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My lovely wifes cousin works for a custom door manufactor and he was talking to his boss about the possibility of me buying some QSWO
from them, they buy 1,000's of BF of that and other hardwoods.
He was open to the idea and was receptive to a phone call.
Anyway he's a real nice guy and we hit it off on the phone, he starts telling me about some 4/4 eucalyptus they have and could never use it as it's only 6ft in length, as well as some 8/4 & 4/4 black walnut that's about the same length. They need a minimum of 8' to work it.
I'm all gung ho for the BW but have never even seen this Austrailan
eucalyptus. Has anyone here ever work this wood?
Any thoughts?
 

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My father and I make handmade knives and has used some eucalyptus before. It's pretty stuff I think we still have a block about 4" x 4" x 1'. I believe our pieces have come from burls, so not sure what the normal grain is gonna look like.
 

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I have some curly Euc that I bought green for box lids. I have not used it yet but I sanded a piece and it looks nice.
 

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There are over 100 varieties of Eucalyptus. The one you want is E. Deglupta. As long as it makes no contact with the ground it's real nice wood and very stable.
 
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