I got wood

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julian64

13,311 posts

221 months

Wednesday 24th February
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Harry Flashman said:
These have now gone into our house:





I used the pallets to knock up a rough small logstore.




And then got lazy when chopping up some small bay green trunks for the little stove.



Who knew that burning wood at home could be so much fun? Haven't even had a fire yet...
You started off so well. Big pile in the garden decent axe, then you go mess everything up by feeding scraps into a log burner stove.

Where is the open fire worthy of the wood? Not those dolls house fireplaces you have in that house

Rip them out and put a proper fire in the house man!

Uncle John

2,986 posts

158 months

Wednesday 24th February
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A fair bit of legislation coming in this year for buying firewood. I’ve also noticed a bit of opposition around people having fires in their homes, with lockdown having increased burning.

No doubt we’ll all be targeted in the coming years.

Harry Flashman

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15,428 posts

209 months

Wednesday 24th February
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julian64 said:
You started off so well. Big pile in the garden decent axe, then you go mess everything up by feeding scraps into a log burner stove.

Where is the open fire worthy of the wood? Not those dolls house fireplaces you have in that house

Rip them out and put a proper fire in the house man!
I live in London, so sadly, open fires not allowed!!

dickymint

19,638 posts

225 months

Wednesday 24th February
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Chris Type R said:
dickymint said:
On your link to the chain - click on "model fit guide" it does list several Makita cordless saws. Makita use different model numbers in the USA for the same in the UK so highly likely it will fit.

I'd give https://www.radmoretucker.co.uk/ a ring . They're very helpful and would sort you out.
Cool - thanks smile
I got one for one of my petrol saws. Not tried it yet but the advice I was given was not to be heavy handed on the sharpening as it will grind the chain down in no time,

snowandrocks

812 posts

109 months

Wednesday 24th February
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MK1RS Bruce said:
Hi Snowandrocks

which forrest are you buying your firewood from? I am looking to buy some from the clashandarroch
The stack I bought ended up being over beside Tillyfourie. Quite close as the crow flies but a bit of a pain driving all the way round the hill. I can pm you the contact if you like?

MK1RS Bruce

505 posts

105 months

Thursday 25th February
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snowandrocks said:
The stack I bought ended up being over beside Tillyfourie. Quite close as the crow flies but a bit of a pain driving all the way round the hill. I can pm you the contact if you like?
Yeah that would be good thanks.

snowandrocks

812 posts

109 months

Saturday 27th February
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MK1RS Bruce said:
Yeah that would be good thanks.
Pm sent.

Evoluzione

6,269 posts

210 months

Thursday 4th March
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Has anyone else who sharpens their own chains on a machine found this before? I've got a woodwork machinery background, so not green, but chainsaws are relatively new to me. I've sharpened a few chains now and they've all had an even number of teeth so when you start and go all the way round using the ratchet style setting and holder you do a full circle and end up at the same tooth you started with.
I did one last week and it had odd teeth which I found strange as they're all from the same saw.
I started off sharpening and when i'd gone full circle I ended up on a different tooth than i'd started with!


The local tree fellers went quiet for some months either side of Christmas, but things seem to have picked up just lately, i've picked up a few tons of various types of Pine, some Sycamore and Silver Birch as well as something unidentifiable. It's a pale wood with slightly greeny coloured smooth bark and splits cleanly.
The Sycamore is a bit like Ash in that it's quite a dry wood, some of it explodes apart on the hydraulic splitter so you have to be careful.



It's getting to be a bit like the Sorcerers apprentice now with logs coming in, i've got to go pick up more this aft and have been warned to bring van and trailer.

The little old Makita must have some miles on it now, but is still 100% reliable.


rxe

5,251 posts

70 months

Thursday 4th March
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Evoluzione said:
Has anyone else who sharpens their own chains on a machine found this before? I've got a woodwork machinery background, so not green, but chainsaws are relatively new to me. I've sharpened a few chains now and they've all had an even number of teeth so when you start and go all the way round using the ratchet style setting and holder you do a full circle and end up at the same tooth you started with.
I did one last week and it had odd teeth which I found strange as they're all from the same saw.
I started off sharpening and when i'd gone full circle I ended up on a different tooth than i'd started with!


