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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
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    Timber supplier
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    np18 2dy
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  1. Indeed if humans eat the leaves it will apparently stop the heart. Birds eat the berries with no ill effects, but the red fleshy part is not toxic and they just allow the pip to pass through.
  2. Squaredy


    I buy Poplar logs for milling. Not huge demand but still plenty of use for indoor projects. Could do with a lorry load soon actually.
  3. Does depend on the quality of course, but fairly low value for Beech - if they are good quality forest grown milling logs then around £70 per ton delivered to sawmills.
  4. Check out the competition; eg Yandles would be your customers' obvious choice. Some companies even have prices on their website which is really handy.
  5. Woodworm can be a problem with Elm, though the heartwood should still last a fair few years. And of course look out for pockets of rot. Otherwise sounds like it will be lovely. Am jealous in fact - wish I had loads of Elm near me...
  6. If you mean mid point diameter of 4 feet that is a big log, and will contain 3.5 cubic metres of timber. I have bought Sequoia recently and I paid £100 per cubic metre delivered, but then I pay over the odds to get logs that I know I will make good money from. In reality large Sequoia logs like that can be tricky to sell as most mills would have no use for them.
  7. Don't worry it is not always so helpful and informative!
  8. Lots and lots of Elms grow in hedgerows and they live for ten or fifteen years, and then the Dutch Elm Disease gets them. As you travel around look out for hedgerows with clumps of dead trees about ten to fifteen feet tall with a certain shape. This is my latest obsession, and once you recognise the shape of a recently dead Elm sapling there are a lot around, and of course lots of live ones also. I was on the Shropshire Union canal last week and saw many many young elms. There are loads in my village in fact near Newport, South Wales.
  9. I'm afraid there is a lot of luck to this. I have been milling Oak for 13 years and I can't tell if a log has tension in before I mill it. It is just one of those things that sometimes this will happen. Best to avoid doing anything long - the longer your beam the worse this can be. The other way to avoid it is to use the whole middle section of the log, so that in effect the log is the beam but squared off.
  10. Yes I have a border next to my privet hedge and I put two plum trees in, and they have never done well. I tried putting daffs in on the other side in full sun but they died off in two seasons. Certainly difficult to grow much next to privet. Many times I have thought about changing it to something else. Yew would be lovely, but I guess takes an age to establish.
  11. For the last 12 years I have maintained 20 metres or so of well established privet hedge. My recommendation would be to remove the privet bushes now whilst they are small, and erect an attractive fence. It does look lovely when freshly cut, but at this time of year it starts to look scruffy again in about ten days or so. Great hobby I suppose.
  12. Ah thanks Andy. It turns out the Woodmizer ones were too small internal diameter, but for a while now I will be fine once I put the new bearings in.
  13. Why sell in board feet? That is usual in America but not the UK. How about calculate the volume of each board and then multiply by price per cubic foot or cubic metre? If board is 2.5 metres long and 50mm thick and 250mm wide then it is 0.01325 cubic metres so if you charge £800 per cubic metre the cost is £25. Or if you prefer, use inches and cubic feet which I think is easier.
  14. Well, I pressed out the bearings this morning - so simple, just use an appropriate size socket and hold the roller on the jaws of an open vice so there is a void for the bearing to go into; and whack the socket with a hammer. Can't believe I didn't try this years ago. Have ordered replacement bearings online at a cost of £4 each and it takes two per roller. Pressing them in will be a sinch so happy days and thank you for the helpful suggestions. Arbtalk comes up trumps again.
  15. Thank you @bilke_user. Now I have to admit I don't think the bearings on my rollers will knock out so easily. I will look again tomorrow...if they do then that is the answer, as it is certainly only the bearing that has failed.


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