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Update:4th Sept 09 - Sorry, been on a short holiday. I shall resume writing when I get the time! =D
Written By: -_Andy_-
Special thanks to: Twist of Fate, Sr H Potter
Table of Contents
Converting the planks
Have you ever wanted a reliable method to obtain profits of approximately 500k per hour (depending on your speed)? Then oak plank running is for you! All you need to do is to purchase an amount of oak logs from the Grand Exchange that you would like to convert into planks (500-1K at a time is recommended) and let the guide explain the rest.
First, make sure that you have enough money to invest in your first supply of planks. Next, simply go to the Grand Exchange and buy around 500 to 1,000 Oak logs. It is highly recommended that you only purchase what you are willing to convert to planks.
Remember to also have with you enough money to pay the Sawmill operator. You can carry 27 Oak logs plus the cash, so you will need 6,750gp for each inventory. You should bring enough so that you do not have to keep banking for cash. Just multiply the amount of logs you have times 250 and you will arrive at exactly how much money you will spend.
Once you've gotten your inventory set up, there are a few things you should know that will make your back and forth trips go much smoother. If you have a Summoning level of 40 or above, it is highly recommended that you bring a familiar that can restore your energy. Spirit Terrorbirds at level 52 Summoning along with Tireless run scrolls, or Bull Any familiars at level 40 summoning with Unburden scrolls are a very good idea. You will have to sacrifice one inventory space, however. Alternatives to summoning familiars are the Explorer's ring from the Lumbridge Achievement Diary, and Resting at the musician along the route to recharge your energy much more quickly. Please note that you may only use the Explorer's ring for only a few trips in a 24-hour period. Here is a map of the most effective route.
Converting the planks
Now that you know the basic strategy, and have your inventory set up, you're ready to go!
*Picture of the sawmill operator here if you want*
After you've calculated your needed amount of cash corresponding to your amount of oak planks, and also have any type of energy restoring method, you're ready to make your first trip. Go to Varrock's east bank to start. With your inventory set up, withdraw oak planks so that your entire available inventory space is filled. Refer to the map above if you are not familiar with the route. Follow the road north until you've reached the Sawmill. Right click on the Sawmill operator and select "Make planks".
*Picture of that option box would be helpful*
Every Oak log in your inventory will have been converted into your item of profit! Run back to the bank, and exchange the planks for more logs. Repeat this, and restore your energy when needed. Finally, enjoy your profit!