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Ed1

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  1. Hi, I recently joined Arbtalk and this is my first post. I've been reading on this forum for a while which has been an excellent source of information on milling. I'm in the process of setting myself up to do some chainsaw milling, initially as a way of sourcing timber for my own use. I have a question on milling during the summer time. Probably the first of many questions! I picked up from other threads that milling and stacking boards to air dry is best done in the winter months to avoid defects. I might have access to some garden logs over the summer, but I get the impression that if I couldn't mill them or move them fairly quickly then I might miss out. Access permitting, could they be broken down lengthways into quarters for easier transport during the summer and then planked and stacked during the winter months, or are defects likely to appear in the quarters? I'm not sure if my question is species dependent. Ideally, I am looking to cut some oak and ash but would consider other species if I come across them. Any advice would be appreciated! Ed

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