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Mark Wileman

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    West Wales
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    Freelance Arborist

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  1. It's pretty crazy that you'll struggle to get a decent tradesman insurance rate for most building trades without an NVQ 2/3 in that trade, but I can get insurance for dismantling a 100ft tree over a listed mansion with a 3 days long rigging ticket.
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    Work suddenly went quiet

    I've reverted back to carpentry! Boarded out a loft and built a banister today!
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    Canine megaesophagus.

    Sorry to hear that mate. 😥
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    Base anchor pulling capability’s vs isolated fork

    I just pull trees over sometimes. You all take this far too seriously.
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    Base anchor pulling capability’s vs isolated fork

    It was my interpretation of base anchoring that it also has the advantage that should the crotch fail, the rope should hopefully grab something (the next crotch down) else and not lead to having no line in the tree! That and I'm shit with a throw line, base anchoring is easier. 🙃
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    Today's milling

    Nah the glass will be in a ply frame that will attach to the back of the timber. Might use some rubber washers or something to keep it off of the fresh stuff. The fresh stuff has still been cut for over 2 years so shouldn't warp too crazy.
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    Large scale illegal forest felling

    That is the joy of West Wales. No developers would ever build a huge site in the country side here since there aren't enough people to even keep the normal property market afloat
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    Today's milling

    I am the retailer, not nearly big enough of a slice unfortunately. But I was chancing it getting the job, and they are happy with the result! I'll whack some pictures up once the mirror glass arrives.
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    Large scale illegal forest felling

    Don't get me wrong, this was a bit naughty. But it's not quite the witch hunt it's being made out to be on the news website its reported on. 20% of the shit was probably encroaching the lines away so would have been cut soon anyway! I'm all for these super housing estates, keeps all the idiots away from me in the countryside
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    Large scale illegal forest felling

    All the wildlife was probably living in the actual woodland 50 meters away
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    Today's milling

    Do people hire you in to mill from them Rough or do you buy stems off people? I've just been commissioned to make two huge live edge mirror frames for pretty much what I paid for the logosol... starting to think there might be some money to be made here!
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    Today's milling

    It is! I shortened the platform down to one section (1m) since I only have about 2 bits of timber longer than 2m! It's surprisingly accurate, can rip 1/4 inch boards. Only using a cheap rotatech bar & chain filed to 10 degrees too.
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    Large scale illegal forest felling

    9 new houses for 9 families. I'd vote for that over a 3 minute walk through a litter infested forest you only use for your dog to take a shit. We did a clearance job recently for one of the bigger development companies in the UK, had 9 complaints about the work on the first day.. all from residents living in houses built in the past 5 years by the same developer.
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    Today's milling

    Just finding my feet with my first mill! Got plenty of Leylandii to butcher practicing on! Milled a bit of Alder that has been sitting for about 18 months as well.
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    Training to do LOLER assessments

    Seems to be not many people running LOLER examination training courses/assessments these days.


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