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Squaredy

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About Squaredy

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  • Birthday 19/11/1969

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  • Location:
    Newport, South Wales
  • Interests
    Fishing, boating, woodwork
  • Occupation
    Timber supplier
  • Post code
    np18 2dy
  • City
    Newport

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  1. Squaredy

    5ton Cedar stem... whats it worth ?

    Mick Dempsey is being a little unfair but he is not totally wrong. It does have a value but you have to find a specialist small scale miller who is willing to mill oversize stems with possible nails etc, like me or Rough Hewn. Let us know where the stem is and proper dimensions so volume can be calculated and I will give you a value. We need diameter at each end and length. If you are near South East Wales I might even be interested. It would be a shame for it to be chopped up for firewood. Cedar of Leb is not even great firewood, but would be very stable amazing wide slabs, although probably with some annoying shakes.
  2. Squaredy

    Time for a bit of paint.

    Don’t forget some types of grit are very dangerous and must be treated with great caution. Sand is best avoided unless you want silicosis. Hopefully you knew this anyway. What type of grit do you have?
  3. Squaredy

    Electric Vehicles or EVs

    I am looking forward to safer driving too. Tesla cars all have driverless capability, the world just needs to catch up. After more than a century of letting humans be at the wheel one thing we do know is they are unsafe, unpredictable, unreliable, in fact down right dangerous. High time we let a computer take charge.
  4. Squaredy

    Japanese Larch

    How is it going to be charged? This is rather important as if it is firewood size there is lots of room for different calculations. For this reason it is more usually sold by the ton. How seasoned is it? I would estimate three quarters of a ton per cubic metre in which case £33 per cubic metre is OK and if dry then less drying for you to do.
  5. Squaredy

    Japanese Larch

    How is it going to be charged? This is rather important as if it is firewood size there is lots of room for different calculations. For this reason it is more usually sold by the ton. How seasoned is it? I would estimate three quarters of a ton per cubic metre in which case £33 per cubic metre is OK and if dry then less drying for you to do.
  6. Squaredy

    Big Cedar Bench

    Very nice indeed. Western Red Cedar ends?
  7. Squaredy

    Ash Tree

    Clive Francis of Abergavenny is a good guy, you will find him on t’internet. Or Ben Daniels also knows his stuff. I would start with them, but I know more if you need them.
  8. Squaredy

    Ash Tree

    I live in Newport. I am not an expert but I could recommend a couple of local people who would be able to give you competent advice. I can PM you names if you like.
  9. Squaredy

    Log Goblins

    Ah yes that is a very attractive use of sawdust. My main problem is wet sawdust though and whenever I have looked into it in the past, machines like that always state feedstock must be dry. So then you have the extra process of somehow drying tons of sawdust. My conclusions have always been that for a very small sawmill like mine I simply do not produce the material to justify the investment needed. I maybe produce 50 tons sawdust per year, so when dry I guess this could make around 35 tons of pellets or briquettes, which I then need to bag up, store in the dry, find customers for, etc. I say bring on the compost toilets....that is a market I would love to supply, but just not big enough yet.
  10. Squaredy

    Log Goblins

    It is a waste product. Value is zero. It is unprocessed, unseasoned, mixed species, mixed sizes varied splitability. Yes it could be processed, dried and delivered to customers but if that is not your business then just give it away. Very sensible. Even if he set a nominal price say £10 per car load how much time would that take to deal with all the customers and enquiries? I wish I could do the same for sawdust.....!
  11. Squaredy

    Two good Oak trunks available near Warrington

    Yeah I think so.
  12. Squaredy

    Two good Oak trunks available near Warrington

    Well if that first Oak is 40 inches diameter then that entrance is twenty feet wide or more!
  13. Squaredy

    Oak Sleepers

    I think you will find it is irrelevant as you are unlikely to find genuinely seasoned sleepers. Some people advertise things like “air dried 1 to 5 years” but this usually means nearly green. As has already been said sapwood will rot quickly and the chances are Oak cut to sleeper size will have a fair bit of sapwood. But once this has rotted away the heartwood will last maybe 10 to 15 years in ground contact.
  14. Squaredy

    Two good Oak trunks available near Warrington

    Yes I did wonder. Helpfully there was a third photo I didn't post, which maybe he thinks eliminates any doubt....here it is showing the claimed 40 inch diameter I guess..........!
  15. Squaredy

    Two good Oak trunks available near Warrington

    Maybe he was using one of those timber merchant's measures......? Must get hold of one of them.

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