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  1. I have a fairly large Holme oak I am removing next week in Huntington, Cambridgeshire. Is the wood any good? Anyone interested in it? I'll put a pic of the tree...if anyone interested pm me and I'll send some pics of the wood once it's down...
  2. Is there anyone in the Berkshire or South Oxfordshire who could give me some experience/teach me about milling (portable or chainsaw) and drying? Maybe in exchange for some labouring? I would like to start producing dried timber (mainly hardwood) on a small scale both for myself and other makers/craftspeople. I will be doing cs30 training in a couple of weeks but am coming at this from a user of timber and have very little experience at present. Part of my plan is also to build a solar powered kiln. Unfortunately I'm the wrong side of 50 but still fit and strong and keen to learn. Any offer of help would be appreciated no matter how small. Thanks Steve
  3. I have a large oak that fell earlier in the year that requires clearing. The entire canopy has been cleared and some large branches already milled on site and removed, but the guy that was doing it has taken what he wants and left me with a substantial amount of tree. It will need milling on site as it is 1.6m diameter for about 7m. There are large branches which are 0.6m diameter. Anyone interested in clearing it? Near Stevenge, Hertfordshire.
  4. I've got a Stenner 42 VB Sawmill Dismantled unused project, barn stored. 3 phase motors. Looking for new loving home. For more information contact chrismarshall79@hotmail.com. South Gloucestershire Area, Open to offers.
  5. Hi guys, I have a rather strange request from a customer for 2 Oak logs from Sherwood Forest. The logs will be milled so needs to be of a decent size (ideally 3m length with 30cm - 60cm diameter but we can discuss the details) and preferably green. Also, I will need a felling licence to prove where they are from. Delivered to CM17. I know it won't be cheap, so if you just so happen to have access to the above and the ability to deliver please drop me a PM and I should be able to make it worth your time. Many thanks!
  6. Hi I'm a newcomer to this forum and I hope you'll be gentle with an idiot! My Stihl MS250 has given me excellent service for a good number of years and has milled a number of cypresses and alder trunks. For milling I use a 16" bar and ripping chain on a Grandberg frame. Unfortunately I killed it last week when I managed to knock the chain brake on by accident and didn't notice as the saw was already labouring on the thick end of an alder trunk. It got a bit smoky but, as there were only a few inches to go, I ploughed on thinking 'I'll take a look when I've finished'. When I opened it up, things had gone a bit melty! I've managed to replace enough parts and got it running well enough to know that a full restoration should be viable so that I can continue to use it for normal logging and firewood cutting. I'm now on the look-out for something with a longer bar - 30" maximum but probably 20" - 24" for planking purposes. My friendly local dealer is keen to sell me another Stihl and I'd love to get one but, for the amount of work I do, I just can't justify spending that much. The same dealer also supplies EFCOs and, (if pushed) Mitox. I'm wondering whether one of the larger EFCOs would do the job AND have a reasonable life - if treated properly! Can anyone comment on the suitability of any of these makes for milling? Any advice gratefully received. Clumsy Oaf
  7. Hi. As a noob, I am hoping for some advice on some 2nd hand equipment. I am starting out as a smallholder and looking to put up some outbuildings on a tight budget. I am planning on harvesting & milling some Douglas fir and am looking to buy a large enough chainsaw and a mill. I am looking at a 2nd hand Stihl 084AV (apparently hasn't worked much in the last 10 years, unknown history before that. Good compression, starts fine.) and a 48" granberg mill. Also included in the deal are: 48" bar, chain & rip chain, 36" bar & chain, 30" bar & chain. Spare piston rings, clutch springs & recoil spring. 2 questions: -What do you think of the asking price of £950? Seems high to me but that could just be me working to a tight budget... - Are replacement parts an issue for 084s? The seller reckons you can use MS880 parts and I was surprised by this. I haven't been able to find the specs, but my hunch is that piston and bearings wouldn't be compatible if anything else is? I'd be really grateful if you could share your wisdom and possibly prevent this noob on a budget from making an expensive mistake. Thanks.
