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Hello all,

 

I'm just a lowly wood burning Joe who has recently taken delivery of a large Ash tree, (thanks Erskine Tree Surgeons, Glasgow). Whilst I plan to season and burn the smaller stuff, I cannot bring myself to burn the large Ash Discs

 

I was thinking a table top (can you buy cast iron legs?) or a bench but that's as far as I got. Can you help please?

I'm no expert and only have basic tools! (chainsaw, electric planer, chop saw etc.)

 

Thanks, Cris

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Hello all,

 

I'm just a lowly wood burning Joe who has recently taken delivery of a large Ash tree, (thanks Erskine Tree Surgeons, Glasgow). Whilst I plan to season and burn the smaller stuff, I cannot bring myself to burn the large Ash Discs

 

I was thinking a table top (can you buy cast iron legs?) or a bench but that's as far as I got. Can you help please?

I'm no expert and only have basic tools! (chainsaw, electric planer, chop saw etc.)

 

Thanks, Cris

 

The main tool is the one that will stop them splitting radially, when you find one let me know.

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The main tool is the one that will stop them splitting radially, when you find one let me know.

 

Yes, please let me know too!

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Would an iron hoop like on a cartwheel stop them splitting?

 

Nope, they'd need to be dried first before fitting the hoop, and it's when drying that it cracks.

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I think the amount of shrinkage in a log can never be matched by a steel band, it would not have enough "spring" to stay tight. I'm no metallurgist though...

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What if it had some form of tensioning on a daily/weekly basis. A length of threaded bar welded to one end of steel banding and a bracket with a hole in to the other. Just a turn or two on a nut at regular intervals?

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