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About Bob_z_l

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  • Birthday 22/02/1966

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  1. Hi Al, Very interested to mill ....rather than carve. Will send a PM. Bob
  2. Cheers @trigger_andy What I was meaning was if I upgraded to a Logosol / panther, how do you get the logs up so high. All the YouTube stuff shows them on trestles. Maybe I'm not being clear. I'll do a bit more reading and rephrase my question. Thanks again.
  3. Hi I might be able to pass you on a couple of numbers. Expect a PM. Bob
  4. Hi Millers., Silly question time again, sorry. I have a cheap (i.e.non-Granberg) chainsaw mill that I bought from Rob a couple of years ago. I have really enjoyed using it and have surprised myself with some of the results. My question (s) is that I'm assuming that you use some sort of handling equipment to get the job onto the trestles that I see in the Logosol and Panther mills. What do you use? I ask as the chainsaw milling I can roll or lever the job onto bearers using scaffold pole levers etc. I work on a tight budget as this is still very much a hobby and the investment in a newer mill is significant I was trying to work out what else I need to consider and start saving for..... or am dreaming too much and settle with what I have? Many thanks Bob
  5. If I am online shopping .....not necessarily Stoves. I look at Product price, however I prefer to use a search where the combined product price and shipping are totalled and so you get the cheapest "package" price. Saying all of this...I also apply a distance defined search criteria as I'd rather collect where possible to avoid any damage by transportation and the opportunity to meet face to face the distributor in the hope of future dealings. Bob
  6. Woodlands.co.uk sponsor Small Woodlands Owners Group...! 🙂 Small Woodland Owners' Group SWOG.ORG.UK The Small Woodlands Owners' Group is a community for woodlands owners and family foresters throughout the UK.
  7. Have you tried these lot... Small Woodland Owners' Group SWOG.ORG.UK The Small Woodlands Owners' Group is a community for woodlands owners and family foresters throughout the UK. Might be more of the work for wood deal, but you never know. Good luck with your venture. Bob
  8. Thanks.. I've not seen or used your site before. I've bookmarked it. Thanks Bob - a future customer 🙂
  9. Thanks All. To answer. I have Stihl saws. Always have used "red" and last night found I can get "green" delivered very cheaply. I like the idea of Red line (thanks @stubby ) but it would need to demonstrate a real advantage. Thanks Bob
  10. Hi All, I've tried a search and I can''t find the thread I read about it. Long story short. My local dealer where I used to but Stihl 2 stroke oil has closed. Being lazy (time limited) as I am I was thinking of using a mail order M/cycle 2 stroke oil instead. Fully Synth Castrol Is there anything I should be looking out for? Or is there a 2-stroke chainsaw oil I can get online that is recommended? Sorry to be old fashioned but Aspen isn't an option before you offer. Thanks in advance. Bob
  11. At Euro 579 I won't be in the queue to buy one. Koller Felling Wedge for Large Trees WWW.GRUBE.EU Vibration free and simple easy operation makes felling trees much safer. This wedge is both small and light. You can... The cheaper option looks interesting...if a bit heavy... Mechanical Felling Wedge with Rack Ratchet Drive WWW.GRUBE.EU This very robust, mechanical felling wedge has been designed for ergonomic and vibration-free timber harvesting... 🙂
  12. Thanks to all above.. @gobbypunk @Rough Hewn @topchippyles
  13. Hi All, Sorry, I've done this a bit back to front. I've milled all the Oak I have. It's stickered and I've put on the first coat of PVA to seal. I'm ready to lay it up but before I do wanted to be sure I had my timings right. They'll be stacked out of direct light, moderate to good air flow. How long to dry to a point I can work them without fear of further warping/splitting... A year? Longer? If it's longer I'm going to have to reconsider where I put them...that's my question really. Many thanks Bob
  14. @agrimog Many thanks. I wasn't sure if I was doing something wrong. Like I said 1st time with oak. You've settled my nerve. Thanks Bob
  15. Hi Stubby, I use STIHL Synth Plus. Always have. Maybe I should have also said.... I haven't experienced this before. I haven't milled loads but I have done some 3' Pop and some 2' Ash. This is 1.5' Oak with the odd crotch needing the 3' bar.


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