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Ian Clarke

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  1. I've just looked it up and I'm on holiday when they're running the course.
  2. Hello all I am looking for a PTI course as soon as one is running. I am based in Suffolk but happy to travel. I thought I would see what people on here knew. Many thanks Ian C
  3. I Would vote for bandit HB20. But not available new is a hiccup.
  4. Find the course on the ABC website and download the information that should also give you the reading list. That would be a good start. Otherwise I would say just get on the course and learn as you go because different providers will teach and ask for different answers/questions. It will be tough but it's achievable. One last note if you have the time before starting get the 100 tree thing done as that will eat up time like mad.
  5. I was taught in a rigging workshop that if there is no suitable anchor point to rig and for climber. Then fell and make good the damage. But I can imagine that would open a can of worms for you. Would a scaffold be possible not one of the mobile light weight aluminium. But the stuff you would have on a building site as they could get you high enough to use a pole saw. I would talk to all the neighbours and see if they could be convinced to move the items and then put back after. It could be undertaken by you or other contractors. Otherwise price up replacing everything and lots of time to get it right. *ensuring there is not a rare expensive vase in the shed. And then add xx% and see what they say. Anyway good luck.
  6. Give Dean at global recycling a shout. They have bandit hb20's narrow access and the head can swing. They usually have one available for demo. And the parts are not expensive.
  7. Stein is a good starting point. As they are not as expensive as others but reasonable quality.
  8. Hi all, I think i have this in the right part of the forum. I would like to commission 2 pieces of work. The first is a chess set, I am not sure of what wood to use and I am open to discussion on how it would look and cost options. This is a chess set to be played occasionally. I am not worried about lead time as I know these will take time to make. 2nd is a worded plaque frame thing I am not sure what to call it. * I added a photo. Again I am not sure what wood to use. And I am open to advice and suggestions. If you can do one or the other that's fine please just contact me through a private message first. Or if you can point me in the direction of some one that would be great. Many thanks Ian C
  9. With regards to price if you have worked out your time and costs then added profit. That's all you can do but allow enough time. like SOC said about under estimating amount of grindings can you add efficiency by having a mechanical thing to help load all the grindings as there will be a lot of and possibly longer distance. But I agree with topchippyles thinking about it the price could be higher. Have a good day.
  10. In a few years. I've had 3 years of study and work *level 2 1 year, then level 4 for 2*. I also want to consolidate all the learning I have done and get experienced with the many facets of arb consultancy. What's your plans?
  11. I've finished the whole thing it's taken me 2 years. 15 lessons in the first year then support after.
  12. I'm not sure of the answer for tools. But I was advised that leaving some wood from the diseased trees for the fungus to devour as it will be easier to decay that than fight another tree.
  13. I'm just finishing my level 4 and found these books helpful
  14. Boots are a very personal thing I would suggest something like superfeet insoles or something that gives you more support. Then after that go with something you like.
  15. Hi all Just saw this on Facebook marketplace Its not mine just saw it as browsing through. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2855332827893902/
  16. 1. Any idea who owns a xxx machine that could do this in east of England and 2. I've never heard of a fret saw I'll look it up.
  17. Hello all I have seen a design I like he look of and would like recreated but with a few tweaks. I don't know if it comes under carving or something else so would like to ask people if it's possible and any recommendations of someone that can do it I am in the east of england near thetford. Many thanks Ian C
  18. What about this with a cutter head on it???[emoji16]
  19. Ah I forgot about the wearing over glasses bit but if you follow the link there are other offerings of mesh safety specs that could be worn over glasses. The ones I'm thinking of have a band to go around the back of your head.
  20. I have used these before when chogging down with a 460 on stems with wind blowing in my face. They are inexpensive and will never fog up.[emoji6]
  21. Willow hedge. Plant thin whips of willow. These can be the end of branches. You can make them to the height you want. once they have rooted they can be crossed over each other at angles. It can be very thin and kept easily. And removed easily if ever needed. I remember seeing it in a RHS encyclopedia book one time and it sounded interesting.
  22. Council accidentally chops down 800 trees WWW.BBC.COM The saplings had been planted in Palmer Park in Reading by a group of volunteers. Well this won't help the cause.
  23. I like the idea that they realise they need to plant trees but the biggest problem I see is the after care. How many times have you seen guards left on too long, dead stock *patches or entire planting schemes*. They have the money to plant them but not the follow up to actually get a decent mature tree. Which for the benefits to be had the tree needs to reach maturity. Just my 2 pence worth Have a good day everyone

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