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Howdy,

I've got a pretty decent eucalyptus on my own land that needs to come down. It'sa good bit over 2ft at the base, with about 18ft of worthwhile stem. I know a guy with a mobile mill, and I'll be getting him in anyway to do 3 big cypress, an ash, and a few sitka that I have, so I was going to have the eucalyptus sliced up as well. After doing a bit of reading, I was thinking of making a load of chopping boards out of it. Has anyone done this, or anything else worth mentioning, out of eucalyptus?

 

Cheers dudes.

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Euc is one of the worst woods for splitting when it is drying. Might be worth chopping it for firewood and save yourself some money rather than paying for it to be milled, unless he is doing it for free.

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That's a shame to hear. I'm clearing dozens of trees from this site so we're not short of firewood, ash and goat willow mostly, I was hoping the eucalyptus would be worth keeping for something else. Would the stem be better kept whole and dried slowly for a few years before being played with? It's less likely to split then, isn't it? 

 

He'd not be doing it for free, no. We get on well, but he doesn't like me that much.

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7 minutes ago, peds said:

That's a shame to hear. I'm clearing dozens of trees from this site so we're not short of firewood, ash and goat willow mostly, I was hoping the eucalyptus would be worth keeping for something else. Would the stem be better kept whole and dried slowly for a few years before being played with? It's less likely to split then, isn't it? 

 

He'd not be doing it for free, no. We get on well, but he doesn't like me that much.

Odd last sentence.

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The chap with the mill doesn't like me well enough to spend the day working for free. He'd expect to be paid for the hours he puts in. Which is fair enough. 

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Firewood the euc. It dries pretty fast.

I hope he has a powered log splitter, it can be miserable stuff with an axe or maul .... good way to work off that Christmas dinner I guess

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I have seen nice big slab tables made from it but on an tv program from the US dont know if it would be a diffrent type ,if it was me I would be tempted to mill a few 4/6 inch slabs strap them up and see what happens even if it cracks badly it could be used for resin tables

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15 hours ago, peds said:

The chap with the mill doesn't like me well enough to spend the day working for free. He'd expect to be paid for the hours he puts in. Which is fair enough. 

Even if I like someone a lot there is no way Id be doing a days milling for him for free. :D It's never free anyway, with the cost of fuel, oil and chain wear Id be paying him for the privilege of doing him a favour. :D 

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