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Big Beech

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  1. I've heard that sycamore can be or is notorious for problems when drying. Hope you have luck in doing so and it is not a wasted exercise in the long run. Especially as you say, very plain boards.
  2. Big piece of Ash today from a job back in November. Unfortunately there was only minor Olive wood which I was surprised about and a bit gutted. Even the bottom trunk section had minimal amount 🙄 1200 at the widest spot and 1380 long by 80 thick.
  3. Mine is nearly mint and don't like to use it. 070 maximises my 54" bar at 111cc is adequate. 090 is 137cc and will pull 9ft without wincing.
  4. 070, non AV. I've an 070av and an 090av that I don't use for milling anymore, not that I ever used the 90 much anyway.
  5. Some big 4ft diameter burr sweet chestnut from a fellow arbtalker that i purchased a while back. Cocked one board up and another split on an old union. Useable with some modification!
  6. Some big 4ft diameter burr sweet chestnut from a fellow arbtalker that i purchased a while back. Cocked one board up and another split on an old union. Useable with some modification!
  7. Some brown Oak boards fresh from this mornings activities.
  8. OK, so what a major ball ache. We got said bolts tightend, and all headed in the right direction.... until..... Who decided yet again to use 5/16 unc bolts for the clamps. As it appears that the GB bars are ever so slightly thicker than stihl bars, resulting in barely enough thread to hold things tight in the nuts. Tighten my chain and reset clamps and strip the threads on the welded nut 🤦‍♂️ What a bastard day, and didn't even start the saw. Hopefully tomorrow see some progress. Day wasted driving around trying to fix things.
  9. They are bringing a few bits and some taps if need be. Which ever is the best and cheapest option. Such an oversight, ok inleft it to the last minute for fitting but why not use standard metric bolts 🤷‍♂️
  10. Not this time of the evening they aren't. I've had to make numerous phone calls to a local engineering firm who are meeting me onsite at the milling job with a selection of new bolts 5mm bolts with proper uk head sizes. Absolutely ballache
  11. #27 fits but nowhere near toght enough, already tried that.
  12. No idea, and I don't have any of those available nor do any friends. How ridiculous 🙄
  13. So I've had delivery of my new updated brackets so I can utilise the newer improved quick release clamps. However having installed them and tightened things down I've come up to a dead end. Who on earth designed the Allen bolt sizing that clamp on to the support rails? Not one of my keys fit, 4mm is like a prick in a shirt sleeve and 5mm is like an elephants in a mouse's ear !!! I've a job on tomorrow milling and no way of tightening these bolts which will most likely shake themselves to oblivion 🙄 Any suggestions most welcome if you know the exact size or whatever I may need.
  14. 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.
  15. 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!

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