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Old 17-08-12   #1 (permalink)
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my first milling

I asked a while back if anyone was doing some milling locally so that i could come along and see how its done and pick up some tips, and martin (burrell) came up trumps and said he was going to do a walnutt butt. Today was the day. We met at the yard along with edd (wolfman) who wanted the milling done. Martin has got a 48" alaskan mill and was going to be using a sthil 076 with a 48" bar. He set up the ladder and done the first cut. We all took turns at taking a slab off. we also had a go with martins 660 so i could see how i would get on with my saw. I was impressed how good and simple the alaskan mill was to use and set up for different thickness cuts. Martin gave me some good advice on what bar and chain to go for on my 660. Many thanks to martin and edd for a enjoyable couple for hours milling. I think rob d will be getting a order soon. heres a few pictures of today.
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Re: my first milling

it was nice to meet two new faces niftysteve was there 2
like i said rob d is a sound bloke full of advice thats how i learnt
hope i helped u out with what u was thinking of buying
if ur going for the 36inch bar go for the 36inch mill
and granberg chain all the way as u see when i run the granberg on the 660 much better cut (the over was stihl ripper from rob)
it was a fun day even if i didnt do much over than teach
thought the pics may come up so took one of steve B and took the arbtalk t shirt
i will add to the pic
hope u had a good morning
i need to get the oiler sorted for the 48inch bar have the stuff but ent the time to sort it out hence the reasion why i keep pressing the oiler
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Good set of pics and vids and also that looks to be a nice bit of walnut to boot!



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thanks again martin. i was supprised how easy the saw cut down the grain. sorry i didnt put niftysteve name in my post but coudnt remember it
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Re: my first milling

dont worry about nifty
iv done what i can do to help u any tech info i will leave down to rob
all the best mate and let me on when u get sorted or if u need a hand with a tree u want the trunk for if u want to climb
if not i will
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dont worry about nifty
iv done what i can do to help u any tech info i will leave down to rob
all the best mate and let me on when u get sorted or if u need a hand with a tree u want the trunk for if u want to climb
if not i will
i will get hold of josh and ask if he needs his mill looking after if its not in sweden
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