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Milled a yew we felled a while back for a customer , first cut a 1” x6” long. spike ! Chiselled it out and carried on and luckily there wasn’t any more ! IMG_1610728381.416799.jpgIMG_1610728438.273608.jpgIMG_1610728493.017185.jpgIMG_1610728527.514108.jpg

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5 minutes ago, MattyF said:

Milled a yew we felled a while back for a customer , first cut a 1” x6” long. spike ! Chiselled it out and carried on and luckily there wasn’t any more ! IMG_1610728381.416799.jpgIMG_1610728438.273608.jpgIMG_1610728493.017185.jpgIMG_1610728527.514108.jpg

That wern,t a good start for you, it must piss you off when that happens but thats the problem with timber out of domestic gardens tho,,nice bit of wood that,

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That wern,t a good start for you, it must piss you off when that happens but thats the problem with timber out of domestic gardens tho,,nice bit of wood that,

I’d spent 40 mins on the bench grinder getting the milling chain spot on and tip top last night and it was flying better than the new spare I had.. to be honest I’d rather hit metal than stones though and yew seem to attract them and suck them up in to there flutes!
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16 minutes ago, MattyF said:


I’d spent 40 mins on the bench grinder getting the milling chain spot on and tip top last night and it was flying better than the new spare I had.. to be honest I’d rather hit metal than stones though and yew seem to attract them and suck them up in to there flutes!

I was there with that last year on a small hardwood clear fell, we went one morning with one edge tree left to tip in, put gob in then started back cut and hit metal trashed 7 chains on one tree and 4 of then i had sharpened night before, when we could see what it was it was a old wrought iron victorian tree guard the ones with the half inch round bar, the tree had just grown round it,

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40 minutes ago, Big Beech said:

I'd rather spend 5 minutes with a metal detector 😅

You should see the new stone detectors 🤣👍

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2 hours ago, MattyF said:

Milled a yew we felled a while back for a customer , first cut a 1” x6” long. spike ! Chiselled it out and carried on and luckily there wasn’t any more ! IMG_1610728381.416799.jpgIMG_1610728438.273608.jpgIMG_1610728493.017185.jpgIMG_1610728527.514108.jpg

Totally feel your pain!! Had a short lump of yew that wasn't much more than 1.5m long. Had no less than 5 or 6 nails in it. We're talking large gauge nails! Lost 3 teeth and many hours of regrinding 😬🤨IMG-20201205-WA0004.thumb.jpg.523cadccb97245c366fc0fa4129bda01.jpg

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Totally feel your pain!! Had a short lump of yew that wasn't much more than 1.5m long. Had no less than 5 or 6 nails in it. We're talking large gauge nails! Lost 3 teeth and many hours of regrinding 🤨IMG-20201205-WA0004.thumb.jpg.523cadccb97245c366fc0fa4129bda01.jpg

That’s a bit of angle to mill! , looks great... I suppose on the good side ,bits of iron in yew adds some more colours
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1 minute ago, MattyF said:


That’s a bit of angle to mill! , looks great... I suppose on the good side ,bits of iron in yew adds some more colours emoji23.png

That's true😄 

This was an absolute nightmare because the grain goes in all directions.  Found that on a wide bar it would actually force the bar to bend down because the way the grain went! Ended up with a bow in the bar of about 20mm over a 60 or 70 inch bar. That was before I lost the teeth as well!

Anyone else had this?

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19 minutes ago, KWarb17 said:

That's true😄 

This was an absolute nightmare because the grain goes in all directions.  Found that on a wide bar it would actually force the bar to bend down because the way the grain went! Ended up with a bow in the bar of about 20mm over a 60 or 70 inch bar. That was before I lost the teeth as well!

Anyone else had this?

The price you got paid to mill it, I am sure you could afford a new chain or replace the teeth 😅

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