TIMBER.

Rack with a selection of wood discs and squares cut and waxed ready for turning or carving.

HOME GROWN TIMBER

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Text Box: We stock a wide selection of mainly home grown hardwoods. Most of which are sourced from wind  blown timber. Usually in stock are elm, oak, ash, beech, sycamore, birch, alder, lime, maple, and walnut (native). We have also more unusual woods in stock from time to time, such as yew, laburnum, willow, poplar, eucalyptus, holly, apple cherry and rhododendron.

Exotic Woods

Text Box: These also vary from time to time, subject to availability, but usually in stock are padauk, bubinga, purpleheart, black walnut, zebrano, mahogany and iroko, with some rosewoods when available.
Text Box: All wood supplied as blanks, in square or disc form, squares waxed either end, discs waxed on edge all round. Can be cut to suit your cutting list requirements.
For enquiries on all wood products call 01854 655334.

Above is the mobile mill, we use a local miller for most of our timber requirements, seen here using the wood mizer to cut a Douglas Fir log , we purchased from the Forestry locally.

Ash — Elm — Oak — Beech — Sycamore — Birch — Alder — Lime — Maple

All of the above native timbers sold at the same rate per cubic mm,

See below for examples in either discs or squares.

WOOD DISCS

WOOD SQUARES

Above, a stack of hardwood logs, ready for milling.

 

Below, the results of the milling, timber cut, stacked and stickered for air drying.

Text Box: Whole boards or battens also available, prices as above less approximately 25%, subject to availability.
For all foreign or exotic wood  call 07842189743 to get a quote and check availability.
We also supply mushroom blanks (short whole logs), blanks for natural edged bowls, (half or whole logs),
Also pen blanks 15mm x 15mm x 150mm, various woods, from 20p each. (SEE BELOW)
Banksia nuts, from £2.50 to £4.50 each, egg or weed pot blanks, various woods, all one price at 50p each.

Zebrano from Brazil.

Oak blanks.          Elm blanks.

Mainly home grown discs & squares,

& a selection of mushroom blanks.

A selection of home grown &

Exotic wood blanks.

Some exotic hardwood blanks,

Padauk, Bubinga & Purpleheart.

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ULLAPOOL WOODTURNING CENTRE

Banksia Nuts.

Banksia Nuts are seed pods from an Australian tree called Banksia Grandis.

They turn very easily and can be used for all sorts of things, such as coasters, bud vases, eggs, fruits and many many more.

Left, can be seen the nuts as they arrive here

Price £4.50 each.

Right, the finished article, here 3 dried flower vases.

 

4 Banksia Nuts as they arrive.

3 Finished dried flower bud vases

Mushrooms

Mushrooms are one of the most popular items we woodturners make. They can be made from almost any wood, including most of what you might find in anyone’s garden. The important thing in making mushrooms is to make sure the wood is well seasoned, this means your initial cuttings need to be left as long as possible in length, do not cut them into short pieces. Store these in a cool dry but airy place, and allow 12 months for every inch of thickness, once dry they can now be cut into short lengths and turned.

The price for the blanks ranges from 30p to £2.00.

The selling price for the finished mushrooms can be from £4.99 to £12.50.

Above, 5 mushroom blanks, left to right,

Ash, Beech, Cherry, Laburnum and Eucalyptus.

Above, the finished mushrooms. left to right, Laburnum, Beech, Cherry, Ash and Eucalyptus.

Spalted Timbers.

What are spalted timbers ? These are timbers that are in the process of decaying, mostly in timber which has been down for a period of time and still in contact with the ground. They are then attacked by fungus which creeps into the wood to start the decay process, and the side effect of all this activity is the familiar black lines seen most clearly on Beech, but can happen on a variety of timbers.

We do from time to time get some of these timbers, a few examples of spalted Beech are shown below in the series of pictures.

If you would like to try some of these timbers a phone call to 01854 655334 or e-mail  us at,  [email protected]

Outlining your requirements and we will advise on availability and cost.

Above, the tell tale signs of a log in the process of spalting are clearly visible by the appearance of small bracket fungus on the surface of the log.

Above, two beech slabs with the black lines of the spalting clearly visible on the end grain.

These slabs were100mm thick x 600mm wide.

Above, a spalted beech blank,

 ready to be turned, this one measured 200mm dia x 100mm thick.

Above, the spalted beech blank now mounted on the lathe. Base and side have been skimmed to a level surface.

Above, two views of the completed bowl whilst still on the lathe.

After sanding the bowl was sealed with cellulose sanding sealer, then rubbed down with wire wool, prior to applying a melamine lacquer.

Some more spalted beech slabs, this time showing both the end grain and the face grain, size 75mm x 500mm x 2600mm.

Above, A splated beech bowl, highly figured.

This bowl measured 240mm dia x 100mm deep.

 

Above, four more spalted beech bowls, again all are highly figured.

These measure from 175mm dia to 240mm dia and from 60mm deep to 100mm deep.

The following is something that was

sent to us, a little anecdote I think !

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Logs to burn !

