I got wood

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guitarcarfanatic

1,030 posts

104 months

Tuesday 20th July
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Magooagain said:
How difficult was it to drop a cherry tree for £400?
I got a great deal - took 2 of them about 5 hours on a Saturday. It was on the boundary right up tight to our stone wall, overhanging the road mostly and leaning on power lines!

If it was in the confines of the boundary, I would have done it myself (even though the main trunk was 70cm across!).

I used the guy who supplies my wood - they don't normally do residential stuff (mostly largescale forestry contracts) and admitted it was borderline whether they would need traffic management on the road. Brought it all down piece by piece, cut into logs (well most) for me, tidied everything up and cleaned the drive and road. Great service!

I then processed all the brush (they piled it in a specific space for me) and ringed all the larger branches/bigger logs etc.



Edited by guitarcarfanatic on Tuesday 20th July 21:00

guitarcarfanatic

1,030 posts

104 months

Wednesday 28th July
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More work on the wood....

Built a couple more log-stores from bit's I had lying about...








Magooagain

6,612 posts

139 months

Wednesday 28th July
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Tidy!

jet_noise

4,791 posts

151 months

Sunday 15th August
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I've been mixing bought m³ bags of local ready chopped stuff, mostly pine, with my own self chopped, mostly ash (under brown tarpaulin). A bag is £65. Well seasoned, burns nicely, useful to have stuff ready to go.

I knew they also did pine unchopped but seasoned, 1t of 3m lengths for £50. Load arrived about a month ago. Wow, good deal. That load is now in three places! Under green tarpaulin and in the open part sawn. In logstore chopped. That chopped bit alone is about equivalent to a m³.

MK1RS Bruce

520 posts

107 months

Monday 30th August
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Had a bit of free time at the weekend so I thought I would break out the chainsaw mill and begin slabbing up a trunk I've had on the wood pile for a few months.

results turned out quite good, I need to find a better way to secure my ladder for the first cut but other than that the mill and saw worked well.




robinh73

648 posts

169 months

Monday 30th August
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MK1RS Bruce said:
Had a bit of free time at the weekend so I thought I would break out the chainsaw mill and begin slabbing up a trunk I've had on the wood pile for a few months.

results turned out quite good, I need to find a better way to secure my ladder for the first cut but other than that the mill and saw worked well.



Nice work there, always very satisfying milling stuff isn't it. I have found that a good few ratchet straps are the best way to secure the ladder for the first cut.

MK1RS Bruce

520 posts

107 months

Monday 30th August
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robinh73 said:
Nice work there, always very satisfying milling stuff isn't it. I have found that a good few ratchet straps are the best way to secure the ladder for the first cut.
Yeah I have a friend in Newfoundland who despairs at some of the trees I cut for firewood so I thought I would try and make something a little more useful from this one. I ran out of daylight to slab the rest of it but hopefully get more done this week.

Do you move the straps as you progress along the cut?

jet_noise

4,791 posts

151 months

Monday 30th August
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MK1RS Bruce said:
Yeah I have a friend in Newfoundland who despairs at some of the trees I cut for firewood so I thought I would try and make something a little more useful from this one. I ran out of daylight to slab the rest of it but hopefully get more done this week.

Do you move the straps as you progress along the cut?
What are you going to make/use the slabs for?

dickymint

19,765 posts

227 months

Monday 30th August
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jet_noise said:
MK1RS Bruce said:
Yeah I have a friend in Newfoundland who despairs at some of the trees I cut for firewood so I thought I would try and make something a little more useful from this one. I ran out of daylight to slab the rest of it but hopefully get more done this week.

Do you move the straps as you progress along the cut?
What are you going to make/use the slabs for?
Run them through a chop saw for very neatly stacked wood pile spin

MK1RS Bruce

520 posts

107 months

Monday 30th August
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jet_noise said:
What are you going to make/use the slabs for?
I have a Stone Bench Seat in my dining room at the moment so I was going to use part of one of them to make a wooden seat top and I have a deep window sill again in the dining room that I want to cover but that at most only going to use one slab so I am open to suggestions on what to do with the others.

I thought I might try to sell some of the surplus ones. Ideally I would like to make one of those resin table tops but that might be a bit beyond my available time and skill.

robinh73

648 posts

169 months

Monday 30th August
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MK1RS Bruce said:
robinh73 said:
Nice work there, always very satisfying milling stuff isn't it. I have found that a good few ratchet straps are the best way to secure the ladder for the first cut.
Yeah I have a friend in Newfoundland who despairs at some of the trees I cut for firewood so I thought I would try and make something a little more useful from this one. I ran out of daylight to slab the rest of it but hopefully get more done this week.

Do you move the straps as you progress along the cut?
Yes move them along the slab as you go. I did a section of Beech recently which was about 8ft long and used 4 straps to start with. A second person is a great help.as they can steady things and move straps. Also a set of plastic felling wedges is very handy for holding the uppermost plank off the bar, preventing it getting trapped if that makes sense.

jet_noise

4,791 posts

151 months

Monday 30th August
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dickymint said:
jet_noise said:
MK1RS Bruce said:
Yeah I have a friend in Newfoundland who despairs at some of the trees I cut for firewood so I thought I would try and make something a little more useful from this one. I ran out of daylight to slab the rest of it but hopefully get more done this week.

Do you move the straps as you progress along the cut?
What are you going to make/use the slabs for?
Run them through a chop saw for very neatly stacked wood pile spin
hehe

Giant garden Jenga?

jet_noise

4,791 posts

151 months

Monday 30th August
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MK1RS Bruce said:
jet_noise said:
What are you going to make/use the slabs for?
I have a Stone Bench Seat in my dining room at the moment so I was going to use part of one of them to make a wooden seat top and I have a deep window sill again in the dining room that I want to cover but that at most only going to use one slab so I am open to suggestions on what to do with the others.

I thought I might try to sell some of the surplus ones. Ideally I would like to make one of those resin table tops but that might be a bit beyond my available time and skill.
Anywhere that needs some rustic cladding?

MK1RS Bruce

520 posts

107 months

Monday 30th August
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jet_noise said:
Anywhere that needs some rustic cladding?
I could just clad the inside of my garage with it biggrin

Sebastian Tombs

1,713 posts

161 months

Yesterday (09:37)
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6 steres delivered yesterday for the winter, and just dumped into the road.
We're going to have to think about that next time we order some. My wife got told off by someone from the mairie.








Three hours later it was still not all stacked but at least it was all on our land.





Lucky we had that empty shed with a floor of pallets. Looks like I am going to need to build a bigger wood store.

Portofino

3,041 posts

160 months

Yesterday (09:56)
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Had ours delivered on Monday.

Can feel autumn coming…


LeadFarmer

4,486 posts

100 months

Yesterday (11:03)
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I've been having to store my wood in my greenhouse for the last few years as never got around to building a big enough log store, but the other day I finally decided to get to work making one from some timber I was given. So I finally have my greenhouse back to use next year..









Sebastian Tombs

1,713 posts

161 months

Yesterday (12:37)
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Finally finished stacking the stuff under the tarp.
Here’s the final shedload with bonus wife’s finger.