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  1. Pretty much, you get the odd person who knows exactly what they want. Unfortunately my stock.is low now of dried stuff so only just trying to get underway again. I bought a wagon load of timber, that chestnut, elm, big cherry butt, big hornbeam and some large wrc delivered for 200. If the boards aren't any good there is probably a good two or three bags of logs in it. Anything else will be fine.
  2. There's good money to be made in wooden ones. Have look on Google. A mate used to make them, as desired and a good price too!
  3. Whatever they like. They are told what it is or isn't good for, how it needs to be dried. Sold as seen. After that 🤷‍♂️ I don't care 😅
  4. 🤣 Word of mouth and Facebook. Ask Healy, he knows i can sell sand to the Saharans 🤣
  5. Finally a few of my sticks arrived the other day. Here is the two sections of the Burr Horse Chestnut logs..unfortunately the main lower trunk was swiped by the biomass company 🤦‍♂️
  6. I use the grandberg orange thingy and have always had good success.
  7. Just as well, the stubai 900 arrived today. Heading for the log pile tomorrow 👍
  8. I am just in the market for such a tool and looking at the Stubai 900mm aluminium variety. Stuabi used to be big in the game with ice axes and associated items. What are your thoughts on the stubai 3 years on?
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    It was the lenghts it was cut and felled some time ago. I milled it out of curiosity as I was there poking at the yard. I sold 2 boards for £60 to a chap as outdoor shelves for his lockdown man cave. The radial splitting on the other bit were impressive, so took.off a load of 4" slices and threw those in the greenhouse all last summer. Sold 6 at £12 for resin and the turning fraternity 👍
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    Eucalyptus is a very much used wood in Australia amd New Zealand. The former i am guessing has a hotter climate and I've not seen many bitching about the quality of the lumber they produce. There is several fb milling pages and a fair amount of Australian guys. Also have a look on the peterson milling fb page they mill tons of the stuff. I milled some last year and they cupped a bit but interesting grain patterns.
  11. The price you got paid to mill it, I am sure you could afford a new chain or replace the teeth 😅
  12. I'd rather spend 5 minutes with a metal detector 😅
  13. I looked on their site for that app, but only appears to be on Apple and as android user not much use, so have found another. However the Apple reviews are far less satisfactory with wrong calculations and figures. Id be double checking just incase.
  14. Their will always be varying parameters. Majority of big outfits will be selling timber for biomass and chipping it. I, therefore only pay just over what they would get for it. However as soon as you show interest their ears prick up and think its worth a fortune as someone wants to buy it. Negating the fact that it needs collection, milling stacking and drying and any defects the timber may present when cut is all at my risk. At that stage unless I really fancy the timber I walk away, let them have there £10 a cube for chip out of it! I recently wanted some timber which was over a 3 hr round trip therefore would cost me in collection over £400 in my time excluding timber costs. I offered him 100 for the stem, he laughed and said it was worth more in firewood. Fine mate crack on, I then here through another source it was just loaded by a grab lorry and dumped at a recycling centre. I am in Sussex and have spoken with alot of the big contractors with a few more enquiries in going, good bits iam finding hard to source mind as its all plain stuff.


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