinda friendly, better wave back...:D

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    First outing went great, easy to play, great tone, this might be my new favourite guitar. Just proves, looks aren’t everything.
     
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    good to hear it's a keeper.... could be a winning design.. :)

    when does production start?...:D
     
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    Just as soon as I can source another supply of very old and very dry Australian Red Cedar (Toona Cilliata) table legs and the ornamantal tree had regrown to millable size. Don't hold your breath.:lol:
     
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    I've got a bit of Cedar here that I wish was an inch or two wider for a tele body... use a centre strip maybe?

    might get a Mustang out of it or a Bass....


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    Looks a nice piece, bits that size are hard to come by now. About the only source of Cedar now is from old furniture, millable Cedar trees seem to be all locked up in National Parks. Looking at the fire map for NSW north and wondering how much of our remaining cabinet number (Cedar, Coachwood, Sily Oak) has been turned into ash. (pun intended no no prizes for spotting it). Helping with a house restoration here years ago and found that all the verandah posts were Australian Cedar, none of it was reusable, nearly broke down in tears. Good lesson on not wasting the resources we have.
     
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    a friend of mine combed the state forests for old cedar trees that had been felled years ago but fell in a place they couldn't haul out.... and quietly cut what he could to use on his lathe to make small, fine items for the markets... shhhh!....

    man he was good, he could make champagne glasses out of wood... so thin you could almost see through the wood... and he was a bow hunter poaching deer up there as well.... he got knicked for that, but not the woods....;)
     
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    Occasionally a grader driver will have his machine get away on him when widening a track through a forest or NP and accidentaly knock a Cedar over, it then has to be sawn up and removed so that it does not block the track;). NP Rangers though, insist it gets left there at the side of the track in case something cute and furry, or not so cute and scaly, wants to use it as an abode.:(
     
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    My Butcher birds tipped me off to where old mate the snake hangs out with some urgent calls ... right above the backdoor where the ceiling lining starts... the tin must have got a bit hot around lunch time and he came out to cool off a bit.... he went back under the roof when it cooled down...

    looks like he's had a feed recently... hopefully is was the bush rat I saw hanging out the back the other night...

    thanks old mate, doing a good job..:)

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    My thoughts go out to those poor folk caught up in the White Is eruption in NZ.... what a horrorshow to be in the middle of...

    every time I see shows on TV about crews going into craters, I think.. one day that thing will blow and there'll be no warnings... and they're scientists usually in full kit, not mum and dad tour groups wandering through...

    a sad day...
     
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    @Davecam48 .... I'll look into some camphor laurel offcuts next time I go into town... sounds like all he works with is CL....

    talking to my young mate who works for him burning the offcuts... says plenty of bigger bits get discarded..

    how much do you want ?.... ;)
     
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    About a half a wheelbarrow??????????????:lol:

    Hell of a shame to burn it though, even though it is just a weed.............thinking to my youth, I seem to recollect SOME useful weeds!

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    Travelling the Lismore to Byron road a couple of years ago the camphor smell was overpowering as the Byron Council were cutting down Camphor Laurel trees along the road as part of their "getting rid of noxious weeds" plan. Nearly burst into tears seeing all that lovely timber going to waste. CL is great to work - just wear a facemark.:lol:
     
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    another cricket game.. another crap umpiring decision.... let's review all dismissals... we have the tech....
     
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    friday the 13th today..and I only just realised at 9-15 pm...:rolleyes:

    a proper black friday day.... though, I didn't go out anywhere and spent the day inside mostly... ;)

    got a bit of a storm this arvo.... ah, the smell of rain on dry earth... followed by the musty sweet smell of gum leaves on the ground afterwards..... life's simple pleasures...:)
     
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    $1.75 a litre for 91 in town this morning.... it was only 1.40 odd a few days back... robbers...

    soon as the holidays start.... ground hog days...
     
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    been watching this little guy lying on the veranda, guts on the wood, his back against the ali pot to try and cool down... stressed out... all the birds are mouths open panting when I see them... even got a mopoke under the awning up on a rafter,,,he's panting too...

    she's a warm one...

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