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timber milling team's equipment level is basic and consists on a
trailer with an electric powered winch plus a few steel cables. Using this gear augmented by
two lever bars, a chain saw and manpower the milling team has been
harvesting logs from various properties throughout the Sunshine
Coast for some years. Some of the logs have individually exceeded
At the milling site a Lucas sawmill is used to cut the logs into slabs or lumber prior to being set on pallets for drying. All the moving, lifting, carrying and stacking is done by manpower. The horizontal chain saw of the Lucas mill is powered by a petrol motor but the movement of the saw through the timber is by manpower. Recently a small tractor became available and has been modified to assist in handling logs and cut timber.
A stock of timber is available for purchases at the clubhouse, phone Alex Findlay (07) 5474 0626 for more information.
Cutting slabs at the annual Cooroora Wood & Craft Show May 2016
Visitors to our show in May 2017 will be able to purchase both off the saw and seasoned slabs. There will also be a selection of slabs dressed for use as table tops together with many other attractive pieces.