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Dear All,

 

Looking for assistance, advice or  someone willing to take on the job. Next week my company are removing a large oak tree with a beefsteak fungus. We know this wood could be considered valuable for milling. We are looking for a portable miller in the local area to Swindon or someone willing to travel. As tree surgeons we usually disk the wood but want it to come to good use so would work with a miller with the right equipment to cut into bigger pieces. The customer is happy to just have a few slices as payment and this miller can have the rest for free so long as the collection is not chargeable. Any advice greatly appreciated look forward to hearing suggestions!

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8 hours ago, topchippyles said:

Not sure anyone is going to mill that just for free wood or am i reading it wrong. 

I think the deal reads that the customer can have a couple of boards and the miller can have the rest . Don't know if that works for anyone .

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8 hours ago, topchippyles said:

Not sure anyone is going to mill that just for free wood or am i reading it wrong. 

 

If it does not look rotten when felled I would (and do) 

 

I really do not see why so many see this as an issue? If I bought the log (or even got it for free) I'd have to either collect it or pay to have it collected and then still spend the day milling it. If the access is good then just turn up. Slab it up, leave the customer a couple of slabs outta the branches and leave the mess at your arse and bugger off with a load of Oak. 

 

Jobs a good 'un. 

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If I was anywhere like travelling distance I would jump at this. I want to floor my living room in brown oak so it would be perfect for me. Unfortunately the logistics stop it working on this particular tree, but the deal is sound. People who use or sell timber buy sawlogs, people sell sawlogs - this is a sale for the price of a couple of boards which is good for everyone. And yes, I would mill the two main sections above the fork too - they look a decent size and are sufficiently upright that they could yield some nice timber - probably not brown though.


Alec

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So if someone milling it finds it’s no good , has shake or full of metal and stops after a couple of cuts who’s responsible for it. The Miller or the tree surgeon.........
I assume the dismantle has been reduced in price to account for less work but if it’s got to be ringed up the price goes back up to the customer ??

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3 minutes ago, lux said:

So if someone milling it finds it’s no good , has shake or full of metal and stops after a couple of cuts who’s responsible for it. The Miller or the tree surgeon.........
I assume the dismantle has been reduced in price to account for less work but if it’s got to be ringed up the price goes back up to the customer ??

Chance you take really and its not costing you anything so just walk away.

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