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Who's a plank and not a board.

Sometime in the future I hope to turn those,





into some like these.







Well........ thats the thinking now. I have also a few other plans for these planks and boards.

A mate of mine has a portable saw mill, I have a timber trailer with crane, so deal ws done, he put some lark, I had laying in the yard, though his saw mill turning them into planks and boards, and in return he could use my trailer.

I really think I got the best deal. All I did to help was fetch a few cold beers while they unloaded and stacked the sawn wood for me.
horace

 
sod

Wonderful You sure have a lot of fun/work ahead   Any chance of photos of mill and trailer? Just being nosy as I love machinery  
Slipster

I don't suppose your Mate would borrow my trailer would he ??
Justme

Wish I had a nice dry area to stack my seasoned wood. Have to make do with tarps & tin sheets.

You dont seem the have the right profiles to make any of the things in the pics.

Pic 1 & 2 needs some 4" thick through & through slices & some rounds. Your biggest looks to be about 2 1/2 to 3" thick.

pic 3 is mostly pole & split poles.


It is a very nice stack however & will make some great stuff. I am just about to mill up a 3 1/2 foot dia Beech tree that we just felled as it was dead, Should make so nice crafty sections. Also have a couple of sycamore & a medium sized Oak to add to the pile that have been down for a while. I now only have Oak & Western Red Cedar in the fully seasoned & ready to use pile.
Lorrainelovesplants

Ive just collected 3 boxes of wood blanks for my son.  His woodturning has progressed so much in the last 2 years.  He recently submitted a competition piece for the Worshipful company of turners, so we are waiting....
In the meantime, he has been given a bigger lathe to turn bigger bowls, and Im waiting to see what he will produce from the hu8ndreds (yes, hundreds) of pieces of walnut and yew we now have to find a home for.

His best pal, Tom has also been bitten by the turning bug - he has just asked his mum for a shed for Christmas ....
imagine - a shed - for a 14 yr old....

Nice to see kids who dont just sit in front of an Xbox all day.
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Justme wrote:
Wish I had a nice dry area to stack my seasoned wood. Have to make do with tarps & tin sheets.

You dont seem the have the right profiles to make any of the things in the pics.

Pic 1 & 2 needs some 4" thick through & through slices & some rounds. Your biggest looks to be about 2 1/2 to 3" thick.

pic 3 is mostly pole & split poles.


It is a very nice stack however & will make some great stuff. I am just about to mill up a 3 /12 foot dia Beech tree that we just felled as it was dead, Should make so nice crafty sections. Also have a couple of sycamore & a medium sized Oak to add to the pile that have been down for a while. I now only have Oak & Western Red Cedar in the fully seasoned & ready to use pile.


You are correct Justme, all the rounds and and half rounds are yet to be sawn and debarked, but not long ago, I had a back operation, so the heavy and srcaper work will have to wait awhile.

Hard woods over here are very expensive, why is why I went for lark.
Border

sod wrote:
Wonderful You sure have a lot of fun/work ahead   Any chance of photos of mill and trailer? Just being nosy as I love machinery  


Its a Wood-Mizer LT15, a nice handy little sawmill.

Here you are Sod.

Click on video tab.

http://www.woodmizer-europe.com/main/index.aspx?lc=ENU


I'll take a some pics of the trailer when my mate returns it.

If you pay the ferry ticket Slipster, I'll send it over.

There are a couple of nice little timber trailers on ebay at the moment....now if I could flog this to my mate, and buy a newer trailer and a longer reach crane on ebay.
sod

border thanks for that, know them but here they all have petrol motors on. We had one like it here some time ago, went well too.

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