The local tree fellers went quiet for some months either side of Christmas, but things seem to have picked up just lately, i've picked up a few tons of various types of Pine, some Sycamore and Silver Birch as well as something unidentifiable. It's a pale wood with slightly greeny coloured smooth bark and splits cleanly.
The Sycamore is a bit like Ash in that it's quite a dry wood, some of it explodes apart on the hydraulic splitter so you have to be careful.





It's getting to be a bit like the Sorcerers apprentice now with logs coming in, i've got to go pick up more this aft and have been warned to bring van and trailer.

The little old Makita must have some miles on it now, but is still 100% reliable.

Odd teeth? Do you mean two teeth next to each other that cut on the same side? If so, this is fairly normal on some sizes - for example, my 046 with a 25” bar and 3/8 chain has this.

Evoluzione

6,269 posts

210 months

Thursday 4th March
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rxe said:
Odd teeth? Do you mean two teeth next to each other that cut on the same side? If so, this is fairly normal on some sizes - for example, my 046 with a 25” bar and 3/8 chain has this.
Probably, I just thought it odd that chain had it and the others don't, but they're all on the same saw.

MK1RS Bruce

505 posts

105 months

Thursday 4th March
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Evoluzione said:
Probably, I just thought it odd that chain had it and the others don't, but they're all on the same saw.
I mark the tooth I start with a piece of chalk and do all one side then all of the other side so never noticed if I have odd numbers on each side.

Biglips

1,028 posts

122 months

Monday 5th April
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I have been offered a share of this if I help the owner to split it. There is absolutely masses of it, not all pictured here. There are additionally ash trees on the ground not yet ringed up. All being felled because of ash dieback.
What is the best way to transport a large load of this about 30 miles? Access is good. A trailer on my car is not going to make any sort of dent in the volumes we are talking. Best to hire a man to transport it, or is there something I can hire?

jet_noise

4,643 posts

149 months

Monday 5th April
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Biglips said:
I have been offered a share of this if I help the owner to split it. There is absolutely masses of it, not all pictured here. There are additionally ash trees on the ground not yet ringed up. All being felled because of ash dieback.
What is the best way to transport a large load of this about 30 miles? Access is good. A trailer on my car is not going to make any sort of dent in the volumes we are talking. Best to hire a man to transport it, or is there something I can hire?
All I can offer is: You lucky bd!
In my village just the sound of a chainsaw starting brings out the raging mob fighting over each other for any spoils!

Magooagain

6,209 posts

137 months

Monday 5th April
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Hire a 3.5 ton tipper truck for the day/morning.

snowandrocks

812 posts

109 months

Monday 5th April
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As an alternative to the 3.5T tipping truck, do you have access something reasonably substantial with a towbar? I've hired an Ifor Williams tipping trailer in the past for ~60 quid that can carry a couple of tonne without issue.

A 3.5T transit or sprinter will only be able to carry a tonne at most and will probably cost you a fair bit more.

SpamDisco

287 posts

91 months

Monday 5th April
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Might be worth getting a price for a Grab hire, it'll save any lifting.

spikeyhead

12,820 posts

164 months

Monday 5th April
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SpamDisco said:
Might be worth getting a price for a Grab hire, it'll save any lifting.
^^^ wot e sed ^^^

Biglips

1,028 posts

122 months

Monday 5th April
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Magooagain said:
Hire a 3.5 ton tipper truck for the day/morning.
Can I drive that on a standard license?

Biglips

1,028 posts

122 months

Monday 5th April
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SpamDisco said:
Might be worth getting a price for a Grab hire, it'll save any lifting.
Just googled this and it looks like it could be the winner. Can carry 16 tonnes which will means I will need a bigger wood store! Might invest in a bigger saw too......

snowandrocks

812 posts

109 months

Monday 5th April
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Yeah grab truck definitely wins over the self loading options!