Jump to content

Recommended Posts

I know this has been talked about before but we have a lot of turkey oak to clear, some cracking 3ft dbh stems.

Is it worth trying to market a few lorry loads as cheap sawlog? (Does anyone know a company that might be interested?)

Or should the stems just go with the chip. The site is in Surry

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Rough Hewn said:

Turkey oak is good for milling, great medulla rays
emoji106.pngemoji106.pngemoji106.png

Got any pictures?  I have a couple of stems here I have been putting off milling.  My research has given me conflicting information.  One source I found a while back stated that Turkey Oak is the famous Wainscote Oak as used in Houses of Parliament (which of course has amazing medullary rays) but other sources I found give other info.  Holm Oak I know has amazing rays, but is usually bendy and splits really badly.  I would love more info on this.  Sadly I am a bit too far away from Surrey to consider a lorry load as the OP is offering but I would like to know for the future.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Got any pictures?  I have a couple of stems here I have been putting off milling.  My research has given me conflicting information.  One source I found a while back stated that Turkey Oak is the famous Wainscote Oak as used in Houses of Parliament (which of course has amazing medullary rays) but other sources I found give other info.  Holm Oak I know has amazing rays, but is usually bendy and splits really badly.  I would love more info on this.  Sadly I am a bit too far away from Surrey to consider a lorry load as the OP is offering but I would like to know for the future.

These are turkey oak:
IMG_3487.jpgIMG_4643.jpgIMG_4645.jpgIMG_4647.jpgIMG_4667.jpgIMG_5366.jpgIMG_5407.jpg
  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Rough Hewn said:

Turkey oak is good for milling, great medulla rays
emoji106.pngemoji106.pngemoji106.png

It may be good to mill but it's not much good for joinery or outdoor uses. Your photos show it has a wide sapwood band and when we talk about oak for structural or joinery wood we are talking about heartwood.

 

Also you are selling stuff with "character" which we would only have used for mining timber. I would never have considered putting low grade wood like this on a mill.

 

It's heavy like holm oak with a high moisture content  and splits during seasoning but I grant this might be mitigated with a good kilning regime.

 

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
It may be good to mill but it's not much good for joinery or outdoor uses. Your photos show it has a wide sapwood band and when we talk about oak for structural or joinery wood we are talking about heartwood.
 
Also you are selling stuff with "character" which we would only have used for mining timber. I would never have considered putting low grade wood like this on a mill.
 
It's heavy like holm oak with a high moisture content  and splits during seasoning but I grant this might be mitigated with a good kilning regime.
 
 

There's a market for it right now.
Resin and bow ties are very fashionable.
Warped and cracked is in.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Featured Adverts

About

Arbtalk.co.uk is a hub for the arboriculture industry in the UK.  
If you're just starting out and you need business, equipment, tech or training support you're in the right place.  If you've done it, made it, got a van load of oily t-shirts and have decided to give something back by sharing your knowledge or wisdom,  then you're welcome too.
If you would like to contribute to making this industry more effective and safe then welcome.
Just like a living tree, it'll always be a work in progress.
Please have a look around, sign up, share and contribute the best you have.

See you inside.

The Arbtalk Team

Follow us

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.