Having cut the shoulders of the tenon with a crosscut saw, Matthew Melton now cuts down the grain to create the “cheeks”. This involves using a ripsaw or as he explains a small circular saw will also do the job if you know what you are doing. Following this in the next video he finshes of the oak tenon with a chisel and plane to get a good fit with the mortice
The first stage of cutting a tenon on a large piece of oak to make a mortice and tenon joint. Working deep in the woodlands Matthew Melton demonstrates how to cut the “shoulders” of a tenon using a crosscut saw to cut across the grain precisely. In the next video he uses a circular saw to rip cut down the grain
Mike Pepler demonstrates how to move firewood using a trailer bike. His bicycle has some battery power which helps with hills and he can carry 50kg of logs from his woodland using this trailer and bike.
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 are looking for your first chainsaw, or thinking of upgrading this is for you. Durability, ease of servicing and suitability are some of the factors Dave Vickers from Sparsholt College considers . He looks at a range of Stihl and Husqvarna chainsaws loaned from Winchester Garden Machinery. Clear, practical tips and advice from somebody who uses chainsaws and teaches others to use them. Machines include Stihl MS 171, Stihl MS230, Husqvarna 460 Rancher, and Husqvarna 570 for the professional
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.
Expert flint knapper Allan Course makes a flint arrowhead and discusses the archaeological background to flint knapping. www.woodlands.co.uk
Older trees in London can have hidden dangers . Little bits of history which could damage equipment , or worse injure people nearby. woodlands.co.uk
Jeff explains why the log is milled in a particular way to produce the wood he requires. woodlands.co.uk
When a 10 ton plane tree is felled in London it’s easier and cheaper to mill the wood on site rather than try moving it. This film shows the assembly described by cabinetmaker, Jeff Segal.