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Thin the pva down it will soak up the first coat and cookies tend to crack real easily at 2" thick

Yes sure thinned pva. I did them 3 and 4” thick with the hope of them being a bit more solid when dried. I guess the slower you can dry them, the better I would imagine.
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11 hours ago, AJStrees said:

Milled up some beech rounds on an old stump. Rather nice colours.

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Previously done the same on Elm stumps and produced some nice cookies, They never hung around long enough for me  to see how they dried out over time. 

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Previously done the same on Elm stumps and produced some nice cookies, They never hung around long enough for me  to see how they dried out over time. 
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Elm is on another level, beautiful [emoji106]
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On 26/06/2022 at 22:18, Squaredy said:

I m not sure you can stop them drying, and therefore splitting to be honest.  Has anyone succeeded in getting large cookies to dry without splits?  I haven't.

The cookie seems to me the cut which has the worst possible shrinkage problem combined with least mechanical strength. Think I've seen suggested to cut in two semicircles for drying, plane the edges back flat after they've moved and then glue back together.

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Milling up some old oak logs this week. 
 

Using the 881 with the 48” lo pro and stihl full comp lo pro milling chain. Find the Stihl chain runs the smoothest. 
 

 

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2 hours ago, AJStrees said:

Milling up some old oak logs this week. 
 

Using the 881 with the 48” lo pro and stihl full comp lo pro milling chain. Find the Stihl chain runs the smoothest. 
 

 

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I don't do as much milling as many on here but as you mentioned your chain I thought I'd say that I mostly use Carlton Granberg which is ground in a different way altogether and I don't remember anyone ever commenting on any kind of comparison to conventionally ground chain..

I'm certainly happy with it but it doesn't seem to get a mention, my new 42" Oregon bar came with a 3/8 FC chain so I guess be doing my own comparison soon, cheers.

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7 minutes ago, Macpherson said:

 

I don't do as much milling as many on here but as you mentioned your chain I thought I'd say that I mostly use Carlton Granberg which is ground in a different way altogether and I don't remember anyone ever commenting on any kind of comparison to conventionally ground chain..

I'm certainly happy with it but it doesn't seem to get a mention, my new 42" Oregon bar came with a 3/8 FC chain so I guess be doing my own comparison soon, cheers.

I suppose it’s down to the cost of the granberg chain for me. But I’ve heard it’s the best for milling. I’m still trying out to see what works best with what set up. The lighter bar and chain  Is a bonus for when your lugging gear around in the woods milling up fallen trees. I’ve not yet tried hyper skip chain on my 64” bar but it sounds good. 
 

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Milling day today- got a fair size cutting list. 
 

im starting to get the hang of getting the best use out of each cant. It’s always nice to find some nice figure in the boards that you thought would be waste too. 
 

im cutting oak for an archway and trellis on the job in the photos first, then a load of 3x4 posts and some 5x4s. Then some boards for a gate. 

The curved slabs will be cut on a bandsaw to provide two arches- from a branch that would be firewood otherwise.

 

 

The gate posts (which will be weather topped) for that job we cut ourselves too. A mill is a very handy thing to have about the place 

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