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About youcallthatbig

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    mobile sawmiller

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  1. as 12% moisture content weighs in at 630kgs /m3 (according to MR William.A.Lincoln author of "world woods in colour" page 219 btw) not sure fresh felled it is going weigh 750kgs/ metre length at 1mt quarter girth.. but crack on mate 👍 🤘
  2. that log is not going on any ifor williams trailer legally....nearer 5 tonnes methinks.. ave 40"QG @ 166" long is approx 150Hft3....just saying
  3. I could help you out if you dont mind using local grown larch as opposed to tanalised.... Based near Bungay, PM me letting me know mts needed and I will get back to you with a price. Tim
  4. I use "Plantoil" band saw blade emulsion, fully biodegradable within 21 days, costing £170.00 inc vat for 500litres. It would go further if the mix was weakened down from 20:1, so even cheaper/litre. Why would you use anything other than something made for the job if you are at all concerned about health and welfare and possible ground contamination? Tim
  5. that's not a band saw blade its dental floss.....?
  6. ok, Random snapping does not occur with the 4"bands I use, there is always an audible , as well as a possible visual oscillation of the band, warning of impending doom enabling you to stop cutting and change.
  7. "not always the case "- being able to save the band? or "not always the case" that the band doesn't give the game away when its about to let go? Just curious.?
  8. you were given a warning by yours ears , next time pay heed to them , and you might have saved the band.
  9. if I were asked to mill this log I would recommend splitting in half down heart crack, then split again into quarters, thereby keeping all the possible issues with iron in one quarter, to later mill into larger sections( thereby reducing the chances of hitting metal), the remaining 3/4 to be mill into nice stable clean QS boards, with any heart faults to one side of the board which will be of managable sizes to move by hand. For example , photo below is ms880 c/w 48" bar
  10. Personally I would avoid Bennets if their re tipping service of circular blades is anything like their efforts on some bandsaws I once sent them, the workmanship was more third world than precision.... I would have thought any large resharpening specialist service would do a half decent job having brazed on the tips then side and top ground them, I would recommend Edwards precision saws in devon, if they do the job properly then any carriage cost is worth the money.
  11. do it for 25 years and then see what you think.....
  12. cut as per rh side of image, not all oaks have prominent ray in my experience, some huge trees i have milled have yielded some very plain QS boards, unlike the ones in the image.These came from a tree 78" dia, cross cut to length, halved then quartered by chainsaw, cut into cants to give board width then milled to required boards. I always thought that QS meant saw cut was at a greater tangent angle than 45* to growth ring,
  13. I run an autotrek with a 4" wide blade, cutting up to 1mt wide, unless the log is mild without knots I would only attempt such a cut with a recently sharpened blade, on a 2" wide or narrower blade i would say the accuracy of cut along with speed of cut would be open to question, so tend to wholeheartedly agree with Big J on all his points. Seriously, how many logs do you have access to that requires a 48" or wider T&T cut so that the purchase is a no brainer....otherwise stick with what you have got.
  14. its 48" dia american white oak, with no loading on site...... suggested an alaskan to him....


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