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29 minutes ago, Rough Hewn said:


That was my concern...
The heartwood was quite hard.
Weird shapes inside, any ideas?

The weird shapes look could be very old pruning wounds from when it was a young tree? I milled some Turkey oak last year which was pretty big and had some beautiful grain in it. Not sure how well it dried out but we stacked it with a whole load of timber on top then ratchet strapped it right down to try and hold the boards flat. 

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it's still an oak mate. it could be a small holm oak but would need to know if it had any leaves. do you have any of them or do you even know if it was evergreen?

Can't be sure as it was a stick when I arrived.
Quite a few oak stumps on site (regen)
With normal heartwood.
All the leaves on the ground look normal, not holm like.
I'll save you a piece, if you like Steve?

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5 minutes ago, Rough Hewn said:


Can't be sure as it was a stick when I arrived.
Quite a few oak stumps on site (regen)
With normal heartwood.
All the leaves on the ground look normal, not holm like.
I'll save you a piece, if you like Steve?
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any evidence of the beefsteak fungus?

 

i'll buy a slab if you are coming this way...

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8 minutes ago, Rough Hewn said:

Nice setup James
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Cheers Rough, I have the slabbing attachment for the Lucas now but often if I am only cutting slabs I still use the chainsaw mill. Quicker to set up and less kit to pack and unpack at the end of the day. Not sure how the cutting speeds compare but I'd say there isn't much in it.

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