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Discussion in 'Rising Phoenix' started by RisingPhoenix, Nov 28, 2016.

  1. F4R1d0uX

    F4R1d0uX Resident Artisan

    There are some santalum album in Australia but mainly spictatum
     
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  2. Rai Munir

    Rai Munir Musk Man

    Dear brother Ish, brown Bengali, well, it is a record that you are on paternal leave for more than seven months. And it makes brown Pakistani blush:Roflmao::Roflmao:. For how long your Esty shop will remain closed. So interesting paternal leaves. ;).
     
  3. RisingPhoenix

    RisingPhoenix Resident Artisan

    The native species of Australia are Spicatum and Lanceolatum (the latter which we have distilled and offered, our QLD Sandalwood oil).

    There's now a massive Album plantation there that was planted from Indian stock 3 decades ago that just started producing a few years back. The Australian Album wood and oil, to my nose, smells like movie theater popcorn. Not to my personal liking, but it is quickly becoming the industry album go-to given the quantity they can supply.
     
  4. RisingPhoenix

    RisingPhoenix Resident Artisan

    Alright. I came back to it this morning to saw through this monster. Took a total of about 40 minutes to hand saw through this, and I still needed to use a chisel (hence why it broke). I couldn't get the saw to go all the way through and needed to break some off to get the saw back in there.

    Will likely need to use an electric saw on this...it was like cutting through rock! Haha

    How's that Yunnan Red Meat looking to everyone? This stuff feels quite heavy. Haven't tested it in water, but this likely all sinks.

    Need to give my arms a rest - will tackle making some Kukawari hopefully later today after I finish up with my patient load!

    @Nikhil S - this red enough for ya? Haha

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  5. Nikhil S

    Nikhil S Resident Reviewer

    @RisingPhoenix Red enough for me bro ! I have a few billets of red wood passed on in the family. The smell is lost from the periphery. Needs a little shaving when needed. This is a beautiful piece you have here :)
     
  6. RisingPhoenix

    RisingPhoenix Resident Artisan

    Sounds like a nice family stash!

    Wondering if I should get more of this and distill some. It's so dense, it has me wondering what the yields would be.

    What do you think, folks? Would anyone be interested in trying out a Yunnan Red Meat Sandalwood oil? We would distill this one here in the US.
     
  7. Nikhil S

    Nikhil S Resident Reviewer

    I am interested for sure. Thank you. Cheers.
     
  8. Royalbengalouds

    Royalbengalouds Resident Artisan

    Salam @Rai Munir , Yes Parental leave is a blessing ( Minus the Choote wala crying like an Alarm Clock and Super Sleep Deprivation , Thanks Allah SWT that he gave us Coffee ) , you made me smile bhaia , :Geek::baby::turban:
     
  9. Indonesian cinnamon

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  10. RisingPhoenix

    RisingPhoenix Resident Artisan

    Be a friend and Pour me a cup!! :) :)
     
  11. RisingPhoenix

    RisingPhoenix Resident Artisan

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    RisingPhoenix Resident Artisan

  13. RisingPhoenix

    RisingPhoenix Resident Artisan

    Wanted to share an illustration of the similarities and differences between Red Meat Yunnan and Red Meat Mysore...

    Yunnan on the Left

    Mysore on the Right

    The shine the Mysore has looks more oily

    The shine the Yunnan has looks more Resinous

    Hard to tell how old this Yunnan log is since the year lines aren't showing so well cutting by handsaw - but it's only half of the diameter. If you look up a few posts, you can see just how big it is - wider than the width of my palm at the widest point.

    This was a crazy old tree. Wouldn't be surprised if 200+ years old given the size of this log

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  14. Habz786

    Habz786 Resident Artisan & Forum Co-Founder

    That shine makes the wood look sooo juicy! maybe @Santal Claus or @tyson can help with determining a possible age of the tree?
     
  15. RisingPhoenix

    RisingPhoenix Resident Artisan

    I think I'd probably need to sand and polish the surface to get a good view of the age rings. The hand saw leaves cut marks that makes the lines a bit hard to see clearly. And the rings on old Sandal are so tight it's hard to count, anyhow.

    Hold on...will post an example
     
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  16. RisingPhoenix

    RisingPhoenix Resident Artisan

    Can you tell how old this log is?

    Even though the age rings are visible...not all of them are, and they are so tight it's hard to get an accurate count.

    Also - the tree may be older than where this particular cross section was taken from - so even if you could get an accurate count, it's still may not be an accurate representation of how old the tree was

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  17. Royalbengalouds

    Royalbengalouds Resident Artisan

    Awesome log bros , looks delicious , now after counting the lines on the Wood I would say over 50 years , but I counted 75 lines and up , but I would say 50years & up or even 75 years and higher cause there is tiny lines near the round end of the wood and good chance 100 years and up also , ah the mystical lines on the wood are amazing on all Wood species on this earth , ( Sorry for giving multiple answers :oops:), 100 years and higher Final answer :Unsure::Unsure::Unsure::Thumbsup::Cooler:
     
  18. RisingPhoenix

    RisingPhoenix Resident Artisan

    Haha - that's what I mean, it isn't easy to tell on some of these. Tricky!

    You could also get a 100 year old part of the tree - but the tree might still be 100-200 or more years old.
     
  19. tyson

    tyson Oud Alchemist

    Definitely +80 , but only at the stump will you get the exact age , a limb wont show the whole history so its well possible that this is +100 . Such a wonderful log you have there !!
     
  20. RisingPhoenix

    RisingPhoenix Resident Artisan

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