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About youcallthatbig

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    suffolk/norfolk border
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    mobile sawmiller

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  1. Might be able to help if you are prepared to take sawmill slabwood mixed in with split round
  2. or .... fell the trees , put them on a trailer, and take them 1mile up the road to Timb a Haul in Brick kiln road to mill them for you....or you could give me a call or pm and I would give you a price for coming out to mill them on site .....so many options...
  3. Why thank you sir for your kind words...😉
  4. thanks for the mention chap... but Tom @ treecreeper knows my limitations, and I don't have anything big enough to mill that sequoia for him, he wants it thru and thru and to run a chainsaw mill of the size needed for that job, is a young mans game.... and I havent been one of them for a long time!
  5. 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 👍 🤘
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. that's not a band saw blade its dental floss.....?
  10. 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.
  11. "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.?
  12. you were given a warning by yours ears , next time pay heed to them , and you might have saved the band.
  13. 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


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