Typical Timber & Block Dimensions

Wood is an imperfect product as opposed to something like steel, but  we try very hard to get our product as presentable as possible. Our timber is seasoned under ideal conditions in large drying stacks with thin fillet sticks to slow down the seasoning process and help minimise checking.

The baulks are then graded with clear boards being dressed on two faces  and defects removed. Boards are named and priced before dry storage in shipping containers.

Shorter lengths then go into woodturning blanks: ultimately being cut round into biscuits on the band saw, named, priced and end-grain waxed with sealant  to help eliminate checking.

Timber Sizes

We often mill baulks to 210 x 75/100mm

Boards from 150 x 25—210 x 50mm

Leg material - 75 x 75   &  100 x 100mm

Walnut gunstocks - 210 x 65mm

Table/bench slabs -  500 - 1000 x 60mm

 

We have two basic methods of  converting logs into timber and/or wood turning blanks. The first method is to end-grain free saw with a large chainsaw. This produces bar length blocks capable of conversion into two woodturning rounds.

The other method employs our 210mm Lucas Sawmill, which cuts baulks, boards and slabs when the slabbing attachment is utilised.  Along with the free-sawing chainsaw method, the slabber allows for larger blanks exceeding 210mm in       diameter to be produced..

Woodturning blank sizes

Usually between  150—325mm diameter By  45– 150mm thickness ... $7 - $20

We stock some larger platter material pieces Up to - 600 x 60mm ... $22 - $45

Wood carving blocks are catered for as well.

We stock in excess of 5000 blocks

150 x 25 mm
150 x 50 mm
200 x 50 mm
Gun Stocks
- plain
- figured

 

$8 per metre
$15 per metre
$20 per metre

$150
$300