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From Trees to Wood...

We have a lot of trees at Ewe Close Farm, especially coniferous softwood such as spruce. These trees were planted specially for making things out of. We are now harvesting the trees to make our new barn, but before we can use the wood it needs to be cut into useable pieces of timber.

Martin & Will from the local saw mill were hired to help us. They brought with them a special saw called a wood mizer... see what they got up to...

Logs are loaded onto the wood mizer using the tractor
The round edges of the log are cut off to make the timber square
The square log is then sliced into thin boards
Soon you have a pile of boards stacked and ready for use
The offcuts (rounded edges) are not wasted...
...they will be made into firewood

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