 

Logs to burn, logs to burn,

Logs to save the coal a turn.

Here’s a word to make you wise,

When you hear the wood-man’s cries.

Never heed his usual tale,

That he has good logs for sale.

But read these lines and really learn,

The proper kind of logs to burn.

Ash –wood wet and Ash-wood dry,

A king may warm his slippers by.

Beech-wood fires burn bright and clear,

If the logs are kept a year.

Store your Beech for Christmas tide,

With new cut Holly laid beside.

Chestnut’s only good they say,

If for years it’s stored away.

Birch and Fir-wood burn too fast,

Blaze too bright and do not last.

Flames from Larch will shoot up high,

Dangerously the sparks will fly.

But Ash-wood green and Ash-wood brown,

Are fit for a queen with a golden crown.

Oaken logs, if dry and old,

Will keep away the winters cold.

Poplar gives a bitter smoke,

Fills your eyes and makes you choke.

Elm-wood burns like churchyard mould,

Even the very flames are cold.

Hawthorn bakes the sweetest bread,

So it is from Ireland said.

Apple-wood will scent the room,

Pear-wood smells like flowers in bloom.

But Ash-wood logs all smooth and grey,

Buy them all that come your way.

Burn them green or burn them old,

They’re worth their weight in gold.

Are you thinking about removing a tree, or is there a tree blown down on your property?

 

We are always on the look out for hardwood trees to purchase, whether blown down or being removed for whatever reason, don't just cut them up for firewood, they can be put to much better use than that, we will pay market prices for these. What type of trees I hear you ask? Well most hardwoods are useable, trees like the Ash, Elm, Oak, Beech, Cherry, Lime, Maple, Sycamore, Sweet Chestnut, Holly, Alder, Birch, Apple, Plum, Pear, then there are all the less well known garden trees, like Yew, Laburnum, Hawthorn, Hazel, Rhododendron and Laurel. If in doubt call us first and we will try to give you some advice.

How to cut them for best use, if they are large trees try to cut them into as long a length as is practical, bearing in mind they have to be moved. The trunks should be cut into 8 ft  lengths, all the larger limbs should also be cut to 8 ft length, with a minimum length of 5 ft being the shortest we can handle on the mill. This would apply to all girths above 12 inches in diameter. For anything less than 12 inches in diameter, cut them into 4 to 6 ft length, depending on weight, ie. The heavier the log the shorter it needs to be to handle it. We will use limbs and branches down to about 2 inches in diameter, but do remember to cut them into 6 ft lengths.

We are also on the look out for any burrs, and any trees that are dead standing, especially beech, these can produce the spalted timbers. Cutting these as above.

If you have anything you think may be suitable for us to purchase, contact us on 07842189743

or e-mail us on the e-mail address below.

Left, are two examples of a new service we have recently introduced. We are now offering a laminating service, these can be from any hardwood, native or exotic, and in discs or squares as shown here.

The discs left are made up from, Zebrano, Purpleheart, Maple and Padauk, the size is 165mm dia x 50mm thick.

Priced at £9.50 each.

The square section left is made up from,5 strips of Maple, and one each of, Padauk, Pau Amerillo, Purpleheart, and Goncalo Alves.

The size is 90 x 90 x 200mm.

Priced at £9.50 each.

Almost any size can be catered for, and almost any woods can be used, for any other combination, e-mail your requirements to us and we will try to accommodate, provided the wood is available.

£9-50 each.

£9-50 each.

Above, our most recent milling operations.

The mill positioned ready to cut a collection of hardwood logs.

We have some Ash, Elm, Sycamore & a large Oak log all to be cut.

Click the picture  for more milling pictures.

Pen & Pencil blanks.

Native timbers….click picture for details.

Exotic timbers….click picture for details.

Crushed Velvet & Corian….click picture for details.

Thickness

Diameter

Price

25mm

150mm

£1.04

50mm

150mm

£2.08

75mm

150mm

£3.12

25mm

200mm

£1.85

50mm

200mm

£3.70

75mm

200mm

£5.55

25mm

250mm

£2.89

50mm

250mm

£5.78

75mm

250mm

£8.67

100mm

250mm

£11.56

25mm

300mm

£4.16

50mm

300mm

£8.32

75mm

300mm

£12.48

100mm

300mm

£16.65

50mm

350mm

£11.33

75mm

350mm

£16.99

Thickness

Length

Price

25 x 25mm

150mm

£0.17

50 x 50mm

150mm

£0.69

75 x75mm

150mm

£1.56

100 x 100mm

150mm

£2.77

25 x 25mm

200mm

£0.23

50 x 50mm

200mm

£0.92

75 x 75mm

200mm

£2.08

100 x 100mm

200mm

£3.70

25 x 25mm

250mm

£0.28

50 x 50mm

250mm

£1.15

75 x 75mm

250mm

£2.60

100 x 100mm

250mm

£4.62

25 x 25mm

300mm

£0.34

50 x 50mm

300mm

£1.38

75 x 75mm

300mm

£3.12

100 x 100mm

300mm

£5.55