I got wood

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eps

5,554 posts

236 months

Tuesday 13th April
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Harry Flashman said:
Chainsaw blade needs sharpening, folks. Doing it with files seems like a faff - did I see a device on this thread that just clamps to the saw and sharpens as you run it (electric saw), or is that just dangerous fantasy that will lose me a limb?
Using a file takes minutes, if not less. Just remember to only do it in the 'right' direction.

Biglips

1,028 posts

122 months

Tuesday 13th April
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bucks said:
Just buy one of these Harry

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Stihl-Chainsaw-Easy-File-...

I was like you, hated the faff of sharpening but a mate made me use his and see what I'd think. 5-10 mins later the chain is sharper than it's even been and is small and light enough to be with you and your chainsaw kit at all times. And you can sharpen on the ground or on a log, anywhere really. Quick rub before I start work and every now and then during depending on how long I'm at it.
This ^^

Just make sure you order the right size for your chain

paua

2,622 posts

110 months

Tuesday 13th April
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Biglips said:
bucks said:
Just buy one of these Harry

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Stihl-Chainsaw-Easy-File-...

I was like you, hated the faff of sharpening but a mate made me use his and see what I'd think. 5-10 mins later the chain is sharper than it's even been and is small and light enough to be with you and your chainsaw kit at all times. And you can sharpen on the ground or on a log, anywhere really. Quick rub before I start work and every now and then during depending on how long I'm at it.
This ^^

Just make sure you order the right size for your chain
I have one of those as well. Stihl not as consistent as the timberline, for both angle & cutter length.

Hereward

2,970 posts

197 months

Tuesday 13th April
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bucks said:
...Quick rub before I start work and every now and then during depending on how long I'm at it.
Wahey!!!

Johnnytheboy

22,703 posts

153 months

Tuesday 13th April
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Any thoughts on burning suitable seasoned laurel?

Meprobamate chic

5,070 posts

87 months

Tuesday 13th April
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paua said:
I have one of those as well. Stihl not as consistent as the timberline, for both angle & cutter length.
The Stihl works fine for me though I like the rakers lower for a more aggressive chain. Only takes a minute to knock them down after, but would be my favourite tool if it was adjustable. I despise sharpening chains by hand, the Stihl easyfile is the only thing that gets me to actually do it! laugh

sospan

1,544 posts

189 months

Tuesday 13th April
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Evoluzione said:
That's 100% repairable. Open it up and dribble some PVA in, clamp it up tight and keep it at room temp for a couple of days.
I did a similar repair to a broken fork handle. Glued and then bound with parachute cord over and just past the edges of the break. It was well away from where I handled the fork so no problems and lasted years until I gave it away after I was given a stainless fork.

bobski1

1,321 posts

71 months

Tuesday 13th April
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jagnet said:
The smell of old diesel engines and the sound of wood being unloaded - I love annual wood day:



A nice mix of oak, ash, beech and hornbeam. Topped up with apple, cherry and walnut from spring pruning. Should keep us warm for another year.
Wow, do you mind if I ask how much you paid for that amount? Is it just done via a friend or a company?

jagnet

3,583 posts

169 months

Tuesday 13th April
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bobski1 said:
Wow, do you mind if I ask how much you paid for that amount? Is it just done via a friend or a company?
This year it was 350€ per 10m3 truck load (we had 2 loads) although he was talking about it going up to 400€. Via the local wood supply company. I think we were one of their first customers this year, as soon as the weather allowed them to get into the woods, so got a slightly preferential rate.

Chris Type R

6,367 posts

216 months

Tuesday 13th April
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Johnnytheboy said:
Any thoughts on burning suitable seasoned laurel?
Burns okay for me - easy to split. I was concerned about it being poisonous but it seems that others burn it too - https://arbtalk.co.uk/forums/topic/106926-laurel-a... IIRC I seasoned for 2 years.

bucks

278 posts

174 months

Tuesday 13th April
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Hereward said:
bucks said:
...Quick rub before I start work and every now and then during depending on how long I'm at it.
Wahey!!!
What can I say, it's more fun than sharpening a chain biggrin

bobski1

1,321 posts

71 months

Tuesday 13th April
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jagnet said:
bobski1 said:
Wow, do you mind if I ask how much you paid for that amount? Is it just done via a friend or a company?
This year it was 350€ per 10m3 truck load (we had 2 loads) although he was talking about it going up to 400€. Via the local wood supply company. I think we were one of their first customers this year, as soon as the weather allowed them to get into the woods, so got a slightly preferential rate.
European based I assume?

Any UK versions of this?

snowandrocks

815 posts

109 months

Wednesday 14th April
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If you have the space you should be able to buy a lorry load of roundwood quite cheaply in the UK.

I'm in the North of Scotland and recently paid about £20 a tonne for a mix of softwood. First point of call would probably be your local forestry commission office.

Bumblebee7

1,342 posts

42 months

Friday 18th June
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Needed to buy myself a brush hook as just had a tree surgeon fell 4 trees for me, it'll be my job to de-limb them and cut them down into logs to season.

Noticed on my trip to B&Q that they seem to be discontinuing stocking Fiskars and the shops that have them in stock have the X25 axe on clearance for £44 which seems a good price. Thought I'd share for anyone that might find it useful. I've found the blade on mine chips easily but otherwise it's a really nice bit of kit and is good value.

Managed to hire a wood chipper with an operator for £150 for the whole day next weekend which will help take care of all the leaves and smaller branches.

TimmyMallett

1,507 posts

79 months

Friday 18th June
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On a slightly connected note, we have had a bit of a mare getting a burner installed this month in our new place, turns out its was thoroughly blocked to start with. Apparently the birds nest was Big Bird from Sesame Street



We didn't remove anything of architectural note. It was made of wood so had to go.



Stack was a bit flaky



But we got lucky and found a brickie that did a superb job really short notice



I hate heights but I really wanted a snap



And now I need wood



To go in here





beer




Harry Flashman

Original Poster:

15,434 posts

209 months

Friday 18th June
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Next step - buy axes! More fun to be had...

TimmyMallett

1,507 posts

79 months

Friday 18th June
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I have axes. We had a burner at our last place. My Fiskars has done me well so far.

I would like to find somewhere that sells 'for home seasoning' wood locally. Need to ask about. The amount we will go through warrants doing that than buying ready seasoned. Its about 90 a metre here.

S6PNJ

4,279 posts

248 months

Saturday 19th June
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I'm thinking of building a new log-store - https://dcn6x9s7fzj11.cloudfront.net/monthly_2021_...

TimmyMallett

1,507 posts

79 months

Saturday 19th June
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Thats just what you need when splitting logs. Beer.

Evoluzione

6,286 posts

210 months

Saturday 19th June
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TimmyMallett said:
Those ridge tiles scratchchin