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Did some burr oak today with lovely new stihl lo pro ripping chain.
 
Started out very excited but sadly things for worse and worse timber wise. Disappointingly as the burr got better and better the shake became alot worse. Still hopefully useful to someone20180712_134850.thumb.jpeg.8ba495fa6d5b92714f64847150e48bdf.jpeg20180712_134900.thumb.jpeg.76b125a1e29d96cd323db2664db48964.jpeg20180712_134906.thumb.jpeg.22cd497559fdcc81cde5c50ff02aa314.jpeg20180712_141015.thumb.jpeg.bccaf78c5750c75c977b1ecd743a13b6.jpeg


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Stains and shake have beauty too. All depends on how you market it to customer. Norhing is ever lost.
- the more I read the first line, the more I suspect I'll regret not being able to be find better words !

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Nice burr and colour on the oak, but a shame about the shake. Cover the oak and stick it somewhere damp though as it's an awful time of year for it to come into contact with hot dry air.

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Nice burr and colour on the oak, but a shame about the shake. Cover the oak and stick it somewhere damp though as it's an awful time of year for it to come into contact with hot dry air.
The shake in the photos was only the start sadly, I thought I'd taken more pics but no. Middle board had a crack that by the time we had finished it it opened up enough to get your little do get in.

They were 3 inch slabs though and you g straight to a furniture make who will season then slice the wee burrs up for inlaying eta so hopefully the shake won't matter too much as not much was in the burrs.

Jonathan, while I've got your attention, how would you slab some rippled syc? If at all?

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Still lovely wood. I use lo pro
Aye not been on the lo pro long. It's friend's setup but been dead impressed with speed of cut so far

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9 hours ago, billpierce said:

Jonathan, while I've got your attention, how would you slab some rippled syc? If at all?

 

Ripple sycamore is certainly worth milling. It's been years since I've had any, and demand seemed to be for thinner boards for things like cabinet fronts. Hard to do with a chainsaw mill though. Mixture of 40mm and 54mm boards would be my start point. 

 

Air dry vertically for at least a month to avoid sap staining, then sticker as normal

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10 minutes ago, Big J said:

 

Ripple sycamore is certainly worth milling. It's been years since I've had any, and demand seemed to be for thinner boards for things like cabinet fronts. Hard to do with a chainsaw mill though. Mixture of 40mm and 54mm boards would be my start point. 

 

Air dry vertically for at least a month to avoid sap staining, then sticker as normal

Thanks, it's def getting milled, it's whether we go to the expensive getting a forwarder in to shift it to a mill or whether we slab it bit and hoof it onto a trailer eta. 

 

Will start it off with 40 or 54mm boards then.   

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