www.woodlands.co.uk The Logosol M7 a portable chainsaw mill. Chainsaw milling in woodland and forests. Kester Westcott describes the process of creating planks from Western Red Cedar
If you've got lots of timber to split this is the machinery you need. It's a complete contrast to the low tech version where you just need to split a few logs by hand (see Mike Pepler in one of our other films "Making Kindling from Logs Using a Frow" ) Made by Posch, this piece of kit will rattle through a tree trunk in less than a minute, with the split logs coming out at the other end. Demonstrated by a student from Plumpton College and described by tutor Tony Marshall. Tony also briefly describes some of the courses and options available for those studying forestry at Plumpton.
In our last chainsaw maintenance video Paul Collins shows us how to fix a slack recoil starter on a chainsaw. www.woodlands.co.uk www.dulwichstudios.com
Paul Collins continues his demonstration by replacing the guide bar and showing how to adjust the tension of the chain.
In the final part of the tree felling series David Rossney trims the limbs from the main trunk. Using the forester's measuring tape and chainsaw he then cuts the trunk into 2 metre lengths
In part 3 David Rossney makes chainsaw cuts to a tree so it falls where he wants. He also deals with a common problem, a "hung up" tree, where the surrounding trees stop it falling as planned.
In Part 2 David Rossney assesses the woodland, which trees to fell and why. He explains how he will cut the tree to make it fall where he wants it.
How to sharpen a chainsaw safely and the tools required.