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Terminology tips for a novice please!

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Hi there, this is my first post so here goes........and I’m afraid these are going to be very naive questions. I am about to get my hands on a Fuelwood Kindlet and have a ready source of local community buyers for the finished kindling but I have to admit that I am struggling with sourcing the raw materials. To be even more specific, I am struggling with what to ask for! I have a cross-cutter to create the 6” rounds so need an initial batch of, say, 20 tonnes of hardwood/softwood logs around 2m long. Therefore my questions are:


1) What should I be asking for? Is it cordwood?

2) I am assuming that softwood will be easier to get my hands on but roughly how much would I expect to pay roadside in the south-east?


Grateful for any advice. Cheers. :001_smile:

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would it not be worth contacting any local joinery companies for there off cuts i assume these would go into your machine , that the type of wood i noticed being fed in the machine at APF show

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I would not worry about terminology too much, everybody uses different terms for the same things. Asking for 6' logs would be a good start, and you will get about 20 m3 on a lorry, which will translate to somewhere between 12-18 tonnes depending on moisture content, and species. When you are buying i would stick to volume as this is a constant and does not change. To work out volume use:

Pie* D2/40000*L

D2= diameter squared

L= Length


At some point you will get taken for a ride, so learn from it, we have all been there so don't worry

all the best


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If your going to use cordwood i would go for Larch softwood over pine because pine when fresh can go mouldy and also pine is heavier compared to larch so you will get less timber for your money, I,ve used the kindlett with cord and it works well once you have outted the bad knottey logs, good luck !!

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