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Scrounging firewood

Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by mainewoods, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. dancan

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    Hey Clint , get some temporary migrant workers for this winter !
    Only get ones from the cold climate countries so you don't have to teach them how to run a shovel LOL
     
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    farmer steve outstanding in my field, 5150

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    "What it's like to be from Maine"!!!

    Good to see you post again Clint, nice neat wood piles! Looks like you are ready!
     
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    mainewoods Addicted to ArboristSite

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    With over 120" of the white stuff last winter, it made for a late start on the wood pile. Still had snow on the ground in early May. But I managed to haul out 6 or 7 cord and get it up in the air. A Jeep Cherokee -a tow strap and a logging chain made a pretty decent skiddah', haulin tree length. Picked up one of those bright yellow skidding cones. They work pretty good. Poor mans skiddah!
     
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    Dan would be proud!!;)
     
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    LondonNeil ArboristSite Operative

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    That's why I love this thread, everyone sharing successes and failures.
     
  7. dancan

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    Hey Clint , you get a real store bought skid cone ?
     
  8. KiwiBro

    KiwiBro Hold my beer and film this...

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    Skidding cone? Don't laugh, this actually works:
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  9. JustJeff

    JustJeff ArboristSite Guru

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    We use those for bear barrels. Keep our food in while camping.
     
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    KiwiBro Hold my beer and film this...

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    Good idea. Would a determined bear still find a way in though? Maybe it's more to stop the smell attracting them? Am surprised how many uses these barrels have.
    • skidding cone
    • food barrel
    • I'm hoping to build a cyclone dust collection system for the shed and am awaiting the cyclone delivery. Just cut a hole in the barrel lid for the cyclone to exhaust into and it's a great dust/shavings bin.
    • cut the bottom off and longitudinally and each half (or section thereof) becomes a handy firewood chute off the splitter
    • many strapped together form a solid pontoon base for the local drinking day here masquerading as a raft race
    • I was wondering if one could be rigged as the barrel for a concrete mixer
    • Improvised Explosive Device, for barn demolition
    • Holds decomposing comfrey and other putrid concoctions for the garden.
     
  11. svk

    svk Firewood and Saw Collector

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    They can mangle those barrels but never seen one breached.
     
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    If you fill one with tanerite you can blow a barn flat
     
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    KiwiBro Hold my beer and film this...

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    Thanks. Added to the list.
     
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    Milled the remaining Red Oak yesterday, now just have to move about 2 cord by Friday and I'm all done there (plus some pallets & blocks, etc).
     

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    More pics ... some pieces were 23" wide, and milled 2" thick or 4" for legs.
     

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    I was thinking oxyacetylene :blob2:.
    When I was in high school a buddy blew up his dads barn, he had a bunch of oxyacetylene mix in balloons and then put them in a plastic trash bag :dumb:, he walked(well ran:crazy2:)away without an injury, very lucky guy John is :yes:.
    I like this :rolleyes: use best, but it is sweet all the uses folks come up with for them. I'm sure you could make a smaller skidding cone with it by cutting the ends of then cutting it down the middle so it lays flat, then cut a wedge out and roll it back up and bolt it together leaving a hole in the from for the cable/chain to go thru.
     
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    I've spent the day up on the roof puling hard on a rope, down in the dinning room my brother and dad were pushing very hard, and between us was 8m (27 feet) of 904 grade stainless steel flexible 6" liner. it went in after a bit of a fight, so stove number 2 can go in now. You know what this means don't you?

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    I'm gonna need a bigger wood pile!
     
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    Cowboy254 Amateur wood cutter, married to pro wood burner

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    And a bigger saw :laugh:
     

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