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In Australia we have Gumtree, which is a free classifieds site

I thought I would start a thread for the Aussie's to post up cool stuff found for sale in Australia on any relevant site.
I have recently been trawling police auctions looking for bargain saws.

Post en up folks.
 

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well we can always add some pics of gum tree's along the way
The ultimate in Australia is Ironbark
It is as hard a rock. I cut this stuff green, 2 days fallen alive, and it dulled the chain every tank of fuel

I am calling this un-splitable by hand and thank the timber gods that my old man has a 17 ton hydraulic spliter. It can be split by hand, and I have done it but takes repeated hits in the one spot to crack it. Its hard work
Hitting this stuff with a hand splitter is like swinging an axe into 1 foot thick conveyor rubber. It just jars your bones and laughs at you
Once dry it burns long and VERY hot



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wish i had some of that wood the past two winters.
 

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Ironbark is a saw killer,i shudder when I see it.

Yeah it sure tests your gear.
This was the first time I have had the 066 with the 30" bar buried bar deep in Iron bark, and damn didn't it make it work hard.
If I cut this stuff all the time I would either go through a lot of clutches or get an MS880

And the smell of it. Iron bark had such a sweet fantastic smell.
I took this pic today and just stood next to it drying in the sun. It smelt like heaven!

Not looking forward to splitting it

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Yeah it sure tests your gear.
This was the first time I have had the 066 with the 30" bar buried bar deep in Iron bark, and damn didn't it make it work hard.
If I cut this stuff all the time I would either go through a lot of clutches or get an MS880

And the smell of it. Iron bark had such a sweet fantastic smell.
I took this pic today and just stood next to it drying in the sun. It smelt like heaven!

Not looking forward to splitting it

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Great pic there nice wood
 

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I once put down some Ironbark decking,the stuff would not take decking oil,it was so dense. Every nail hole had to be predrilled.
fortunately there is not much ironbark where I'm cutting,just up on the ridges.
We mainly have Box(tough enough in its own right) and Stringybark
 

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Dose a carbide chain work in that wood?
 

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I have found that the bark itself dulls a chain really quickly,so that when you hit the timber,your chain has lost its edge.
An old woodcutter told me that lots of quartz particles end up in the bark of ironbark during its growth cycle,and this is why its murders chains.
Could be an old wives tale though
 

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No, its not an old wives tail.
Look at the names of most gum trees in Australia and they are named after their appearance or bark.
Ironbark is no exception! And the bark is the soft bit.
That bark will hold every bit of dust and dirt that it comes in contact with over the years. I dont think its just dirt, the bark has a very fibrous, spongy abrasive nature on its own.
And a tree as big as in the pics above can be upwards of 150+ years old. You dont see large growth rings cause they grow slow and dense. The rings you see usually represent long periods of drought then wet, creating different colors as the timber grows in different conditions.
Counting the rings on these things can mean decades, not seasons.

gmax, great pic...... The wood is the most challenging thing to attack with a saw but the rewards are huge, and how about the smell of it as it dries in the sun. Amazing!

I would soooooo love to hold a GTG here in Australia where we could get all the Northern brothers here to see what they think of this stuff compared to northern native timbers.
 

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Yep..... these big Aussie hardwoods need big saws.
Maybe we need another category above hardwood?

Ironwood?

Were you cutting thin cookies so you could move them for chipping?
 

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I really want to get a mill up and running and attack one of these to make some furnature
 

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Yep..... these big Aussie hardwoods need big saws.
Maybe we need another category above hardwood?

Ironwood?

Were you cutting thin cookies so you could move them for chipping?

Yes about 3 to 4 inch cookies so I could move them to the backyard for splitting later, It was 39c when I was cutting which didn't help.
 
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