Sawmilling Beech

IMG_9254  Andrew & David pictured sawmilling a big beech log this week which David had previously chainsawed into 2 halves to fit on the mill.

The original diameter was  approx 1.2m. Here we are cutting it approx in half again and then the resulting quarters are turned onto their best side and milled into planks,  in this case over 100mm thick.


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They are marked with consecutive numbers and some will eventually become bookmatched sets for big dining table tops.

Spot David thawing out ice covered logs ready for the mill – covered in snow or ice they cant be properly cleaned of dirt and grit that may blunt the blade.

As is typical with these big old Scottish Beech, good characterful pink heart colour was found within.

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pink heart Scottish Beech

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