Tassie Care Package

Had my folks visit from NZ recently (thus the large chunk of swamp kauri mentioned recently.). They then headed down to Tasmania for a holiday, and made up a bit of a care package for me from there.

Arrived the other day in a big box:


So if you are wondering why there is a stamp shortage in Tasmania, now you know why!

Inside was this collection, which I now have to decide how best to use it


Combination of Huon Pine (the large pieces), Myrtle, King Billy Pine.
There are some light markings on one piece of Myrtle that almost looks like the fabled Tiger Myrtle.

So thanks :). Sorry you had to read that it arrived safely from my blog, but you know, slack son!  Did try ringing – you really need broadband.

Misan Timbers and Craftwood

I recently received delivery of a boxmaking pack of timber from Misan Craftwood in Tasmania. I was hoping by now that I would have been able to make a box from it to show off the timbers, but I was not expecting my router table to have taken as long as it has, and it is kind of integral to my woodworking!  So as not to hold it up any longer, I thought I might at least take a photo of the pack of timber that arrived, and show what I make from it when I get the chance.

Misan Craftwood Box Pack

Misan Craftwood Box Pack

The pack was delivered to dimensions I had specified from a box plan I want to make – it was all Tassie Oak, with a piece of Jarrah for some contrast pieces. The cost of this pack would be $45 (for Tassie Oak), or $55 if in Blackwood, Sassafras, Celery top Pine and Jarrah

Misan Craftwood have a new thicknesser which gives them precise sizing and a fine finish. They have recently move to Tasmania from WA, so they still have a good range of timbers from the west too.

Looking forward to having my router table back in action so I can get the box made that I’ve been intending to make with these timbers!

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