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by British Red
Thu May 03, 2012 8:04 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Processing firewood - some tools and tips
Replies: 39
Views: 8492

Re: Processing firewood - some tools and tips

All,

Found those saw horses - Landmann brand. Still fairly cheap (£35 plus delivery)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LANDMANN-LOG- ... 58938abfe6

Hope that helps!

Red
by British Red
Thu May 03, 2012 7:23 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Processing firewood - some tools and tips
Replies: 39
Views: 8492

Re: Processing firewood - some tools and tips

It doesn't sadly. Place had a stack of them. Wish I had bought them all at £20 and sold them later :icon_smile:
by British Red
Thu May 03, 2012 5:08 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Processing firewood - some tools and tips
Replies: 39
Views: 8492

Re: Processing firewood - some tools and tips

Love to hear how you get on with it boboff - I saw a guy using one and he must have had 15 or more logs stacked in and was just ripping down a big stack - looked very handy and he liked it. DO let me know how it goes?
by British Red
Thu May 03, 2012 2:49 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Processing firewood - some tools and tips
Replies: 39
Views: 8492

Re: Processing firewood - some tools and tips

,if you can find a 'grenade'(sharp metal cone used as a wedge,they work easier and more quickly than a regular wedge) Hmm - I have one of those - don't get on with it well to be honest - you can't split large sections with one (the cracks just stop) and I find it hard to "start" - a maul leaves jes...
by British Red
Thu May 03, 2012 2:39 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Processing firewood - some tools and tips
Replies: 39
Views: 8492

Re: Processing firewood - some tools and tips

HI mate, The big one is an oddball - I got it for £20 in a garden centre that was closing down The little one is available all over - heres one http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DRAPER-FOLDING-METAL-SAW-HORSE-STAND-AND-CHAIN-LOG-GRIP-/110631498134?_trksid=p4069.m7&_trkparms=algo%3DLVI%26itu%3DUCI%26otn%3D3%...
by British Red
Thu May 03, 2012 12:34 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Processing firewood - some tools and tips
Replies: 39
Views: 8492

Re: Processing firewood - some tools and tips

I was answering the question not enquiring mate :lol:

No harm, no foul :mrgreen:
by British Red
Thu May 03, 2012 9:45 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: 1st time growing sweet potatoes from shop-bought tubers
Replies: 23
Views: 8420

Re: 1st time growing sweet potatoes from shop-bought tubers

Fascinating stuff - I've never grown sweet potatoes, so please keep this coming!
by British Red
Thu May 03, 2012 8:36 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Processing firewood - some tools and tips
Replies: 39
Views: 8492

Processing firewood - some tools and tips

We have been discussing wood burning stoves for home use and firewood , so I thought a few pictures of how I render wood might be interesting. I don't plan to show large trunk sectioning or felling techniques here – just some of the tools useful for ground work and how to use them. First up, I am go...
by British Red
Thu May 03, 2012 8:02 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Best Chainsaw
Replies: 17
Views: 12336

Re: Best Chainsaw

Very Good Point, Sorry Red I feel bad now, I didn't mean to Dis your Saw Skills! I would love to see your info on splitting etc as well. Didn't think you had :icon_smile: I agree - PPE is hot and sweaty stuff. Personally, even using a saw clamp, I'd still wear a helmet, boots and chaps. Same reason...
by British Red
Wed May 02, 2012 7:10 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Best Chainsaw
Replies: 17
Views: 12336

Re: Best Chainsaw

Doubt theres much to teach you - but at least you can see the tools I use :). I'll put it up tomorrow
by British Red
Wed May 02, 2012 6:31 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Homemade golden syrup/Treacle
Replies: 7
Views: 10567

Re: Homemade golden syrup/Treacle

Can I suggest making Zuckerrüben Sirup - sugar beet syrup?

http://www.germandeli.com/4000412010808.html

I'm in the process of growing some beet for exactly that purpose
by British Red
Wed May 02, 2012 6:17 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Best Chainsaw
Replies: 17
Views: 12336

Re: Best Chainsaw

Delineator,

I did a write up for another forum on cutting and splitting for firewood - not felling technique but sectioning and splitting - it covers saw horses etc.

Say the word if you would like me to post it here

Red
by British Red
Wed May 02, 2012 5:52 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Best Chainsaw
Replies: 17
Views: 12336

Re: Best Chainsaw

Yep, costs about £50 for the bar, chain and sharpener. You have to buy their chains in future - but its a foolproof system and sharpening takes 5-10 seconds You can always swap back tp the Stihl bar if you want. Unless you plan to use a round file & guide to sharpen - and that gets old, fast, then y...
by British Red
Wed May 02, 2012 5:04 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Best Chainsaw
Replies: 17
Views: 12336

Re: Best Chainsaw

Indeed. I wouldn't go much above 14" though - it get heavy and you rarely need it. Will you be felling and sectioning your own trees as well? Or just cutting up felled wood? Does make a difference. The other thing I do now is change over to an Oregon Powersharp system from the start - so much easier...
by British Red
Wed May 02, 2012 4:13 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Best Chainsaw
Replies: 17
Views: 12336

Re: Best Chainsaw

:) Hello again. Like you I use a chainsaw to feed my stove. Nothing wrong with Stihl - or Husqvarna. Both are great saws. My one advice - and you prbably know this but I'm going to say it anyway in case you haven't used a saw before - get the proper PPE - as a minimum boots, chainsaw chaps, helmet, ...