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Rob, I am actually thinking of milling it myself but I never have anyone to sell it to. My mates a bespoke cabinet maker and I think I need to get him to make something out of it and half the costs.

 

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It's not a milling log. It's a veneer log. Speak to either:

 

Ian Symons at Chantler Timber

 

Ian Brown at AJ Scott

 

Carl Butler at Nelson Butler

 

or Andy Fellows at Prime Timber

 

You will make far more money selling the log to one of them than trying to cut it yourself.

 

I should stress as well that it is a specialist log and any other mill would simply butcher it. I mill weird and wonderful timber regularly with an oversized sawmill and I would not entertain the idea of milling that.

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Not sure if this will work properly but the following link should take you to a thread I started about four years ago when I needed advice about milling a veneer quality burr oak butt which was more or less a single burr weighing 1.4 tons. It might be of interest? Since the last post in that thread, the planks have been air dried outside for 2 1/2 years followed by a year or so drying slowly in my workshop which has a dehumidifier running and the planks are now down to under 10%mc and have stayed virtually dead flat with no obvious drying defects. Really looking forward to start using the timber which has worked out to be well worth the effort, cost and time to get to this stage.

 

http://arbtalk.co.uk/forum/milling-forum/56441-milling-burr-oak.html

 

Andrew

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Have you checked it for worm hole ? You will struggle to get anyone to touch it if it is riddled with them,..its always a possibility that its present in logs that have been down any amount of time.

Dave Madgwick, Vastern Timber would be your man if the logs sound.

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Have you checked it for worm hole ? You will struggle to get anyone to touch it if it is riddled with them,..its always a possibility that its present in logs that have been down any amount of time.

Dave Madgwick, Vastern Timber would be your man if the logs sound.

 

One of the nicest and honest man in timber.

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