Richard Hare and Mike Pepler are using a Turbo saw mill to create an oak gatepost for use in a woodland. Although this cutting is being done indoors it could be done in a woodland where the oak tree was felled
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’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.