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Quick update: The workshop is now complete and re-equipped. Power has been restored to the shop but not connected yet. We are waiting for the electricity company to install a new meter which will hopefully be soon. Watch this space!

 

Sadly we went from this!

Original workshop 2017
Mike Cawthorne

To this!

Fire damage 2022

Welcome to MAC Timbers


On the 29th April 2022 we suffered a catastrophic fire that destroyed our workshop. You can see from the photos above what we had and what we were left with after the fire.


As of 23rd July 2022, we secured funding from our insurance company who have been great. We have had financial help from friends and family, but we have also received over £14 thousand pounds from our dear customers  and supporters. For this we cannot express how grateful we are to you all.


We are now almost ready to go again. Simply waiting for the power company to reconnect us. 


Once again we would like to thank everyone who has helped us to rebuild our lives! 

The photos directly below were taken in 2017 on the original build

Workshop 2017
Workshop interior 2017

However, these photos below were taken in October/November 2022. As you can see we are nearly there. The machinery we have purchased is a direct result of the kindness and help of all our customers, friends and family who contributed to our just giving page and made direct contributions to us. We cannot thank you enough for your help and kindness with the rebuilding of our business. There is still a lot to do but we are hopeful that it will all be sorted by Xmas.

Raising the roof
Roof trusses complete
Lining the interior
Our friend Ken working hard
New machines being installed
New Felder Format Thicknesser
New lathe & Crosscut saw
New Felder Format Jointer
New drill and spindle moulder
Felder Sander & Dust extraction
Felder Scissor table

Felder UK agreed to replace both Machines at an amazing price so we would like to thank them for there fantastic customer support here is a link to their website if you are in the market for machinery. Felder-UK


Mike has also added to his collection of Felder machines with a fine dust extractor, a chip extractor & a belt sander. He can't wait to show them off at his next open day.

This is what was left of our two Felder machines. 

Destroyed Thicknesser & Jointer

This is what they should have looked like. 

Felder Jointer
Felder Thicknesser

The Norwood Sawmill was destroyed in the fire as well. However, due to the amazing help from the support we have recieved, this has now been replaced.

4 Meter kiln
Norwood Sawmill

Our 4 mtr Kiln was undamaged by the fire but the electrical supply will need to be renewed

We also received fantastic support from MWM machinery in Bardon Hill in Leicestershire. They have kindly donated a Radial arm crosscut saw and Mike has now purchased a bandsaw and dust extractor at a very competative price. If you are in the area or are interested in what they do here is the link to their website  MWMachinery. 


A great big thank you to the folks at MWM.

MWM Machinery
Collecting the new machines from MWM
Bandsaw, Extractor & Crosscut

So With all that said back to business!

English Elm boards for sale. Very large quantities being processed at best prices. Below is an example of what's available. Great for resin coffee tables and dining tables.

Elm boards for sale
English Elm board
Wych Elm Platter turned by Martin Wright

Beautiful Wych Elm platter turned by Martin Wright. An example of some of the woods we stock

Very Large Elm board
27 inch wide Elm boards
English Elm boards

We are always interested in finding new trees for processing. If you have a tree that is due to be cut down please give us a call. We are looking for trees that have a trunk girth of 16" (40cm) plus. Preferrably hardwood species only (Although some softwoods such as Yew, Wellingtonia (Giant redwood) and Cedar would be most welcome). We are not able to cut down the tree for you but we might be able to remove the larger bits once they are cut. We can only travel a maximum of 50 miles from our home destination near Oundle in Northants to collect any suitable trees.


Wellintonia
Newark Show stand 2019