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    Recycling vintage boat timber.
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    Martin555
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    πŸ“ Recycling vintage boat timber.
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    Hi JB,
    Making something useful from what would be burnt or left to rot is always a good thing.

    Imagine if every thing was available for re-use and we all did a lot more of it.
    And if things were made to last like back in the day would this world be a better place.?

    Martin555.
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    Hi JB.
    Thats really interesting.πŸ‘
    The date of the wood is incredible and your turning really good.
    Bill
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    Never give up.It will come right in the end.
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    Thought this might be of interest. When some of the old Auckland steam ferries were being buried in a reclamation for a carpark in Aug 1981, for the new Westhaven Marina in Auckland (next to the Harbour bridge), I managed to rescue a piece of Kauri timber from one before it was buried. The guys were cutting them up with chainsaws and I asked one of them if he could cut a piece for me. He cut about a 4ft length off one of the top deck 5x5 inch support pillars on a remaining section.

    I made quite a few pieces on the wood late I had, which was a lot of fun (a lot of shavings as well) Unfortunately, I sold the lathe when I went overseas to work, but I still have a few bowls etc left, plus a large bollard after 40 yrs. Pics show the location of the ferries and the location the timber came from. Timber is from 1912-1924.
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