: Anyone worked with karri before? I'm milling up a bunch of it for a
: staircase and it's the first exposure I've had to it. I was under the
: impression that it was jarrah when I first was told about the job, but
: I've since learned that it's a different species - slightly denser and
: harder, and a little bit lighter in color. This particular wood is
: reclaimed and has weathered to grey on the outside. Lots of surface
: checking, but it's not too deep. The stock is 8/4 and the checks go in
: about 1/4 or so on each side. Not a whole lot of bad end checking
: either, typically a couple three inches at each end.
I think you're talking about kauri, not karri. Try a web search on the former.
It's apparently a really good turning wood, with nice figure. Some
kauri ("swamp kauri") is basically mined out of peat bogs, and
is very dark and mineralized.
-- Andy Bartss