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    Aberdeen, Scotland
  1. Salvaged Pine

    Thinking of shelves. Not as strange a sight as walking to the beach with chainsaw!! Sent from my SM-G920F using Arbtalk mobile app
  2. Salvaged Pine

    I found a huge Pine beam washed up on beach yesterday. I returned this morning and cut to 1m lengths. Was wondering if anyone would know why the ends have turned a dark green? Is it a reaction to oxygen getting on to wood after it has been submerged in the sea for so long? Thanks, Mike Sent from my SM-G920F using Arbtalk mobile app
  3. Quick release system for Alaskans....

    Cheers! Sent from my SM-G920F using Arbtalk mobile app
  4. Quick release system for Alaskans....

    When do think you will have more of these in stock, Rob? Very interested in getting some. Cheers Sent from my SM-G920F using Arbtalk mobile app
  5. Pics of your milled products

    That too.... obviously
  6. Pics of your milled products

    Beautiful. Well done!
  7. Elm gate post

    Wych Elm water-pipe. Excavated in Edinburgh.
  8. Sycamore

    Tree is standing firm. Good roots on other side too. I was tilting strongly to leaving it, just needed some more experienced eyes on it. Will fill in hole and leave tree alone. Many thanks
  9. Sycamore

    Hi, Sycamore upon a bank in grazing field with root plate exposed on one side. The otherside is ok. Root plate exposed due to severe flooding back in December. I am surmising that the other side will sustain tree. We are now cleaning up the damage to fields and will fix the damage to bank. Will this Sycamore recover, or should we fell it now? Thanks for your any feedback. Mike
  10. Pics of your milled products

    No idea. On estate I work on. Felled before I got here. I'm sure it's been down a while. The trunk I milled was suspended of ground by the root plate. One end more decay than other. Gets worse as I drop through log. Top planks alright. All solid. Plan to other half of log later. Will amputate decayed end prior to milling.
  11. Pics of your milled products

    Milled Beech today!
  12. Pics of your milled products

    Yup, I thought I was on a hiding-to-nothing, with regards to two equal halves. Just couldn't see the line through. Had not thought of raising ends. Next opportunity I will give that a try. Cheers
  13. Pics of your milled products

    Douglas Fir beer carrier. Cheers!
  14. Pics of your milled products

    Thanks for milling tip. We got a mix of stuff still to mill - Ash, Beech and Elm. Maybe next week! All the outdoor furniture here (a Camphill special needs village) gets sanded down and re-treated every Winter. But thanks for the tip.
  15. Pics of your milled products

    Ash branch. Milled this afternoon with 880 and 36" Alaskan. Larger portion will become a playpark bench. Was an awkward cut for me. Original intention was to take off top, leaving substantial log for bench. Now wondering whether a chalk line may have helped split log in to two equal halves for a bench set. Set my depth of cut at large end - taking saw to other end, pre-cut, to see where the chain would emerge. Ended up cutting at 10". Thinking now 15-17" may have given me the two equal halves. Any thoughts?


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