British Hardwoods Blog

  • The Mebor Has Landed

    If you have been visiting our premises over the past month or so, you'll notice how well stocked our yard is with native timber logs of Oak, Sycamore, Elm, Lime and Ash; this is because today has seen the arrival of our beast of a sawmill, the Mebor HTZ 1100 Pro.

    Mebor Band Saw HTZ 1100 PRO One of the components - Mebor Band Saw HTZ 1100 PRO

    Mebor sawmill bed Mebor sawmill bed in our yard

    Mebor sawmill bed Mebor sawmill bed in our yard

    The Mebor is one serious piece of kit that will mill logs up to 1000mm in diameter and 8.5m in length, features hydraulically movable saw blade guide with a fast and precise blade positioning of +/- 0.05 mm, fully automatic pre-cutter, board edger/cross cut saw, angled saw head, automatic board removal, log loading device, saw dust extraction system and then some.

    The sawmill bed almost positioned in its' new home The sawmill bed positioned in its' new home

    Mebor band saw fitted onto the bed and with more components to follow Mebor band saw fitted onto the bed and with more components to follow

    We have been working hard to position this sawmill in place, which will occupy 18 metres  of our factory, with the installation to be completed by engineers of Mebor next week.

    Jason and Tony keen to get this Mebor going Jason and Tony keen to get this Mebor going

    We can't contain our excitement in having this sawmill up and running, so watch this space for some serious action videos to follow.

  • Timber Shop Open Day 2019

    We can happily say our Open Day was a resounding success! The day was well attended, with car parks completely full, spilling into street parking, but it didn't deter people from getting in.

    If you are familiar with our annual timber sale in the past, the format was similar, however, now that we occupy two factories, we were able to set-up all the timber "lot" packs in one factory and hold our exhibition in the other.

    We had a good range of exhibitors, with some selling their beautifully hand-crafted products and others demonstrating woodturning techniques, pyrography, use of classic hand tools and basic woodworking course skills.

    The Blind Woodturner, Chris Fisher, had received quite a reception when he demonstrated turning a bowl blank with such precision and care. We all watched with admiration and fascination on the skills he displayed, and just watching him in action, you wouldn't believe he was blind. Needless to say, we were all so delighted to have him involved in our open day!

    There were over 200 timber lots sold, alongside rough sawn and planed boards and specially selected boards from our Timber Shop.

    The timber lots are ready to go

    The Open Day is now Open!

    The Little Oak Latch Company getting ready for the day

    The Blind Woodturner, Chris Fisher, turning a bowl blank

    The Blind Woodturner, Chris Fisher's stand

    Evan Sent Crafts hand pyrographed art and gifts

    Becky of Evan Sent Crafts demonstrating with finesse her pyrography techniques

    Turners Retreat all set and ready for the day ahead

    West Riding Woodturning Group showcasing and selling their turned products

    Chris Tribe discusses his basic woodworking courses, along with customers taking a break amongst all the wood

    Ben's Woodwork Gifts stand

    More beautifully crafted products brought to you by Evan Sent Crafts

    The Blind Woodturner's completed bowl blank

    We would like to extend a hearty thank you to our exhibitors:

    Finally, thank you to all our customers who attended on the day, we hope you enjoyed the event as much as we did.

    If you missed our open day, you can always call in and visit our Timber Shop where we stock specially selected boards, blanks, discs, planed timber and hobby packs.

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  • Timber Shop Open Day - Sat 2 Feb

    If you missed us at the North of England Woodworking Show, then come and see us at our Timber Shop Open Day on Saturday, 2nd February 2019 at 10am to 4pm.

    We will have more wood than you can shake a stick at with the sale of our Native, European, American and Canadian hardwood timber stocks. We will have plenty of rough sawn, planed and calibrated boards, blanks, slices, thin wood, off cuts, along with specially selected boards that you will not want to pass up.

    There will be craft makers showcasing and selling their wares, woodworking and tool demonstrations, taster sessions of our woodworking course led by Chris Tribe and your chance to meet and see in action The Blind Woodturner.

    We look forward to seeing you all at our event!

    British Hardwoods Timber Shop Open Day - 2nd February 2019 British Hardwoods Timber Shop Open Day - 2nd February 2019

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