  8. WANTED.....stems of all sizes in the Cheshire area, we can mill on site up to 1.5 m diameter or in our own yard please contact me for more info cheshiremilling@gmail.com or 07455018862
  9. Looking for some advice, I milled an Oak slab from a stem I felled about 5yrs ago which I then let sit for about 2yrs before bringing it in the garage to work it, figuring it would be sufficiently seasoned. I was planning on turning it into a table so I’ve planed it and started sanding however it’s developing a crack which I’m convinced is spreading. This is my first attempt so excuse my ignorance but is it likely to simply split in two and if so is it doomed or can something be done to prevent it? I’ve attached a couple of pics which don’t show it fantastically. It’s a really nice piece and I’ve invested a lot of time into it now so don’t want to give up on it too easily similarly I also don’t want to press on and get rid of my existing dining table if it’s days are numbered. Any advice would be much appreciated! thanks in advance, Joe
  10. We have some copper beech trees for sale in Newtown, Powys, just off the A483. All felled last week - pictures below, measurements approximate. Beech - 1 is 2.7m to fork, diameter 50cm reducing to 40cm and 3.2m beyond fork, diameter 30cm reducing to 25cm Beech - 2 is 4.1m long, diameter 45cm reducing to 30cm Beech - 3 is 6.0m long, diameter 70cm reducing to 60cm Also some smaller bits and softwood (cupressus) All accessible, close to drive/roadway. Offers? Message me if interested.
  11. Hi, I'm looking to purchase various sizes of seasoned/kiln dried waney edge boards and large and small rounds to create some furniture with for a new community cafe opening in November. I've got a car/van so could travel to have look and pick up. Many thanks, Joe
  12. I have test few of my new saws today and non of them apart from Makita came as per factory specification. I am particularly concern about my new husky 395 as this will be used for milling. here are pictures for maximum RPM. New husky 395 max RPM 12000 instead of recommended 9600. idel is also high at 3000 instead of 2500. new husky 135 maximum RPM 11800 instead of recommended 9000. Makita DCS 5121 maximum 13000 which is fine as per factory specifications.
  13. We are changing the way in which we sell the Granberg mills. Usually they come in a host of different sizes 24",30",36",42",48",60". The longer mills are awkward and expensive to ship - also it means keeping a large stock of rails in to meet different lengths. We'll still do the Alaskan 36" mills (which adjust down to 30" and 24") but for the longer mills we are now switching to the Granberg Ultimate mills - these will have 36"/24" and 12" extensions as well as x2 round handles. You can then make you mill to 24"/36"/48"/60"... for longer just buy another joining kit. If you have a Granberg mill you want to extend you can now do so without having to buy a whole new handle and rail set https://www.chainsawbars.co.uk/product-category/mills-kits/alaskan-mill-mk-4/ The mill in the pics is set up as a 48" Alaskan.
  14. This has been in development with our new first cut systems. We wanted a chainsaw mill that was improved and better than anything else on the market. Features: Manufactured in the UK in Devon Rack and pinion system for easy tool less height changes Magnetic quick fix to bar attachment There will be more advanced options later where this mill will work in conjunction with the HEAVY first cut system
  15. Morning all We have a lot of oak a get away from site. two trees, the largest being approx 2m DBH. we have a tractor with medium sized grab with a trailer so can deliver, but needs to be as close to site a possible as I'll have to do multi trips and it is not a fast tractor! If you have a big grab and trailor set up then your more than welcome to take the lot, or as much as you like. Any questions please ask. Or any ideas of who might be interested welcome. PM me with a phone number and I'll call you back. thanks for you time. Ed
  16. Hi, I have three sections of Oak trunk measuring about 2.5 foot wide by 4 foot long in my garden that need cutting up and removing. Ideally I would like to mill them into planks so they can be used to make something later, however, only access is through the house which means any equipment would need to come through the front door. If all else fails I will need it cutting in to fire wood if I can't get it milled. Needs doing in the next two weeks. I should say they have been sitting uncovered for a year so I don't know if they are now no good to use other than for fire wood? Can anyone help? Many thanks
  17. Hi, I am looking for on-site milling services to prepare some Oak that was felled a couple of weeks ago. I plan to use the timber in a new house build project that will complete in approx. 12months. I have 5 x 4meter lengths (see photos) and I am thinking that I would like to use the timber for internal doors but will be guided by expert advice. The timber is located near to Sutton Coldfield. Please reply if you can help. Many thanks.
