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    Been giving my son a bit of help with a problem gum tree on his new house property in the Adelaide hills. After a couple of days of bad weather and a couple of tree monkeys, it finally came down with probably 20 tons of wood BUT the 3 big logs will be milled to build staircase, decking and outdoor furniture (once dried). However there is plenty of wood which will not go to waste and will end up in my Pompeii.

    Neill
    Prevention is better than cure, - do it right the first time!

    The more I learn, the more I realise how little I know


    Neillís Pompeiii #1
    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/n...-1-a-2005.html
    Neillís kitchen underway
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    Re: Wood to burn

    Wow Neill,

    That was certainly a bigun. Look forward to seeing the cured milled wood in a future furniture.

    Glad it didnt fall on anyone. Ouch!!!

    Cheers
    Craig
    "All I ask is the chance to prove that money can't make me happy"

    Spike Milligan

    "It is only impossible if you stop and think about it"
    The Pirate Captain

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    • #3
      Re: Wood to burn

      Great - you should have a solid supply for the next 3 years or so!! :-)
      / Rossco

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      • #4
        Re: Wood to burn

        Had a busy week-end slabbing and planking the 3 logs, what a load of great boards, and a wide variety of plank sizes and one log slabbed.
        This green timber is unbelievably heavy and as the day got longer, my strength diminished considerably.
        We cut plenty of 10 x 2", 10 x 5" and 4" slabs (which we had to cut in halves to manually handle or the 6m long ones were towed off with vehicles and chains.
        Also, as a result there is a huge amount of sawdust (with a 6.1mm kerf from the 10" Lucas portable mill) and a huge amount of offcuts, several years supply for me.
        The staircase step treads were shrink wrapped to slow down the moisture loss as will the slabs which will take a couple of years to dry.
        These mobile sawmills are incredible, my son and I could not keep up with my cousin who was operating his new toy. The step treads (10" x 5" x 48") for example weighed in at around 50-60kg At the end of the day, even the offcuts and waste wood was too heavy to lift but had to be cut down into "more manageable sizes"! Guss I'm showing my age eh!

        Neill
        Prevention is better than cure, - do it right the first time!

        The more I learn, the more I realise how little I know


        Neillís Pompeiii #1
        http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/n...-1-a-2005.html
        Neillís kitchen underway
        http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f35/...rway-4591.html

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        • #5
          Re: Wood to burn

          Just a few more pics.
          Prevention is better than cure, - do it right the first time!

          The more I learn, the more I realise how little I know


          Neillís Pompeiii #1
          http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/n...-1-a-2005.html
          Neillís kitchen underway
          http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f35/...rway-4591.html

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