Monthly Archives: August 2009

Logging

Made a trailer load of logs today using the new splitter and the excellent Buckingham woodstation.

Wood Station

Load it up with logs
Wood Station
Cut ’em to length.
Wood Station
And then load the trailer, notice there are NO LOGS ON THE FLOOR! (OK then, just an odd one) Brilliant, every logger should have one.

The trailer is loaded by lifting up the front of the woodstation and all the logs fall into the trailer.  Because this is a tilting operation you are not lifting the full weight of the logs.  Beats handballing them out of the woodstation, or worse picking up from the floor!  Photo to follow of tipping operation.

A young visitor to the bodgery

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It’s a lil newt, either Smooth or Palmate, apparently it’s hard to tell the difference in juveniles. Anyways it was a nice find in the wood pile. Quite a wildlife day today really – I saw TWO kingfishers today on t’Wharfe, looked like a parent and juvenile so I got a really good look at them and heard their call – no escape now chaps – I know where you live!

We had an hectic day last Friday. Went to collect the new log splitter in Tescos car park on the outskirts of York, checked out some tiles and then went for a picnic at Benningborough Hall (NT).

picnic

The car park was full – even the coach park (with cars) so we had to find an alternative location – turned out rather good really. The stock stools came in handy.

Then we went to Horsforth to check out some Elm and came away with large thick sheet – should make some good chair seats.

Today the wood station arrived – finally. More to follow when I get the saw, splitter and station going tomorrow!