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  2. rich crowther

    Mill it or bin it?

    How longs it been down? Looks too far gone to me to be of any value
  3. gary112

    ArbDogs? Pics!

    Here he is two wks in,great little dog keen already
  4. gary112

    Cheque Imaging

    Yep hsbc do the same it's great
  5. kav

    Mill it or bin it?

    I've got these big ol lumps of Oak to mill, just not sure if I should spend the time on them or just bin them (some of the other rough bits might go that way). I'd like the challenge but they definitely have signs of decay and are a bit soft in places. Original thinking was to try and cut some posts and boards out with the Lucas (might have to do a bit of mill moving) and work around the soft bits. Or maybe try and get some monster slabs either with my slabber or get someone in with double ended chainsaw mill. Any thoughts?
  6. scbk

    squashed chainsaw,husqy 357xpg.

    The old saying is "you break it, you buy it", think the going rate for a 357xpg is £200-£300 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Husqvarna-357XPG-57cc-15-inch-chainsaw-stihl-oil-heated-handle-heats-sometimes/202117367550?hash=item2f0f2246fe:g:e~sAAOSwXrdaDzv And he gets to keep the squashed saw
  7. Lazurus

    Waney edged what?

    How is it priced, per ft, per board or cubic ft etc,
  8. forestboy1978

    The Saw Jaw

    For me it's just for processing on the ground a bit to get stuff out of gardens. Not for actual tree work.
  9. Dan Maynard

    The Saw Jaw

    I'm afraid it looks pretty clumsy to me, can't see where it's cutting so you have no control of the branch coming off.
  10. Rough Hewn

    Profit

    We have gas central heating. The wife refuses to have a log burner in the house.[emoji51][emoji51][emoji51] I still have 5m3 of cut logs sitting in the garden. Just in case.... (winter of 63) [emoji106]
  11. forestboy1978

    The Saw Jaw

    I like how you think...
  12. Rough Hewn

    The Saw Jaw

    On a drone. [emoji106]
  13. forestboy1978

    Golden Wattle

    Yeah it's just come out of flower but I think Nepia is right. The guidelines I was looking at yesterday must be based on Australian climate. Still researching...
  14. gary112

    Which small Husky

    If you could get him to spend a tiny bit more he could have a 550xp otherwise a 545 is a good saw
  15. forestboy1978

    Cheque Imaging

    Anyone else notice on their Barclays phone app you can now take 4 photos per week of cheques up to £500 for next day clearance? This is bloody great. I currently have no Barclays near me so have to use the post office. Sometimes 2 weeks for a cheque to clear and recently one got lost. £2500 not in my account for nearly a month. I'm hoping they upgrade it to more cheques and higher amounts. 1k would be nice. Don't think many customers would begrudge having to write 2 or 3 cheques for a large ish fence job.
  16. forestboy1978

    The Saw Jaw

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Worx-WG320-9-JawSaw-20V-PowerShare-Cordless-Electric-Chainsaw-With-Auto-Tension/163645264251?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160727114228%26meid%3D1c3fc12294ce4abc8349f416c99a7476%26pid%3D100290%26rk%3D4%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D312557237239%26itm%3D163645264251&_trksid=p2060778.c100290.m3507 I don't think I need to tell you guys how useful one of these would be. If it's any good.. Opinions..
  17. Cuttup

    Which small Husky

    My friend has a hopeless Husky 236 which has all the usaul problems with starting/chain tensioner etc. Disappointing to see such a poor saw under the Husqvarna marque. Having spent over a hundered quid on a service, it's as bad as it ever was. Time for a new saw. There's a 100 pound difference between the 440 and 450 but then not a huge amount more for either the 455 or 545. Anyone got any actual experience of these saws? I' trying to get him to spend around £400 rather than half that amount. The saw is for home firewood use generally 8-15" diameter. Burns a lot of wood but probably only uses the saw half a dozen times a year. Thoughts please.
  18. se7enthdevil

    Golden Wattle

    if the flowering is anything like one of the acacias near me then you will have to wait about 10 months as it was blooming in late winter early spring. i think that one is an acacia dealbata though. from memory it was in full yellow coloured flower in march.
  19. MrNick

    Tree problem -galls

    They're not galls they are wooly scale insects ,hth.
  20. Rough Hewn

    Waney edged what?

    1" Waney edge quarter sawn oak, horizontal overlap. [emoji106]
  21. bilke_user

    Firewood moisture content

    Where in Argyll are you?
  22. Rough Hewn

    Chalara fraxinea - Generic thread

    Roughly 1 in 4 young roadside ash showing dieback on the route to the yard. West Yorkshire
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  24. Big J

    Profit

    Agreed. I brought 18t of fairly dry, windblown ash back home for my domestic supply. It produced 45 cube of logs, but took about 15 hours in total to cut and stack (large logs). It'll probably save us 4 tanks of oil, which is £2400 (4 x 1200l), but I could have sold the firewood at roadside for about £1200. Add to that the £200 haulage, my time for cutting and splitting (which went faster as I had the forwarder to speed things up) and then the approximately 15 minutes per day of bringing wood into the house and stocking the fire over the winter and it really doesn't make any sense.
  25. benedmonds

    Profit

    ...But if you worked out what that would sell for you could pay for a lot of gas and insulation... Financially firewood does not often make sense for either the producer or the user.. We process wood from arb waste as an extra to fill days and to give guys a way of topping up their income from working saturdays. We don't do much and charge £85 a bulk bag. I have a log burner and use 5 ir 6 bags a year because it's nice.. I am sure if I sold the logs it would easily pay for the additional gas I used if I did not use logs.. Logs are a luxury product that cost alot to produce either in time or machines. Unfortunately production can be low skilled, there are people who are willing to work for peanuts and others who do it as a hobby.
  26. Big J

    Chalara fraxinea - Generic thread

    I can't see the prices dropping. Even with the deluge of ash that'll come to market, demand will always hugely outstrip supply.
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