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  1. It's in West sussex. I haven't measured up yet but it's all a bit small for milling I should think, probably up to about 10 to 12 inches.
  2. Hi. I am in the process of coppicing a block of chestnut and in a part of the block there is some robinia or black locust. The aren't the straitest stems but selective cutting could yield some strait poles give the durability of the stuff it should be worth saving from the firewood pile. Does anyone know of potential markets or uses for the stuff? Thanks, John
  3. Ah yeah the trees overhanging buildings is not something you often deal with in woodland management so I can see how that might make the job more complicated and more expensive. To further add to my post, although I am far from being an expert when I was milling a few years ago I found the milling the easy part and the marketing and selling is the hard part. If you use a chainsaw mill then it's slow going and hard work but buying a bandsaw is a big outlay. So I suppose it depends, how many trees are there that could be worth milling? Is it something you are interested in doing long term? Is a milling service something you would think about offering other clients in the future? If you decided not to mill it yourself you would have the option of felling the trees and selling the timber at roadside or selling it standing. Selling it at roadside has the problem of extracting the timber. Hardwood saw logs want to be left in as long lengths as possible so you would need some kind of machine to extract. That's why I suggested selling the timber standing because it is the least amount of work, and you know in advance exactly how much money you will get.
  4. What a bizarre thread. A few points. Does the wood have a felling license or management plan in place? If there is any quantity of millable timber to come out you will need a felling licence. Second, what is the actual objective of managing the woodland? It seems strange to be producing sawlogs as a byproduct of management for conservation. Thirdly, in my experience milling is not really a way to make a quick buck. Aside from the fact that milling itself requires a mill which is expensive you then have to market and sell the timber. If as you say there are some decent sticks to come out then I would look at selling the timber standing and using the money towards the management of the rest of the wood. I would be interesting to hear what other jobs need doing in the wood because you can get a lot done for £60k.
  5. Thanks ESS, I will look them up 🙂
  6. I don't have a mill anymore, I will be looking to sell at Roadside.
  7. At the moment I am just trying to get an idea of the market. I have spoken to a couple of guys with Mills but from what they were telling me its very prone to staining which puts a lot of people off.
  8. Yeah I understand all the potential uses! It's just finding someone who wants to buy it!
  9. Hello all, Is there any market for millable Scots pine? I have been to look at a job doing final thinning. It's only a small job, might be a couple of loads. In West Sussex. I can't seem to drum up much interest in chip or logs. Any thoughts or ideas welcome.
  10. I think it's sold but I will get in contact with you if it doesn't go through
  11. I have got a grinder to sharpen but no spare teeth. I am actually selling the mill but want to get it re tipped first. Thankyou.
  12. Hi, I need to get blade for a turbosaw warrior re tipped. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Thanks, John
  13. I have milled 10 year old oak butts, turned out to be full of pinhole oak borer. No one wanted to buy the timber so took a pretty big loss...
  14. I don't think there is any specific legislation relating to working near deep water? I would of said have a throw line on site and wear a bouyancy aid. If chainsawing steer clear of life jacket as if the string caught on a twig it could go off unexpectedly it would be dangerous. Can't think why you would need a diver on site?! I worked as a sailing instructor for 5 years, I have worked as safety cover for triathlons and long distance swimming events but never yet heard of a need to have a diver in the safety crew


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