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Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by ShaneLogs, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. dancan

    dancan Spruce , The preferred wood of the Purgatory !

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    This guy knew where to stack his wood for ease of access .

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    dancan Spruce , The preferred wood of the Purgatory !

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    The cook had to split his own stovewood .
    Looks like a doublebit ax was the tool of choice back in the day .
     
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    rarefish383 Addicted to ArboristSite

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    When we first built our house I had double doors with a removable center post put in the basement. I would swing the doors open and drive the tractor and trailer in. The trailer held a half cord stacked. Would just park it at the bottom of the stairs. Now the firewood goes on the front porch, closer, no steps, but out in the weather, Joe.
     
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    al-k cuten wood

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    IMG_20180219_085842075.jpg Got a bit of work done yesterday. Today the snow is gone and it's 69 out.
     
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    fulladirt ArboristSite Operative

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    Getting there. I do my hand splitting over next the wheelbarrow. But since just got a splitter I've been towing it to the trees I cut down.

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  6. dancan

    dancan Spruce , The preferred wood of the Purgatory !

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    Multifaceted Firewood Hoarder, Axe Junkie

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    How are you diggin' that Husqy Swedish Splitter?
     
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    I bought a husky splitter and love it. I used to use any old axe from a flea market or yard sale and it was a pain in the b***s. Curious to how they compare to the orange husky or a fiskers. I know one thing when my boy was using it in late summer and early fall he put probably 30-40’ on his baseball swing.
     
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    Multifaceted Firewood Hoarder, Axe Junkie

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    I was torn between those and a German splitter. I'e never tried one, so never pulled the trigger. Seems like a nice design, though I was curious about their effectiveness in harder woods.
     
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    Worked fine in red and white oak, beech, maple and cherry. Not so well in some stringy *ss white stuff.

    It came sharper than a small Hults Bruk splitting axe I bought . I always heard the Hults Bruk were a little more finished
     
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    I've always said that splitting wood is like hitting a ball. It's all in the wrists, bat speed, ax speed, and a good eye. Putting the bat on the ball and putting the ax in the right spot, or same spot twice, Joe.
     
  12. dancan

    dancan Spruce , The preferred wood of the Purgatory !

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    So far I like it , gonna run it this afternoon .
     
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    I agree splitting by hand is great for hand, wrist and forearm strength and really helps with bat speed. But the way it strengthens the core (abdominals) is unmatched
     
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    dancan Spruce , The preferred wood of the Purgatory !

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    Today's woodpile work .

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    Philbert Chainsaw Enthusiast

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    Exhausted just looking at all that . . .

    Philbert
     
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    Cowboy254 ESD sufferer

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    I do love red gum. Spent 7+ hours driving yesterday and most of that time I was admiring the big red gums I was driving past and how good they'd look CSS in my wood shed. Probably should have been watching the road but we still got home ok :numberone:.
     
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    dancan Spruce , The preferred wood of the Purgatory !

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    All that's left are the shorts , we'll get them cleaned up and piled in a bin for drying , waste not want not lol
    The spruce piles will be cut up another day .
     
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    svk A little bit of everything

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    You and Jerry keep busy!
     
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    dancan Spruce , The preferred wood of the Purgatory !

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    We try and stay flexible lol
     
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    How does the red gum we have here burn compared to the varieties you have back there or are they all about the same
     
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