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  1. Just as well, the stubai 900 arrived today. Heading for the log pile tomorrow 👍
  2. 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.
  5. The price you got paid to mill it, I am sure you could afford a new chain or replace the teeth 😅
  6. I'd rather spend 5 minutes with a metal detector 😅
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. The main stem, to that fork is about 22ft and dead straight.
  10. Where you ordering bits from? Can't see half the stuff I am needing?
  11. Not only have I been obviously paid handsomely for the removal, but with his now new large stash of ash logs he doesn't require anymore logs 😅so the trunk is free to a good home 😜 Will see how we go 💪
  12. random question. Today we felled a leaning woodland Ash, approximately 28" in diameter on the leeward side of a copse. Tall tree 75ftish. As we all know, soon as some timber is felled the stress release fractures the timber. upon the floor after 5 minutes we heard the normal sounds of Ash letting go. I am hoping to return to the trunk in the next week or so as there is a lovely wide Olive colour band. Currently the log is approximately 25ft and ill need to cut to remove it in sections from the property. Normally i throw the logs on to my new milling pile, however i am concerned that once the stick is cut again more stress will be released. Am I best to be cutting up the pith straight away, or leave for a while as normal?
  13. It will be on a cow yard concrete silage base. Was poking about this afternoon but could see frustration levels and cold fingers getting the better of me... So came inside for a warm snooze in front of the log burner 😅
  14. I can see this taking sometime to get things level on that top face....
  15. Best part sorted out, Couple of bits I need. Carriage which i knew about, but cant seem to.find the support bar that goes with it? I'll get the new log winder rope which I am missing (pullies all good) Log lifter black handle. I cant see any of those online so ill give them a call tomorrow. But very pleased thus far, especially for the cost of the unit I cant complain. Look forward to working with it.


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