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    Marine civil engineering

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  1. Johnsond

    woodland mills for sale

    Yeah it’s plated up, was pulled in a while back at a random commissioners checkpoint and other than asking about the mill and how it worked they didn’t even mention the actual trailer itself.
  2. Johnsond

    woodland mills for sale

    Hi from hitch to back is 7.3m but you could lose .7m from the front as per the area in the pic. I added that in to take the Honda motor and hyd pump/tank etc hopefully at some point work permitting I’ll get round to getting a hyd loader etc sorted. Cheers
  3. Johnsond

    woodland mills for sale

    You not fancy just putting another bed section in ??? Not a great deal of cash on powder coating and re galvanising some of parts would have that tidied up no probs. You are gonna have to build the new one up anyway so getting it back to component form is no hardship. Trailer looks like it would be no hassle to re jig. That’s a pic of mine with extra bed section and obviously second axle which was not really necessary but more of a personnel choice.
  4. Johnsond

    Elm chopping boards

    My understanding too !! Im sitting on a fair bit of elm but looking for a good piece of beech to do a butchers table. All the research I did pretty much stated beech being the best most affordable option here in the UK.
  5. Johnsond

    Saw milling directory

    Free lance scum contractor Andy so no fixed rotations. Got to take it when it’s on offer I guess, hard on the kids and family big time though. Jumping between boats with a good team of lads so no too bad in that respect. Trying not too think of the actual number of days 🙄🙄. Getting the mill fully sorted is high on the list of jobs for sure. Probs gonna be a winch and ramps set up for loading initially to save time and sort the hydraulics later.
  6. Johnsond

    Saw milling directory

    Hi Steve I'm interested but have 3 consecutive 6 week trips lined up with only 6 or 7 days off between each 1 so no time to finish work on mill until these are completed. as soon as im done ill get in touch and pay my dues. Cheers Dave
  7. Johnsond

    Show us ya birds !

    30k off Belgian coast arrived in the morning and didn’t move for about 8 hrs regardless of what was going on.
  8. Johnsond

    Traditional timber frame

    Looks really good Andrew. View is lovely. That raising procedure is indeed a crazy bit of rigging 😬😬
  9. Johnsond

    Traditional timber frame

    Would it be possible to see a couple of images ??,
  10. Johnsond

    Traditional timber frame

    The research I've done and the info I've gathered would indicate he's way off the mark in relation to size he's trying to span and material he's using. The DF I'm milling is for a sunroom and the max it will have to span will only be 4.5m, I'm pretty sure I'll be using a bit more than bolted up 4x2s
  11. Johnsond

    Notre Dame cathedral...

    I guess your gonna see the price of decent french oak jump, as will the demand for good carpenters and traditional timber framers and masons etc. Macrons 5 year promise will be a hard one to keep.
  12. Johnsond

    Traditional timber frame

    Hi Andrew Thanks for the info. PM sent
  13. Johnsond

    Notre Dame cathedral...

    Saw a similar thing up on raasay a few years ago. I was in an accommodation camp built to house the guys building the new cal mac terminal. Cold windy night and the contractors had nearly finished the restoration of raasay house, cause was put down to an electrical fault but once the fire got hold it was done for. Retained firefighters On the island got assistance from the Portree crew who had to be brought from Skye via boats.
  14. Johnsond

    Traditional timber frame

    Hi All looking to hopefully go ahead with a traditional timber frame sunroom later this summer. Material will be Douglas Fir Which I have ready for the job and intend to mill it myself. Just wondering if anyone knows of an architect up in Aberdeenshire that undertakes that sort of work where I can get a set of drawings made up. Also whilst the foundations and dwarf walls etc are no probs and I've built a few timber frame agriculture type buildings over the years this time around seeing as it's the family home I'd be looking to get some professional assistance. Once again if anyone can point me in the direction of any firm or individuals up here that would be appreciated. Cheers
  15. Mind you J is the brother similar in stature to yourself ?? . Physical capabilities and age play a big part in this kind of work. I've a 35T venom splitter that is to be honest underused in as much it comes out 5-6 times a year for 2-3 days at a time for me and a couple of friends. Couple of guys working that can go through a good amount of any kind of wood and still be ok the next day. On a similar thread I've often wondered if it would be worth hiring the machine itself out ?? Anyone any thoughts on that insurance wise and what day rate ???


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