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  1. Hi Michael, Its all a matter of watching the wood as you work it, there's no way of explaining what you are doing right/wrong when cutting into it, you just get used to cross cutting it. Tension /compression works in many different ways dependant on how the tree is sat, where its sat etc, the best thing you can do is cut little and often always watching the woods reaction with a need to get your saw out as soon as it starts to close up on you. It will come with experience fella.
  2. Id say an aspen, very similar to pop[ tho :?
  3. I wouldn't put your chains below pal either
  4. landfill strip topsoil off and sell it, then bank it up and fill it in
  5. can you include a search thingy that as a new thread is submitted, as you type in your title of your thread it comes up with results of previous threads to reduce threads being repeated over and over etc if anyone understands me? like google search bar or you tube as you type, it gives you examples of things already on there and could direct you to them first?
  6. cut the end off a piece and sprinkle chain file shavings on it, if it oxidises and turns the grain purple then most prob oak or sweet chestnut but deffo looks oak to me
  7. yikes just spoke to kaaz from ebay £71.00 +VAT wish it hadn't got broken now
  8. I hoped that were the case otherwise id be thinking how on earth is mother nature shrinking a mature oak as its growing
  9. geeze I feel old hearing that, im 26 and climb on prussic still.
  10. I heard him say that so I suppose you mean if the whole stem is decaying as in a dead tree, not a tree with the ingress of decay into the heartwood with healthy sapwood as surely the girth of the outer sapwood wouldn't change?
  11. Just watched a chap measuring the girth of an ancient sweet chestnut. He stated that the trees girth had increased 10 cm in 10 years but also stated that the girth of ancient trees can often reduce in size over the years?! Personally never heard of this so has anyone else know of the girth of a tree trunk reducing over years?


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