6" oak?

  1. eLuSiVeMiTe

    eLuSiVeMiTe Member

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    Exactly that
    Cut out of wider timbers. Laid over the frame as in the pic and marked for the joints before a date with the skill saw
     
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  2. eLuSiVeMiTe

    eLuSiVeMiTe Member

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    Jigsaw and belt sander when I'm on site
     
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  3. northwest

    northwest Member

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    Usually kiln dried. Do not use anything other than English Oak for outdoors.
     
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  4. mtt.tr

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    Jigsaw, drawknife and spokeshaves for me.
     
  5. eLuSiVeMiTe

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    Not for what he was paying me

    Flap disks work nicely for shaping too
     
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  6. 8ob

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    The sawmill that takes most of our milling timber were always interested in the naturally curved sticks for use on exposed timber frame barn roofing, ballache to transport :vsad:

    Bob
     
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  7. mtt.tr

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    And rare, though the best possible grain for strength
     
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  8. Bobtail4x4 Member

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    Paul the timberyard in Cawood, 100 yds south of the traffic lights, they dont do phone or interweb,
    they have a storeroom full to pick from,


    take cash, try to keep a straight face when they you realise how cheap they are.
    I got a 7ft length of oak as a mantle, he didnt have change for a twenty.....
     
  9. TechnicAl

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  10. Pete.

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    I've got a beast of a wood shaver that goes on my angle grinder. It looks dangerous and probably is. A flatt alloy disc with two HSS blades set in the face. I tried it out on a piece of 4x4 and it sprayed wood chips from here to Wednesday :D
     
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  11. Welderpaul

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    Can't place it - Lights at the bridge? On the B1222?
     
  12. eLuSiVeMiTe

    eLuSiVeMiTe Member

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    Seen those. Haven't got the bottle to stick one in an grinder

    Tried a chainsaw disk years back and that was sketchy
     
  13. mpats

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    The arborotech planer blade is really good, not to angry and dangerous! Does make an excellent mess though.
     
  14. Bobtail4x4 Member

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    just before the bridge, on the B1222 yes, post office on corner turn to south its 100 -150 yds on left, its an old garage/filling station.
     
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  16. Ali

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    I’ve been looking at this recently for a fancy pergola but it was too expensive to do it in oak. Douglas fir looks like a good alternative.
     
  17. JohnH Member

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    Crucks made from bent branches and bowed trunks.
     
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  18. Keith 66 Member

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    A carpenter i know recently built a lych gate for a local place, he bought in american white oak & it cost a small fortune.
    I pointed out he could have had a lorry load of green oak for the same money.
    Last lot i had was from Lenham Oak near Ashford in kent, cut to order quarter sawn & excellent quality, and cheap!
     
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