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  1. Hi all, I was wondering if anyone could help me out by participating in this questionnaire for my BSc Arboriculture & Urban Forestry dissertation?! 🌲 🌳 If you find the time, at the other end of the link there will be a brief description of the project, some notes on GDPR and why I believe it is integral research for arboriculture moving forward - the questionnaire itself should take no more than 5 minutes! Thanks very much for taking an interest, I really appreciate it! If you could like and share around with others, that would be great. Kind regards, Jacob. Microsoft Forms FORMS.OFFICE.COM
  2. Hi all, I was wondering if anyone could help me out by participating in this questionnaire for my BSc Arboriculture & Urban Forestry dissertation?! 🌲 🌳 If you find the time, at the other end of the link there will be a brief description of the project, some notes on GDPR and why I believe it is integral research for arboriculture moving forward - the questionnaire itself should take no more than 5 minutes! Thanks very much for taking an interest, I really appreciate it! Kind regards, Jacob. Microsoft Forms FORMS.OFFICE.COM
  3. Good afternoon, I get firewood for my stove which needs to be chopped and split (cheaper / free), and my little Stihl MS181 has done well for the last few years for what I need. I have a backlog of logs to chop this year, so I am thinking I can lay into these in the evenings if I take them into the garage with the lights on and with an electric chainsaw. - I can saw in the evenings when the kids are in bed so a quieter saw is better (winter daylight is limited, I want The Boys to play out for as long as its light, The Smaller Boy runs off in tears when I get the chainsaw out when he is out - limiting what I can do) - There is a ready power supply in he garage - No concerns about fumes - The logs are smaller diameter, 6" - 10", not tree trunks - later in the year the logs can be stacked inside to dry (got to burn the dry ones there first) So what should I be looking for? - I am guessing the more power the better? 2kw? - Chain speed - for a similar powered saw will the chain speed vary much since the saws I've seen so far all quote power over everything else - Second hand is cheaper - so what should I be looking to pay? Or would new be better for the increase in price - any recommendations, I see another post on here saying "Titan" could be a brand to look out for? Are Sihl electric saws really worth the premium? - Not too fussed about battery powered since I will be within reach of a socket - Chains and bars - would these be easy to swap to better quality if it came with a generic cheap one? (thinking to put on the same as my Stihl so I can use the same chains - then only really need 1 spare for both saws) Thanks in advance for any advice, and sorry for being a heretic and thinking about electric motors rather than 2 stroke engines. I don't want to go to a shop to ask for the advice because I have no will power to say no when they show me shiny new toys.
  4. I have been collecting hard woods from tree surgery jobs for 3 years. I have seen adverts for electric splitters on-line from £200 to £600. They look pretty basic. Do they REALLY work and can anyone recommend one, because there are lots to choose from. I would be grateful for any advice. Jonathan
  5. hi. i know its not a pro splitter but from reading the forum over the last few weeks i have noticed there are a lot a different people and skills on here. there are a few threads on splitters but not much input on electric. I spilit arb waste that i can scavenge for free and try not to buy wood. I am a retired joiner on medical grounds,not an arborist but have cut wood with a few saws over the years. I have a good knowlage and love of timber and find this site very interesting. If anyone has the time to spare and the knowlage of the above machine or similar I would be very grateful. My budget is about £500. As i said , be kind to a newun.
  6. Hi Guys, Just wondered if anyone could add their thoughts to this: I moved to the West Coast of Scotland 5 years ago and so logs are in plentiful supply. Much of the fast grown Sitka goes for pulping to make paper, but there's loads of Larch available too, ostensibly for firewood. I had 25 tonnes delivered a year ago and it was dry when I got it, so thought it too good to just burn. Looked into getting it milled locally, but this wasn't possible at reasonable cost so I decided to get into milling myself. Read a ton of stuff online and in other places and decided that I'd start small and make my mistakes on a small scale before working up to a "big rig". Having used chainsaws since I was a teenager, I felt confident in the use of them, but always thought they were underpowered for the job they had to do. Even more so with electric ones, which seemed to me to be glorified toys. So when I saw a 2400W electric one I thought that, with an equivalent power to a small to medium sized petrol saw, it should be a good choice for small scale milling of logs up to say, 9", with a small log mill attachment. The results? Brilliant! Very smooth cuts with Oregon chains and 16" bar, and made some lovely bench planks for my garden benches, with no planing required. So far, so good. I screwed it all up when I "buried" the blade in a 15" log. This was just too much and although the motor had ample power, the gearbox gave out. So the question is, has anyone out there managed to make an electrically powered chainsaw mill, can you use a direct drive off the motor shaft, what sort of rpm are you likely to need at the sprocket, etc? I went the whole hog and got a Stihl Magnum MS880, with a standard 30" bar, coupled to a PantherPro mill made by Kim in Florida, which has proved to be an awesomely powerful bit of kit. I ripped a seawater-logged very wet 18" diameter driftwood Sitka log 5m long, through the centre line, end to end in just 3 minutes with it the other day and the result was 10m of bench good enough to sit on with just the edges chamfered off. Well pleased! The chain was a standard full complement Oregon 10 degree ripper. Fuel used was less than a quarter of a tank, surprisingly. All 122cc of the engine seemed to make light work of it. So the question is, has anyone used a large saw like this with say, a 59" or 72" bar with a similar milling kit? The construction of the mill is so simple that I reckon I could simply buy some longer 1" square SHS steel and replace the 30" set with it, and presto! I have a bigger milling capacity. What think ye all? Any musings gratefully received! Thanks all... Ivan
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    Hey guys, I'm really intrested in jazz guitar, and also acoustic guitar in general. Was just wondering if anyone else on the forum likes to play jazz. Who are your main inspirations? What are your favourite pieces to play? Cheers!!


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