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Farmer Giles

Who takes trunks? ( Northants.)

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Evening all.

I'm a farmer, who has I confess joined this site looking for help.

I had a pair of Oaks, and a pair of Ash trees dropped for me at the back end of 2011.

I could easily (with chainsaw, logsplitter and sawbench) knock one of the oaks into firewood. But that seems almost wasteful.

Who near me (Leics,Warks,N'hants) could I approach with a view to taking these trunks?

They are all around twelve to fourteen feet long. Roughly three feet across.

Can't post pics until back at work on Monday.

Three are what I would call clean and "unknotted". One would be a bit "knarly"

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Sorry cant help you out with this one but i did think it was going to be about swimming in northants tho. Lol

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If you aren't too far from the mill, it might be worth giving Steve at Helmdon Sawmills a call on 01295 760305.

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From your description and measurements these def sound like some good millable timber....

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are they hedgerow trees,because we all know that a 3 foot oak makes a hell of a straining post:001_smile:

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Sorry cant help you out with this one but i did think it was going to be about swimming in northants tho. Lol

 

:laugh1: Very good.

 

If you aren't too far from the mill, it might be worth giving Steve at Helmdon Sawmills a call on 01295 760305.

 

I've spoken to him once. I've left messages. I've rung and had no answer.

But he must be worth trying again if someone from Edinburgh recommends him.

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are they hedgerow trees,because we all know that a 3 foot oak makes a hell of a straining post:001_smile:

 

Yea you can't beat a farmland tree for metalwork. I hate cutting anything down in farm land because you know your going to hit something nasty buried in the trunk. Spend most of the day with file in hand...

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