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 Post subject: Wood mining
PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 11:00 am 
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Even with a 24" chainsaw, this tree needed mining, with a series of quarry faces. I'm now well up the trunk, and it's only 2/3 the diameter it was just at ground level, and cutting is getting a lot easier. More to the point, it's now 2' inside the fence line, so I can repair the latter.

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I think there's probably about 3/4 of a ton there, all to be shifted by large barrow (Who needs a gym?) and then cut up in front of the piggeries, where the bits will be handy to put into a piggery for 2017/18 firewood, and the chainsaw frass will go into a sort of wide trough/walkway, where it gets a bit of run-off from the sheepyard muck, soaks it up and turns into garden mulch quite quickly.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 1:14 pm 
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Much more tree than I would tackle. Did it fall where you wanted ?

Some sort of Oak ?

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McFarmer wrote:
Much more tree than I would tackle. Did it fall where you wanted ?

Some sort of Oak ?


It's an ash Mac, probably about 150 years old, and came down in high winds in October 2014: I didn't fell it. About 2' of soil had been piled up around its base 30 years ago, which had in turn killed most of the roots off. Dealing with the root plate was still a major sod though, because it was still huge, and chainsaws do NOT like cutting through alternate layers of gritty soil and tree root.


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Lovely photos, RGSP.

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Was the wood no good to work?

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Was the wood no good to work?


Partial rot (spalting).


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RGSP wrote:
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Was the wood no good to work?


Partial rot (spalting).



Don't wood turners like that sort of thing?

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Flintstone wrote:
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Was the wood no good to work?


Partial rot (spalting).



Don't wood turners like that sort of thing?


Yes, and I've given away quite a lot of the prettier bits for that purpose, and kept a few myself. Giving away bits to friends is one thing, but the economics of trying to sell the stuff are abysmal.


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RGSP wrote:
Flintstone wrote:
RGSP wrote:
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Was the wood no good to work?


Partial rot (spalting).



Don't wood turners like that sort of thing?


Yes, and I've given away quite a lot of the prettier bits for that purpose, and kept a few myself. Giving away bits to friends is one thing, but the economics of trying to sell the stuff are abysmal.



I visited a fried a little while ago and he showed me some of his turnings (that's turNings for the short-sighted among us), he let me have a go. After half an hour I'd made a fair pile of Yew shavings and had what looked remarkably like a toadstool. I gave it to another friend as a gift, they asked why I thought they wanted a wooden butt plug. :roll:

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Flintstone wrote:
RGSP wrote:
Flintstone wrote:
RGSP wrote:
The Pretender wrote:
Was the wood no good to work?


Partial rot (spalting).



Don't wood turners like that sort of thing?


Yes, and I've given away quite a lot of the prettier bits for that purpose, and kept a few myself. Giving away bits to friends is one thing, but the economics of trying to sell the stuff are abysmal.



I visited a fried a little while ago and he showed me some of his turnings (that's turNings for the short-sighted among us), he let me have a go. After half an hour I'd made a fair pile of Yew shavings and had what looked remarkably like a toadstool. I gave it to another friend as a gift, they asked why I thought they wanted a wooden butt plug. :roll:


I can imagine LM's displeasure at being presented with a wooden butt plug. :o












Think of the splinters


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Of course mining wood involves a gretol pile of firewood (eventually) and an equally gretol pile of saw shavings. The latter just get spread out, and some sheep dung added, and they rot down to good garden mulch in a couple of years.

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DaveJ wrote:
Flintstone wrote:
RGSP wrote:
Flintstone wrote:
RGSP wrote:
Partial rot (spalting).



Don't wood turners like that sort of thing?


Yes, and I've given away quite a lot of the prettier bits for that purpose, and kept a few myself. Giving away bits to friends is one thing, but the economics of trying to sell the stuff are abysmal.



I visited a fried a little while ago and he showed me some of his turnings (that's turNings for the short-sighted among us), he let me have a go. After half an hour I'd made a fair pile of Yew shavings and had what looked remarkably like a toadstool. I gave it to another friend as a gift, they asked why I thought they wanted a wooden butt plug. :roll:


I can imagine LM's displeasure at being presented with a wooden butt plug. :o

Think of the splinters

I'd only use it once you'd demo'd it on your sister.

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Lord Muck wrote:
DaveJ wrote:
Flintstone wrote:
RGSP wrote:
Flintstone wrote:


Don't wood turners like that sort of thing?


Yes, and I've given away quite a lot of the prettier bits for that purpose, and kept a few myself. Giving away bits to friends is one thing, but the economics of trying to sell the stuff are abysmal.



I visited a fried a little while ago and he showed me some of his turnings (that's turNings for the short-sighted among us), he let me have a go. After half an hour I'd made a fair pile of Yew shavings and had what looked remarkably like a toadstool. I gave it to another friend as a gift, they asked why I thought they wanted a wooden butt plug. :roll:


I can imagine LM's displeasure at being presented with a wooden butt plug. :o

Think of the splinters

I'd only use it once you'd demo'd it on your sister.

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