Is gidgee hardwood?

Is gidgee hardwood?

Gidgee or Acacia cambagei is a member of the Acacia family and is identified by its distinct, dark brown hardwood with narrow band of yellow sapwood. Being a heavy timber, and classified as the 3rd hardest wood in the world according to The Wood Data Base, gidgee blunts tools with ease.

Is gidgee wood Toxic?

Allergies/Toxicity: Besides the standard health risks associated with any type of wood dust, no further health reactions have been associated with gidgee.

Where to find gidgee wood?

In drier regions, gidgee is found primarily on red earths and loams in wetter depression and low-relief areas. Gidgee communities are floristically similar to brigalow communities.

Is gidgee good firewood?

While valued for fence posts and firewood, gidgee is better known for its pungent aroma (particularly when in flower) than for the beauty of its timber.

What is the meaning of gidgee?

1a : a somewhat scrubby Australian acacia (Acacia cambagei) that grows chiefly in dry inland regions and has an extremely foul-smelling blossom.

What wood dust is toxic?

What about toxicity of wood in my finished project?

Type Reaction Source
Redwood Sensitizer,nasopharyngeal cancer, pneumonia Dust
Rosewoods Irritant,sensitizer Dust,wood
Satinwood Irritant Dust,wood
Sassafras Sensitizer,nasopharyngeal cancer, direct toxin, nausea Dust, wood,leaves, bark

What is a mallee tree?

Mallee is an Aboriginal name for a group of eucalypts which grow to a height of 2 – 9 metres and have many stems arising from a swollen woody base known as a lignotuber. They have an umbrella-like leaf canopy and the trees shade 30-70% of the ground.

What is the best wood for outdoor fire pit?

Hardwoods: Arguably, the best wood for fires is Hardwoods such as Oak. Hardwoods burn longer than other woods, and burn cleaner, meaning it creates less smoke and residue than other woods. These denser woods will produce a hotter, stronger, and long-lasting fire.

What are the 5 hardest woods?

Top 10 Hardest Woods in The World

  • Schinopsis balansae – 4,570 IBF.
  • Lignum vitae – 4,500 IBF.
  • Piptadenia Macrocarpa – 3,840 IBF.
  • Snakewood – 3,800 IBF.
  • Brazilian Olivewood – 3,700 IBF.
  • Brazilian Ebony – 3,692 IBF.
  • Brazilian Walnut – 3,684 IBF.
  • African Pearwood – 3,680 IBF.

What is gidgee coal?

Lumpwood charcoal made from the dense wood of the gidgee tree is the best in the world. Used to make charcoal for over 100 years, this is a slow burning and very long lasting premium BBQ fuel that produces sustained heat, low ash residue and is free from added chemicals or additives of any kind.

Where does the ringed Gidgee timber come from?

Our Ringed Gidgee is sourced from an outback Queensland property, Nickavilla . The trees that we use from this historic property have been dead for many years. The timber is very dry and perfect for a variety of uses. Each piece is cut to maximise its beauty. The Ringed Gidgee is a member of the Acacia family (same family as Koa).

What kind of wood is a Gidgee made of?

Shrinkage: Radial: 4.0%, Tangential: 5.1%, Volumetric: 9.2%, T/R Ratio: 1.3 Color/Appearance: Heartwood is medium to dark reddish brown, sometimes with darker streaks. Sharply demarcated sapwood is yellow. Curly figuring is also seen on some pieces, and is called “ringed gidgee.” Grain/Texture: No data available.

Why are ringed Gidgee used in knife making?

Our timbers are sprayed lightly with water before photographing them. This is to show the natural figure and depth of colour of the timber. Ringed Gidgee is a unique and rare Australian hardwood. This difficult to find timber is highly sought after by knife makers. It is known for its depth of colour, beautiful figure and extreme hardness.

Where does budgeroo timber come from in Australia?

Budgeroo is an Australian Hardwood that is no longer available to commercial timber merchants. It is considered to be one of Australia’s most beautifully grained timbers. We source our timber from the Duaringa district in Central Queensland.