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  1. A haulier bringing out a pallet to our warehouse last week showed me this. We don't have a postcode on the premises so getting deliveries can be problematic. Yes it works, but I struggled to see what the difference was from using a dropped pin location, especially as it then references back to Google maps anyway.
  2. To reply to Kav, and any others , the slabber is the add on attachment not the dedicated slabber unit. PM reply sent Kav. Shaun
  3. Complete lucas mill 10-30 model. 10"x 10'" max cut, 20'4" max log length. Purchased new October 2014, 730hrs on the clock. Good regular servicing and care. 5x blades all good. 3 retipped unused. Slabber unit with 3 chains, Bevel attachment for producing feather edged siding boards. Handbook, an outstandingly good tuition dvd ( normally you throw these away as next to useless, this one really is the most important piece of kit - set up, using ,maintenance and additional attachments.) Full lucas toolkit, new and unused diamond grind wheel, plus some other sundry spares. Blocks, cutting bunks and several cases of timber wedges. Price €14500 Located Co Cork, SW Ireland. If any serious interest PM me Shaun
  4. Looking good Sir. Have a particularly soft spot for shorty 2A's, especially soft tops. Had a 2a, several 3's, a 101 and now defender td5. For best fun would have to be the 2a.[emoji16]
  5. The lucas tips from fuelwood are pre soldered but also and most importantly pre ground to exact dimensions for use in the retipping jig ,supplied by them at extraordinary cost. Any other tipping service use oversize tips and then precision grind down to the required dimensions to ensure all clearances. This can't be done if using lucas tips. Heard good things about Bennett's.
  6. As you haven't said where abouts in the world you are, it's difficult to know if I'm about to be of any use to you. My local retipping guys are Collins Saws ltd, of Schull, county cork, S W Ireland.
  7. Front or rear hips ?? Is it four wheel drive or something [emoji12]
  8. Yep. Makes sense for that situation. [emoji106]
  9. My thoughts are that any sawmill is a primary processor for timber. Cut as fast as practical for commercial output, allowing enough thickness, and once its dried,moved, and hairy grain has risen, plane it flat either with a thicknesser or manual/ powered planer. That's when it becomes a cabinet makers piece of timber. After sawmilling there's a whole heap of reactions that occur of which you really have minimal control. Why spend excessive time producing a fine finish on green wood when almost always you'll go back over it a dozen times to get it to perfection at the end?
  10. So glad you did, Steve. Many a nights night's entertainment, and Nod - top man. Used to work with him back in long lost history. Was an innovator at that time. Well done and thank You
  11. I've said it before, but you guys with the Alaskans do some incredible volumes of work at times. The body must be absolutely wrecked by end of day 3. And dear God, all that sharpening. [emoji106][emoji106]
  12. 2 miles isn't that far to walk for anyone unless its pissin with rain, in which case he might be keener for the transport offer. BUT a good reliable experienced worker is hard to replace. Re the skinning up strong words to be had. On site unacceptable, off site, in yard or in his own space uniform or not ,your choice. We all need telling more than once for most things in life. Let him know your dissapointed, but not completely pissed. Once you've blown up its too late. My old boss enjoyed a toke with us at end of day, but we knew where boundaries were.
  13. Do you think it's charging system can cope with that load ? Turned a sweet lil tractor into something designed by a parliamentary committee!!
  14. You really must be the number one unlucky person on arbtalk. At least we're all here ready to help each other out where we can , with good advice, bad advice, and amazingly frequently, physical assistance or kit. If you gather enough worms in the yard it might soften the impact of the next ipad when it gets dropped [emoji16] Shaun
  15. A superb idea to have the directory and to know who's available and in the area. Rather surprisingly to me, a curious opportunity threw its head up, and has taken me out of trees and timber completely, so afraid I can't be in. Before anyone asks the Lucas mill is sold, to remain in S W Ireland, and I'm keeping my Woodlands mill for my retirement and 'hobby' use. Shaun


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