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Old 07-30-2013, 09:29 PM
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Default blue gum suitable?

is blue gum ok to use in WFO?

search only returns 1 mention of this type of wood

also while i'm here asking, what do i want to avoid at all cost when looking for firewood that could mess up my oven
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Old 07-30-2013, 11:09 PM
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Blue gums alright. As most Australian wood is Only woods that I Never Use is Silky Oak even the sawdust is dangerous much less burning it . I tend not to use swamp woods either.
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Old 07-30-2013, 11:58 PM
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Blue gums alright. As most Australian wood is Only woods that I Never Use is Silky Oak even the sawdust is dangerous much less burning it . I tend not to use swamp woods either.
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Im not sure if the irritant dust of some species if a concern when burning the timber?
Blackwood (Acacia melanoxylon)is another irritant.
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Most Australian timber is fine. Fine sawdust from anything will cause irritation and I was always told to avoid Black Bean as the dust was carcinogenic. That may or may not be right but there is local lore wherever you go.

The attached link has a table at the bottom that shows some timbers and the effects of various parts of them. It is a Tasmanian site but many of the timbers mentioned are widespread. Worth a look.

http://www.tastimber.tas.gov.au/spec...rialSafety.pdf
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thanks everyone for posting the info
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Old 07-31-2013, 11:32 PM
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The attached link has a table at the bottom that shows some timbers and the effects of various parts of them. It is a Tasmanian site but many of the timbers mentioned are widespread. Worth a look.
Its a fairly vague list, ie, eucalyptus? Considering there are around 500 different types of euc.....
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Im not sure if the irritant dust of some species if a concern when burning the timber?
Blackwood (Acacia melanoxylon)is another irritant.
Pretty sure grevillia have cyanide in them.
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Old 07-31-2013, 11:37 PM
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I knew there was a list out there somewhere, I searched for it last night but couldnt find it, here it is.

http://www.ubeaut.com.au/woodstuf.htm
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Pretty sure grevillia have cyanide in them.
Great topic I must say....

It appears its just the flowers that are toxic.
Grevillea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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It doesn't matter where we go or what we do there is something lurking out there just waiting to inflict a pitiful slow painful excruciating malaise up on us.
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