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6 years 10 months ago #533352 by Ruth
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Oh you're just being silly. We don't need all of it. ;)

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6 years 10 months ago - 6 years 10 months ago #533353 by Stikkibeek
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Ok. Gotcha. Next time you fly down to Auckland, we'll meet you somewhere with a couple of supermarket bags filled with "rounds" You could pick up some totara battens at the same time :evil:

Did you know, that what you thought I said, was not what I meant :S
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6 years 9 months ago #533564 by Aquila
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What are the measurements? Could probably knock a couple out in an hour easily

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6 years 9 months ago #533579 by bevhawkins
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Will measure and get back to you. Yhanks

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6 years 9 months ago #533582 by bevhawkins
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50cm x36cm. It will have to taper to allow water to run into sink. What wood would you use and cost?

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6 years 9 months ago #533583 by Aquila
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I've got rimu handy, $100 plus freight

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6 years 9 months ago #533631 by bevhawkins
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I have pm,d you. Thanks

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6 years 9 months ago #533632 by Ruth
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But not me? Let us know how it goes. Or not.

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6 years 9 months ago #533636 by bevhawkins
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I got a quote from Aquila which was reasonable but yet to see what it is like, there is such a good market for these.

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6 years 9 months ago #533641 by Aquila
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Rimu is dirt cheap here in Christchurch, The market was flooded with the stuff with all the demolition from the quakes so I spent some time picking through demo yards and trademe once the price went through the floor. Demo yards were turning truckloads (Literally) of it away because it wasn't worth anything.

Made a few Beehives out of it and they sold well.

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6 years 9 months ago #533643 by Ruth
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What a wonderful resource! We (TV) watched a lot of diggers crunching through buildings, lamenting all the trashing of great materials.

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6 years 9 months ago #533645 by fang
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i personaaly wouldn't use rimu for this unless strip laminated heart. sap will split too easily.
the finished product will need many coats of oil to protect it, as it is a food grade surface, i would use vegetable/ nut oils, and lots of it !!

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6 years 9 months ago #533648 by Aquila
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Sap wood splits as it dries out. The Rimu I have is dry, Some of it is over 100 years old. Thats not the age of the tree but some of the buildings it came out of.

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6 years 9 months ago #533650 by Aquila
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Ruth wrote: What a wonderful resource! We (TV) watched a lot of diggers crunching through buildings, lamenting all the trashing of great materials.


Yep but the quantity was huge, Can't do much with it when there's no demand and the new building requirements from the quakes didn't work in the favour of using recycled building materials.

A lot of the concrete fill went into the harbour until they noticed it wasn't clean and debris was washing up on the surrounding beaches.

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