Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by ShaneLogs, Apr 19, 2012.
I am building a stock to carry me though my declining years. None of this is for sale. All Black Locust most of which was killed by the Locust Borer.
My current splitting area. I will be moving the splitting operation elswhere when that area is filled even with the stuff to the left. There are 8 ricks there so far. All my wood is piled rick tight against rick, no space between them. I keep my homemade cart there to toss in the bark/chips as I split then haul to the fire pile. Jusst did that today.
Stuff to the left is the oldest since I started cutting nothing but B Locust. That was around '95 or 96.
Far one by fence is my next season's wood. Around 5 cords - that was cut back in mid 90s from a blowdown area.
Rounds by fence is stuff waiting to be split - guestimate 6+ cords
Left hand pile has 2 20' ricks of unsplit rounds plus 7 or 8 ricks containing 1.5 cord splits.
More cut early in the B Locust era. Those piles go back some 20' to the garage/woodshed
I figure 40 + cords total but suspect it would be much more.
I can't think of a wood much better suited to long term storage than Black Locust...
I sold out everything I had by Christmas last winter... I only keep "special" stuff longer than a year...
My splitting and cutting areas
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This is where the tree service drops off the trees. It has a cement pad 16 x 25.
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The second area is a pad of 20 x 30. I sort and cut the logs and let them dry a few months. I have a good supply that is ready to split.
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A clear victim of F.A.D. or firewood acquisition disorder.........post #6
Topping it off is the fact I stacked it all in 1/3cord increments on individualized pallets.
I swear the guy in the mirror is a sadist.
Actually, many patients in that thread.
Here is my wood piles. Still got a lot of logs to skid out. Usually the wood is splitted and stacked by the end of May....not sure for this year.
Cherry, Sugar Maple and Ash.
Here was my other stack! This met its demise this winter.
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Another shot of the wall
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Boy do I love me some white birch
C'mon down... I'll fix ya up with some hedge... It's fun stuff...
If I was closer to you I would! Oh yeah, I like that stuff! It makes for a good time
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I like white oak around 30 pickup loads
Here's the stack for 2013/2014. Approximately 3 cord in there.
Last year's splitting location. It moves around.
The 2012/2013 pile before splitting.
I like white oak also but, It makes life a little harder sorting through that stuff especially in the snow.
Dam good looking wood!!!...is that white barked wood Birch?
That a new Ramsplitter electric ? 110v ? Cost ? How's the 4-way head work for you ?
How about a review with pros/cons ?
PS I wasn't at ease with all those hydraulics on top close to the lovely face. :eek2:
I always dump and split the piles in the same central "processing" site, then move stack in another area of our land.
What are you using to load your bags of firewood ?
10 or 20 digits depending on who is working... I need a conveyor, badly.
Yes it is, All of that wood with the white bark is white birch. It burns real nice just like yellow birch too.
My growing wood pile. It's about 4 cords in this picture. I've got a couple more that are split that I need to stack.
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