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  • What wood is this?

    I've been lucky enough to get myself a trailer load of wood which I'm told is Yellow Box.
    Now I've done a google search and I have come up 2 different pics both saying they are yellow box

    Mine looks like the first pic.






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  • #2
    Re: What wood is this?

    This is what I got, the wood is wet so that might make it a little harder to identify.

    is it Yellow Box ????







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    • #3
      Re: What wood is this?

      Hi Doug, So it's a box of some sort.

      These are just the branches I left the stumps behind as they would be a pain to cut. The trunk is about 18in wide and were cut in 12-18" lengths but I passed on it.

      I'll cut and stack it all within the next week or two.

      I love this site, thanks Doug.

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      • #4
        Re: What wood is this?

        Originally posted by Karangi Dude
        Oscar,
        If I were you I would go back and get some of the trunk it maybe a bit hard to cut up but I am sure you could wittle away at it.
        Anyway that wood is very green and will take 12 to 18 months minimum to dry.
        Nah I'll save my back and let someone else have the trunks.

        Yeah I figured it'll be 18-24 mths of drying but that's ok I have hardwood fence posts which I got from the inlaws which would give me at least 15 fires. I also have gum of some sort which has been drying for 10mths that's another 5-10 fires so I should be right for wood until this stuff dries.

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        • #5
          Re: What wood is this?

          This is a sample of very dry Yellow Box. It burns very hot and I use it to warm the oven up quickly and for flame to cook the top of the pizza.
          / Rossco

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          • #6
            Re: What wood is this?

            That isn't yellow box - some other variety of gum.


            ........
            This is what I got, the wood is wet so that might make it a little harder to identify.

            is it Yellow Box ????
            Last edited by heliman; 10-24-2011, 04:20 AM.
            / Rossco

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            • #7
              Re: What wood is this?

              The thicker the trunks, the denser the timber. If you can cut it into short, say6" lengths, it is way easier to split.Try to feed your oven with nothing thicker than your wrist.I just bought a chainsaw. It is a cheapie and when I unpacked it, fuelled it up, could not make it start. Retuned it and shall wait. Oh well.
              The best wood is free wood. I love getting wood.
              Kindled with zeal and fired with passion.

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              • #8
                Re: What wood is this?

                That wood will be fine to use - I grab stuff like that off verges whenever I find it. Here in Perth I can start using green wood in about 3-5 weeks if the weather is warm - provided I split it first.
                / Rossco

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                • #9
                  Re: What wood is this?

                  Hi all
                  Than looks to me like the best stuff Free!

                  Regards Dave
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                  Cut once
                  Fit in position with largest hammer

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                  • #10
                    Re: What wood is this?

                    Originally posted by heliman View Post
                    That isn't yellow box - some other variety of gum.
                    ........
                    This is what I got, the wood is wet so that might make it a little harder to identify.

                    is it Yellow Box ????
                    You are right it is hard to tell, thanks for the pics.

                    Originally posted by david s View Post
                    The thicker the trunks, the denser the timber. If you can cut it into short, say6" lengths, it is way easier to split.Try to feed your oven with nothing thicker than your wrist.I just bought a chainsaw. It is a cheapie and when I unpacked it, fuelled it up, could not make it start. Retuned it and shall wait. Oh well.
                    The best wood is free wood. I love getting wood.
                    good advise, it'll also help dry out quicker.
                    Was your Chainsaw a cheapie made in China off ebay?
                    I got myself a second hand electric chainsaw for $40 from ebay but need to get the blade sharpened before I can use it.

                    Originally posted by heliman View Post
                    That wood will be fine to use - I grab stuff like that off verges whenever I find it. Here in Perth I can start using green wood in about 3-5 weeks if the weather is warm - provided I split it first.
                    3-5 weeks that's quick, good to know it'll be fine.

                    Originally posted by cobblerdave View Post
                    Hi all
                    Than looks to me like the best stuff Free!

                    Regards Dave
                    Yeap I love free stuff especially good free stuff which hopefully this is.

                    Thanks for all the reply guys.

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                    • #11
                      Re: What wood is this?

                      What you have there Oscar isnt Yellow Box in Vic, but free wood is good no matter what they call it.
                      The English language was invented by people who couldnt spell.

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                      • #12
                        Re: What wood is this?

                        Originally posted by OscarA View Post
                        I got myself a second hand electric chainsaw for $40 from ebay but need to get the blade sharpened before I can use it.
                        And an extra long lead to reach the bush.....
                        The English language was invented by people who couldnt spell.

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                        • #13
                          Re: What wood is this?

                          Originally posted by brickie in oz View Post
                          And an extra long lead to reach the bush.....
                          nah just a generator.

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                          • #14
                            Re: What wood is this?

                            Originally posted by OscarA View Post
                            nah just a generator.
                            Touche!!
                            The English language was invented by people who couldnt spell.

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                            • #15
                              Re: What wood is this?

                              Originally posted by brickie in oz View Post
                              Touche!!


                              Truth is I'm a tight ass so $40 was all I wanted to spend as I wasn't sure if it'll be used much.
                              I'll regret it I'm sure.

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