Tony and Jason had an extremely productive and labour intensive day on Monday. After sourcing a recently felled 200-year-old native Scot's elm tree, the job fell to them to slice the timber, ready for drying in our kiln. With a circumference of more than 4 metres, it required the use of one of the largest available chain saw mills, along with some hard work and determination.
Our large chain saw mill with a deep bar setting ready to slice through the Scot's elm
British Hardwoods MD Tony Fillingham - ready for action!
With the outer layer removed, a simply stunning grain pattern was revealed
A close-up reveals the lovely brown and green heartwood, interesting pip and striking radial flecks
We were all thrilled to be the first to see inside this beautiful natural creation
The second layer revealed a different but equally beautiful grain pattern
The second layer is revealed in all its glory
We can't wait to see these lovely boards sanded and oiled
Tony and Jason looking rightly proud of their endeavours
Thank you Tony and Jason for helping this feeble photographer climb on and off the forklift safely for the 'aerial shots' (sorry about the squeaks of terror, and I hope the circulation in Jason's hand has now returned to normal). Once the boards are kiln dried and planed, we'll update our blog with some more pictures for you.
Our YouTube page has a series of four short videos of the slicing of the elm, for those interested, just follow the link below:
If you would like more information about any of our timber products, please contact us, we'd be very happy to help out.