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    High tower build

    I thought I'd share some pictures of a high tower a friend and myself have started building on a friends piece of land.
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    The 4 legs were milled from 1 long oak log and the rest of the frame is sweet chestnut. The floor which will hopefully be going in tomorrow will be done with hemlock. It stands at 5 metres tall to where the roof will be. It certainly helps having your own sawmill when making projects like this! I will update the thread when there is progress on it
    cheers
    Jim

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    Looks good fun....how is it going to be fixed in the ground?

    Tim.243
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim.243 View Post
    Looks good fun....how is it going to be fixed in the ground?

    Tim.243
    I'm gonna bang some chestnut stock posts into the ground then bolt them to it. It's pretty hefty as well so It shouldn't need too much

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    Quote Originally Posted by James110 View Post
    I'm gonna bang some chestnut stock posts into the ground then bolt them to it. It's pretty hefty as well so It shouldn't need too much
    Will you be keeping the frame off the ground so only the chestnut posts rot and can be replaced?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch View Post
    Will you be keeping the frame off the ground so only the chestnut posts rot and can be replaced?
    Yeah the 4 oak posts have a chestnut foot bolted to them to keep it off the ground and to stop the legs sinking

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    Looks like a quality build.
    I'm going to do one similar but out of chestnut, cleft and in the round.
    Hope you put it in the right spot, you don't want to be moving that far.
    Where in Kent are you based?
    I sometimes need a Mizer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trucraft View Post
    Looks like a quality build.
    I'm going to do one similar but out of chestnut, cleft and in the round.
    Hope you put it in the right spot, you don't want to be moving that far.
    Where in Kent are you based?
    I sometimes need a Mizer.
    Haha indeed it would be a right pain to shift, we spent s fair bit of time working out where to put it to maximise the safe shooting area. My sawmill is near Tunbridge wells so not far from Forest Row. I'm fairly new to sawmilling so always eager to help as it will help me learn! Give me a shout if you need a second pair of hands to build your tower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James110 View Post
    Haha indeed it would be a right pain to shift, we spent s fair bit of time working out where to put it to maximise the safe shooting area. My sawmill is near Tunbridge wells so not far from Forest Row. I'm fairly new to sawmilling so always eager to help as it will help me learn! Give me a shout if you need a second pair of hands to build your tower.

    I might well do that Jim.
    Have you got a yard where you can mill as could also bring smaller quantities to you?
    Would you PM me your number?

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    Quote Originally Posted by trucraft View Post
    I might well do that Jim.
    Have you got a yard where you can mill as could also bring smaller quantities to you?
    Would you PM me your number?
    Yeah sure I'll send you a pm. The mill is static in a yard so that would be fine

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    That will be some high tower and will weather in well.
    Can't afford oak but have plenty of telegraph poles on the farm. What is the best way to get them up where a teleporter can't be used/reach the spot? Or in peoples experience is a loader the only way for these poles?
    Thanks

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