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  1. I do a lot of grounds maintenance in wiltshire and am looking for a subcontractor who could help with my extra work load. Work is general maintenance to grounds including grass cutting, hedgecutting and weed killing etc If anyone knows of anyone please get in touch! Regards, James.
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    I need to cut a few slices of wood to use as table ornamnets for a friends wedding. Ive heard them being called cookies before.... I was just wondering if anyone has done this before and what wood i should use and how to treat them and dry them out? Cheers, James.
  3. Has anyone had any experience with using treesurgeoninsurance? thinking about getting my personal accident cover with them and wondered if anyone had dealt with them before or had any experience with using them? cheers.
  4. I have a small crab apple tree to prune (only about 18foot tall max) and a small rowan tree to prune at one site. I usually prune apple trees in the winter for fruit, but as the customer is not worried about fruit will it be ok to go ahead and do it this time of year? The rowan is on the same job and would prefer to do them both together than have to go back and do the apple tree in the winter. I havn't pruned many rowan trees, i was told they don't like any hard pruning? Is this correct?
  5. if i had a local forge!...
  6. Does anyone know where tyo get one of these? I've been thinking about getting one to put my logo on some of my woodwork...
  7. I'd definitely be interested in a video. What model have you got? I have a wildflower meadow to maintain this season, do you think it would cope with a years growth of that?
  8. Are these actually any good?? what about in foot long grass and thicker plants like nettles, docks etc
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    Oak to mill

    The larger of the two stems does have a bit of rot but doesn't have many unions. Although there are a few burrs on it
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    Oak to mill

    I've got one pretty large oak butt to mill and two other smaller ones and just wanted a bit of advice as what people would say is the best way to mill them. I.e quarter sawn, through and through maybe some dimensional timber like posts an rails? I don't have a set use for the wood, so I just want to get the best out of what I have if you know what I mean...l
  11. ??? I'm on about the width of the alaskan? I use a ladder thats plenty long enough for the first cut...
  12. I need to extend the rails on my Alaskan as I have some very Large Oak butts to mill. I'm just wondering what my best options are to do this? Is it to buy the upgrade kit from Rob D? I'm not 100% sure what this includes and whether or not it will allow me to extend my current mill as well as upgrade with the new fittings etc. Or do i go down the route of buying a new mill altogether? maybe a panther setup, I am looking to buy a winch kit as well so the upgrade kit plus a winch will already come it 220 + VAT. I could then sell the mk111 mill if anyone is interested in it on here? Its not had much use.... What are peoples thoughts?
  13. Got broken into wednesday last week. Took all my small equipment. Hedgecutters, Strimmers, Blowers etc etc 4kplus gone. Broke into main workshop then into container. Both locked and secured (well so I thought.....) Gutted! Be aware!
  14. Looks good. What router bit do you use? And what's the attachment and bars you've got on the router? Havn't seen that before...
  15. Unfortunately the only guys i know don't have a big enough planer or one of those big drum sanders...


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