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sbharris1

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Just want to share a few cars I have made. I have made a few Woody Wagons, Yellowstone Campers and Grand Prix cars using the beautiful timbers we have here in Tasmania, Australia.

I have mainly used Huon Pine, Myrtle, Blackheart Sassafras, King Billy Pine and Celery Top Pine.

I have started selling them online as well.

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Fantastic photography and beautiful workmanship from a master toymaker. Thank you so much for posting. We are excited to see these fine projects and look forward to seeing more from you!
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Stuart, your toys are stunningly beautiful! As John said, your photography is stellar. I can't wait to see more from you on the forum. Thank you for posting.

Cynthia 
Rod T

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Great set of toys. 
The Tasmanian timbers are amongst my favourites to use, when I can get them.

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Rod T

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Thanks Cynthia and John.

Yes Rod I am very lucky to live in Tasmania. It is not all that expensive and there is plenty available. I drive an hour south to a mill that specialises in specialty timbers. The large Huon Pine slabs were only $60 - $80 each.



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Rod T

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Yes, I have heard it is much cheaper in Tassie. You are very lucky indeed.

Huon Pine is especially expensive and rare here in Canberra. That slab in the photo with the measuring tape on it would be about $200 here. 

Tassie Blackwood is not too expensive, but I don't think it comes from Tassie. 

Sassafras is very expensive and hard to get. 
Myrtle is not too badly priced, plentiful and is a nice one to work with. 

My local timber yard has imported ones as well, but these are quite expensive too. 

Plenty of local Eucalypt species to choose from here, but these are usually very hard and heavy.
Spotted Gum, Sydney Blue Gum, Black Butt etc. 

Surprisingly I can get Jarrah at a reasonable price and this is quite nice to work with. 

Cheers
Rod T



sbharris1

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You need to come over for a holiday with a ute [smile]
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Very nice set of toys and the wood is beautiful. 
BigSur

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Wow! Those are just beautiful and the wood is gorgeous.
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