  18. Hi all I am looking for a bit of advice please. I have two decent size Oak tree's that went over in the storms last winter. The owners would like a table out of one of them and a few other pieces and to sell the rest. The access isn't to bad but I think they will have to milled where they have fallen (the edge of the woodland). I would like to do it myself with an Alaskan mill. I was wondering how best to cut it up (boards, planks, beams etc) and how much it would be worth roughly? What size saw, bar and which mill and chain to use? Any advice would be really appreciated. Thanks in advance. The measurements are relatively rough just done with a basic tape measure. Access to tree in the first picture. Oak section 1 Core trunk 409cm length 97cm width 310cm circumference Oak section 2 Right branch looking up tree from root 46cm wide 198cm length 175cm circumference Oak section 3 Left fork 69cm wide 150cm long 257cm circumference Oak section 4 Left branch upper fracture 168cm length 64cm wide 185cm circumference 2nd tree Core trunk 450cm length 81cm wide 224cm circumference Upper branch 185cm length 140cm length 213cm circumference
  19. Kidderminster Alaskan mill job, any takers? Hi I have a potential customer who wants a large Ash milling in their garden. Please get in touch with me if you fancy the job. Bit too far for me-over sixty miles do I want to pass this one on. Cheers Richie McBride
  20. Hi, I'm getting a large-ish cedar stem lifted out by crane next week in Acton. It's around 2 1/2 foot across at breast height and is around 30' tall-ish. Anybody want it? We can lift it onto a truck or even deliver it for a fee around the M4/M40 corridor going up to the M25. PM me A.S.A.P. otherwise its going to recycling
  21. Hi all I'm pretty new to milling. Did my research before is started. Many on here and books. Just need abit of advice on where I'm going wrong or if it's just bad luck. In the last few months I've milled a few large yew, beech and oak. The yews fine but the beech and oak have split. The stacks sheltered, woods stickered and the end grain has been sealed with oil based gloss. I've milled an oak up this morning and don't want the same to happen to this ! Any ideas of where I'm going wrong ? Cheers Matt
  22. Alright guys... I'm a building surveyor when I'm not playing with my Magnum MS880, and today I came across a nice big straight Oak that the customer wants rid of from his garden. It's in Godalming in Surrey, GU7, with good access to the adjacent field and an amenable farmer by all accounts. It's over 3' diameter and about 40' tall, having originally been much bigger, but lost a bough or two in the '87 storm. If I lived locally I'd have it myself but I'm 600 miles from home. Any use to anyone? Seems a shame to burn it! Photos available by email. Ivan. 07790007979.
  23. Hi All Im wanting to get into chainsaw milling but after reading the forum im in need of a bigger saw than the ones I've got. Just wondering if there are any saws out there that people know are for sale? Ive been offered the new stihl MS661 for £735 inc vat from my local dealer. But im not to fussy if theres a second hand saw out there that would do the job. Cheers Matt
  24. I was wondering what the best thing to do with the following and what the prices would be. I have a number of large long butts in the yard consisting of :- 4 Oak butts between 20 to 26 ft 7 Oak butts from 12-18ft 2 large yew butts 8 ft 4 or5 ash butts 20 ft approx 1 robinia butt 6 ft by 4 ft 2 Holm oak butts 8 ft, 10 to 15 large marcocarpa 15 ft approx 3-5 ft All in all about 1200 cubic ft Most of it has been in the yard for 3-4 yrs and I need to do something with it this autumn. I hope some one can advise cheers richard
  25. Hi, I am completely new to milling haven't done any, though I have always taken an interested via this forum and YouTube. Any who, went to look a big dead oak (standing dead for about 18-24 months) The main limbs are a really nice size and straight. The customer has plenty of firewood and wanted to know if the cord could be made into oak posts? Can an alaskan mill cut thick enough "slabs" only really seen slabs in around 2"? Can dead oak be milled? The limbs are about 40" and below, if it can be milled what will I need? Have an 880 with a 36"bar (obviously to small so bar suggestions please) Any advice would be great. A lot if questions I know,sorry! Thanks


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