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sandspider

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  1. I tried a bit of drive smoothing with the link box on my little compact tractor. Not easy, but with time the finish was ok. I should've put more weight in the box in retrospect... Loving the pond! Get a fly rod and have a bash...
  2. Shame, it's a really good stove otherwise. Burns so efficiently I only have to clear it out once every month or two, and that's burning all day 85% of the time...
  3. I have a Burley Brampton stove, and run it hot with good dry wood. I still get a build up of stuff on the glass, much worse than my other (Heta) stove which stays lovely and clear. A wipe of the Burley with damp newspaper will clean off most of the residue, but there also appears to be gradual hazing / milking of the glass, which doesn't wipe off. (This is expected, according to Burley, as it's ceramic glass or something). Anyone else find this? Can the glass eventually be replaced with non-ceramic glass that will stay clear? Not a major pain to clean it every so often, but I'd prefer not to have to, and also am a little wary that the hazing will eventually get so bad I can't see the fire...
  4. Thanks, but as my compact tractor is 15HP on a good day, I fear it might be too much for it! Also, I don't really process enough wood to justify it, alas.
  5. What PTO power does it require?
  6. Not to the sim card, but if you have a separate memory card you can take out and look at on a pc, the pics might have saved there...
  7. .308 from 20 yards, for safety!
  8. Yeah maybe waiting for the bubble to burst is the thing to do, kind of feel it's not the right time to buy now. I've been keeping an eye on woodland prices for the past ten years or so as I wanted to buy a small wood. Prices per acre have only ever gone up. In the end I bought a house with a bit of land and planted a woodland. Well, extended an existing copse...
  9. The site I believe. So you can only camp in your own woodland 28 days a year.
  10. I was looking at basic chains on eBay the other day, to drag a harrow behind my tractor. There are loads on there, but the cheaper ones don't seem to be strength tested (at least not officially). But if you pay a fair bit more, you should get something there? How about this: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10MM-Grade-100-Alloy-Steel-Short-Link-Chain-4-Ton-Lifting-Sling-4T-SWL-Tonne/401959676907?hash=item5d96a9ebeb:g:x2cAAOSwUHldzo4W
  11. Wicker basket with a few sheets of newspaper at the bottom to keep the worst of the debris under control. Smart wooden box for kindling etc.
  12. How're you going to deal with those? Winch out of the water then cut up? (I have a couple of trees down in my stream that I need to deal with at some point).
  13. Will it burn stumps and knotty horrible bits as they are, or will it all have to be cut smaller?
  14. That's impressive. Is he using Samurai swords?!

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